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Pauline A. (Coen) Milmore

Pauline A. (Coen) Milmore
  • September 3, 1957 - November 19, 2019
  • Waltham,, Massachusetts
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“My thoughts are with you through this holiday season. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey Griffin - Kissimmee, FL

“I have so many memories of Polly she was such a big part of my childhood. We played endlessly with our barbie's to being Pop Warner cheerleaders....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dawn OREILLY - Waltham, MA

“DEAR Steve and family..we are saddened to hear about Pauline.we wish you Peace and Pray for you and your family. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Poirier - Burlington, MA

“To the Coen FamilyI was so saddened to hear of Paulines passing. My deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Trisha Shutt-Gangi - Millis, MA

“Our dear she managed to recruit a half dozen of us from the neighborhood to bingo every week regularly, I'm not really sure. Most likely...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Phinney - Newton, MA

“Dear Steve, Sarah, Matt, Chris and Michael,I am heartbroken to hear of Polly's passing. We had so much fun back in the day as Watertown neighbors,...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Phinney - Newton, MA

“So sorry for your tremendous loss. Memories of Polly and Steve with my sister Carol seem like yesterday. Please know you are all in our prayers. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Phyllis (DiGiovine) Moniz - MA

“So sorry Steve and family for your loss. God Bless Polly, and your whole family. You are all in my prayers. ...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Carol sheehan - Hudson, NH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met your Mom & Dad at Joey & your's wedding! My brother Joe always spoke very highly of both of them. Such a beautiful...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Kucerak - Ilion, NY

“Steve and family. Patti's and I extend our heartfelt condolences to you all. My God grant you peace and solace in this time and grace in this...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bill McLaughlin - Maynard, MA

“Polly was one of my favorite people. I worked with her at preschool for about 15 years . The children and families loved her so much . She was an...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Missy Fullerton - Millis, MA

“We will all miss Pauline so much! She was so brave over the last difficult year and through it all, thoughts of dear Hannah brought her joy. She was...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Katie Donovan - Newton, MA

Waltham – Mrs. Pauline A. "Polly" (Coen) Milmore, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She was 62.

Polly was born in Brighton on September 3, 1957, the fifth of eight children born to the late Edward A. and Virginia T. (Oates) Coen. Raised in Watertown she was a 1975 graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. It was there that she met the love of her life, Steve Milmore, who became her husband on May 3, 1981 at Saint Jude Church in Waltham.

After high school Polly attended Framingham State College where she earned her degree in Education in 1979. Shortly thereafter she became a teacher at Saint Patrick's Elementary School in Watertown.

After living for a time in Watertown, Steve and Polly moved to Waltham where they became lifelong residents. She was very involved with her children's activities at home and at school and was a longtime supporter of the Waltham High Booster's Club.

After her children were grown Polly returned to a job that she loved, teaching children, at the Auburndale Community Nursery School (ACNS) in Newton.

Polly will long be remembered as being warm, loving, kind, generous and a mentor to her family. With her always-positive attitude and a smile on her face, she had the ability to make everyone she met feel special. She was a strong woman who could overcome life's biggest challenges, including beating breast cancer in 2009.

When she became a grandmother last year, the joy she felt was unsurpassed. Her new role as "Nana" was a highlight of her life.

A leukemia diagnosis a year ago renewed her strength and commitment to love, help and support her family with grace, dignity, courage and faith.

In addition to her beloved husband, Steve Milmore, she leaves her children, Sarah H. Stadtmiller (Joseph) of Framingham, Matthew S. Milmore (Charlotte) of New York City, Christopher P. Milmore of Jamaica Plain and Michael J. Milmore of Waltham; her granddaughter, Hannah M. Stadtmiller, her sisters and brothers, Edward A. Coen, Jr. of Beverly, Patricia T. Lynch (Harry) of Quincy, Marybeth Oster (David) of Natick, Kevin J. Coen (Donna) of Falmouth, Sheila C. Fleming (Ernest) of Andover, Anne V. Wilkens (Barry) of Lowell and Robert F. Coen (Sue Ann) of Reston, Virginia and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Polly's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, November 22nd from 3 to 8 p.m. and again at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or online at