NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Milton Frank Ward, 94, widower of Cora (Bussiere) Ward of New Britain, Conn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Autumn Lake of New Britain.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1922, in Lewiston to the late Abram and Myrtle (Randlett) Ward. Milton was a retiree of Fafnir Bearing Co. and was a parishioner of Saint Maurice Church. Milton also proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, Jan. 4, 1945. He was also a life member of the Hardware City 8 DAV.

Milton and Cora were members of square dancing teams and they enjoyed square and round dancing and putting on shows for many years. He loved spending time with family and friends, and especially loved playing cards.

Milton is survived and will be dearly missed by his daughter, Sheila Ward and her husband, John E. Labieniec, of Connecticut; his daughter-in-law, Frances Ward; his two sisters-in-law, Irene Lachance and her husband, Lionel, of Maine, and Cecile Ward of Lewiston; his five sweet grandchildren, granddaughter, Jennifer Skinnon and her husband, Rob MacDougall, grandson, John Skinnon and his wife, Gail Musumano, grandson, Howard M. Ward Jr., granddaughter, Celina Ward, and granddaughter, Colleen and husband, Al Henriques; 11 precious great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; godchildren; and special neighbors and friends.

Milton was also predeceased by his son, Howard M. Ward; and brothers and sisters.

Special thanks are extended to the staff of Autumn Lake Healthcare for their many acts of kindness, support and taking such gentle and loving care of our beloved dad.

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Milton F. Ward

Milton F. Ward

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