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Obituary for Gertrude E. "Trudy" Mill

Gertrude E. Mill “Trudy” a long-time resident of Patterson, NY, passed away at home Wednesday September 19, 2023, at the age of 77.

Trudy was born September 11, 1946, in Mount Kisco, NY, daughter of the late James and Beulah (Tompkins) Ballard. Shortly after graduating Brewster High School Class of 1964, she married the love of her life Thomas A. Mill on July 11,1964 in Brewster. Mr. Mill died January 21,2022.

Gertrude had retired as an office manager at Bottge Inc in Brewster after 24 years, prior to working at Bottge. She has an extensive work history including 10 years in Real Estate, 10 years at R. Timonthy Dwyer Inc. and 10 years at a local radio station.

Trudy was a 50-year member and president of the Patterson Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and one of her enjoyments was marching in the fireman's parade. She loved animals and enjoyed watching wildlife in her backyard.

Trudy is survived by her son Thomas A. Mill Jr. of Patterson, NY. Her two brothers, James Ballard of Hagerstown, MD and Robert Ballard of Brewster, NY. Also, she was predeceased by her three brothers, Richard, George, and John Ballard. A private cremation was held earlier.

A private cremation was held. Should a celebration of Trudy's life be held in the near future, there will be an announcement at that time. Dwyer Funeral Home, 23 South Street Patterson, NY, will be assisting the family.

Contributions in Trudy’s memory may be made to the Putnam Humane Society at P.O. Box 297 Carmel, NY 10512.