Mary Bliven

Mary A. Bliven (Mills)

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Mary A. (Mills) Bliven, 85, beloved wife for over 50 years, of Frank H. Bliven, Jr., of Potter Hill Rd., Westerly, passed away at her home on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Born in Pawcatuck, she was the daughter of the late William and Lida Mills.

Mary worked as a Bus Driver for the Westerly School System for a number of years and was affiliated with the Dunn’s Corners Community Church. Mary enjoyed the distinction of being known for her generosity and willingness to help others. She was a loyal, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

In addition to her husband, she leaves six children and their spouses, Ila and Gerald Lambert, Linda and Donald MacLean, Martin and Lucinda Sheldon, Keith and Susan Sheldon, Cheryl and Steven Dubois and Myra and Mark Lamkins; a sister Nancy Marshall; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by 3 grandchildren; and 6 brothers. She is also survived by two former daughters-in-law, many nieces and nephews and her extended Watch Hill family. She will be sadly missed by her puppy Sheba.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Dunn’s Corners Presbyterian Church, 221 Post Road (Route 1), Westerly. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the DCCCP, 221 Post Road, Westerly, RI 02891 or The Compassionate Friends Greater Providence Area, 10 Dail Drive, North Providence, RI 02911 in memory of Mary’s three deceased grandchildren. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 11:00am
    Dunn's Corners Community Church, Presbyterian
    221 Post Road
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    Private, --
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Ila Lambert

Posted at 11:52pm
Mom, you have only been gone 2 months but it seems much longer. My mind is in denial. I still think I will see you the next time I travel. I know you are feeling much better.celebrate your reunion with all your family, I hope to see you all one day. Peace be with you

John Bennett

Posted at 03:51pm
We are saddened to hear of Mary's passing. Our condolences to the family.

John and Bonnie Bennett

Darlene Reviczky

Posted at 06:47pm
Mary, what a wonderful life to have so many people love you. I know that Donna and Al have loved you in so many ways. Donna thought of you as her second Mom. She took you and Frank to many appointments. She stayed near you until she had to move because she never wanted to leave you. I know you will live in her heart forever. To know the hurt she is feeling now is hard to watch. Watch over her from above. Rest in peace. ,❤

Keith and Susan Sheldon

Posted at 10:29am
Mom we love you and I think you would love this.
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Aspen and Ryker Evans

Posted at 08:08am
May this tree be rooted in love and grow in the wonderful memory of your Grandmother.
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