In Memory of




Obituary for Mary Katherine Milley

MILLEY, Mary Katherine, lifelong resident of WINCHESTER, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends, on July 1, 2021. Beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Elizabeth (Murphy) Milley. Cherished sister of Alexander “Sandy” Milley and his wife Linda of New Hampshire and General Mark Milley and his wife Hollyanne of Virginia. Loving aunt to Matthew and Alexander Milley, Mary Margaret (Milley) Hansche and her spouse Andrew Hansche, and Peter Milley and his spouse Meredith (Ryan) Milley.

Loyal and loving friend to so many, Mary K was born in Winchester, 23 April 1956, attended Immaculate Conception Grammar School and graduated Winchester High School in 1974 where she Co-captained the Cheerleading Squad. She matriculated to Regis College of Weston, MA where she earned a BA in Communications in 1978 along with an advanced degree in HR Management from Bentley College in Waltham.

She had a distinguished career as a Human Resource Specialist and consultant at Aquinas Junior College, John Hancock Financial Services, Fleet Bank, Tufts Health Plan, and Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan. She was an exceptional and innovative talent management recruiter for all levels from junior employees to senior executives. She was a lifelong mentor to many in the Boston area, devout parishioner of St Mary Catholic Parish in Winchester, and active member of many charitable organizations. Late in life she was a personal care assistant to the elderly and she provided her loving care to many in the local area.

She was noted for her thoughtful, giving and loving generosity and she never failed to put others before herself—she was always the caregiver with her work colleagues, friends and family. Her laughter, wit, and warmth with an everlasting love of life was infectious to everyone who met her. She was present in the moment and graced her friends and family with her constant upbeat, positive and welcoming attitude. She will be remembered by all who knew her legacy of kindness. Throughout her life she was the greatest cheerleader for others.

Visiting hours will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main Street (Rte 38) WINCHESTER, on Thursday, July 8th from 4-8 pm. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Mary Church, 155 Washington St, Winchester on Friday July 9th at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment is Wildwood Cemetery, WINCHESTER. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Sisters of St Joseph of Boston, or Fontbonne Academy, or Pancreatic Cancer Research at the Lustgarten Foundation, For online condolences please visit