Topsfield — Mildred Shillito Peirce Hornbraye, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 25 at Beverly Hospital.
Born in Boston on May 14, 1946, Milly was the daughter of the late Robert K. Peirce and Mildred M. Peirce. She attended Shore Country Day School in Beverly and graduated from the former Academy of the Assumption in Wellesley Hills. She studied at the former Bryant and Stratton business school in Boston where she obtained an associate’s degree in marketing and public relations. She enjoyed employment at Brigham and Women’s, Boston Children’s Hospital and the State Bar of California in Los Angeles.
Milly is survived by her husband, James F. Hornbraye of Myrtle Beach, SC, her daughter Jennifer P. Hornbraye of Myrtle Beach, SC, her brother Robert K. Peirce II of Dorchester, her brother Frederick C. Peirce and wife Joyce Peirce of Housatonic, her cousins Stewart Shillito Maxwell II of Cincinnati, Gay Peirce Medvedeff & husband Nick Medvedeff of Philadelphia, Betty Elsey of Cincinnati, and many other cousins. Milly was predeceased by her father in 1964 and her mother in 2007.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2012, at 10 AM in St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield. Interment will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge. The family will receive visitors and share remembrances on Thurs., Jan. 3, from 6-8 PM in C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. Donations can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Rose of Lima, 17 Prospect St., Topsfield, MA 01983. www.LyonsFuneral.com