Mildred Edith Gadde of West Chester

Mildred Edith (Winslow) Gadde, 93, of West Chester, formerly of Sandown, N.H. and Holden, Mass., died Nov.16. Mildred was born on April 10, 1924, in Waterbury, Conn. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (William) Goudie and daughter-in-law, Jan Kippenberger Gadde.  She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Russell Frederick Gadde, and her son, Alan Winslow Gadde.   Mildred is survived by her brother Leland Winslow and predeceased by siblings Ruth Winslow, Robert Winslow, and Donald Winslow.  Mildred is survived by her grandchildren, Karyn (Kenneth) Belanger, Brett (Jean-Nicole) Goudie, Heather Gadde, and Alexandra Gadde. She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Michelle Goudie.  She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Bryce, Karley, and Beth Belanger and Grant, Gibson, and Gloria Goudie.

Mildred Edith Gadde

Mildred was raised in Amagansett, N.Y. by her parents, Mildred and Leland Winslow. It was in Amagansett where she met Russell while he was patrolling the beaches of Long Island for the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. They later settled in Worcester, then Holden, Mass., where they raised their family.

Mildred was a loving mother and grandmother, devoting her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a strong, resilient, brave, and simply wonderful lady who was friendly to all. Mildred was a member of Epworth Methodist Church in Worcester, where at one time, she was active with the Naomi Circle Women’s Group. She enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years and was more recently a sports enthusiast and cribbage ace until her passing. She kept sharp with crossword puzzles and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Mildred was a resident of Birch Heights in Derry, NH before moving to Barclay Friends in West Chester, PA in 2013.

You are invited to Mildred's memorial service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, (610-399-3377) 10 W Pleasant Grove Rd, West Chester, PA 19382.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jimmy Fund ( ) in memory of Alan W. Gadde, or to the Michelle J. Goudie ’93 Scholarship Fund ( ). Arrangements are by Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home of Kennett Square. 610-444-4116. To share a memory with Mildred's family, please visit

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