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Mildred Besnier
Mildred Besnier

Mildred L. Besnier, a resident of Williamsburg, Va, passed away on Sept. 6, 2016 at the age of 77.

Millie was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church for 50 years. She was employed as a teacher by the York County School System, and after retiring, enjoyed being a member of Williamsburg Women’s Chorus and Sweet Adeline’s singing groups. She loved music, her cats, birds and chocolate. Millie also enjoyed the Williamsburg Players, musicals, and was an avid reader. In the past, she really enjoyed snow skiing and being outdoors. She loved being part of the Williamsburg community.

Millie was predeceased by her parents, Harley and Ruth Lee, and her sister, Judy Forthman. She is survived by her sons, Jeff Besnier (Terrie) and Gary Besnier (Debbie); grandchild, Jessica Besnier; and step-grandchildren, Joe and Ben Wilke.

A service will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 at 2pm. A reception will follow from 3-4:30pm at the church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Humane Society, Online condolences may be shared with the family at