Active in local churches
Mildred B. (Carnell) Baggs passed away at her home in Chelsea on Thursday evening, May 7, 2020. She was 89 years of age. Born in Conception Bay, Newfound- land, Canada, she is the daughter of the late Stephen S. and Gertrude L. (Sellars) Carnell. Mildred attended school in Canada and graduated high school there. She came to the United States when she was 18 years old and received her US Citizen- ship in 1960. Mildred lived in Everett and Revere prior to moving to Chelsea.
She has resided in Chelsea for almost 60 years. Mildred was a homemaker for most of her life, tending to her home and to her two sons. She worked for 20 years for different companies, such as, American Optical, Armitron, and Hysil Manufacturing Company. Mildred retired in 1991 after 20 years of service, ending with her employment as a bow maker at Hysil.
Mildred was a 50 year member of the Mt. Bellingham U.M. Church in Chelsea and a late member of the Glendale U.M. Church in Everett. She was very active in the Women’s Society of each Church. Mildred later joined the First Congregational Church in Chelsea. Mildred will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
She is the wife of the late John M. Baggs. Beloved mother of John R. Baggs of Malden, Robert A. Baggs and his wife Inta of Saugus. Mildred is predeceased by 2 brothers, Gerald Carnell, John “Jack” Ca nell and 5 sisters, Florence Learning, Lorraine Crocker, Rita Crowley, Edith Coish, Marion Peach. Also lovingly survived by 5 grandchildren, Robert Jr., John, Dawn, Shaun, Caress, 4 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Due to the current restrictions placed upon family and friends because of COVID-19, services for Mildred will be private with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.