Milton A. Randall, 90, formerly of Georgetown and Amesbury, MA passed away peacefully on March 26, 2021 at The Port Rehab in Newburyport, MA with his loving wife Dorothy at his side. They shared their 64 th wedding anniversary on March 24.
He was born on January 5, 1931 to the late Maurice Sr. and Edith (Tessimond) Randall in Amesbury. As a fun-loving young man Milton attended Amesbury Public Schools and was a 1949 graduate of Amesbury High. He proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army, and was a meteorologist stationed in Japan during the Korean War.
Milton worked in the grocery business his whole life. Starting at First National and moving onto manage IGA and Harvest Market in Georgetown, he built great relationships with his employees and members of the community loyal to his stores. As a manager he was stern but fair with his workers. He taught many lessons about working and life to teenage employees that are still recalled today. He also served on the Georgetown Planning Board. While at work he was focused and serious, but away from work he enjoyed many different aspects of his life, none more than his family. Every year he would plan a summer vacation for the family. It was not always just the family; friends always attended the trips as well. Milton and Dorothy also served as foster parents for ten years, providing a loving home for children in need. Throughout his life Milton enjoyed many sports. He played baseball with the Legion League in Amesbury, as well as participated in a candlepin-bowling league in Georgetown. He loved to ski and took ski trips all over New England, including Tuckerman’s Ravine, as well as in Utah and Lake Tahoe. Milton also enjoyed football, especially the Amesbury/Newburyport Thanksgiving game.
He was an avid reader, liked completing puzzles, playing card games with his grandchildren, and playing cribbage.
Milton and Dorothy spent countless years tracing their genealogy and researching their family history. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many positions within the church.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Johnson), his children; Deanna Mazzotta and her husband Ted of Georgetown, MA; Jeffrey Randall and his wife Laura of North Richland Hills, TX; Elizabeth Sanchez of Bradford, MA and Angel Sanchez of Georgetown, MA; and Jonathan Randall of Hosston, LA; grandchildren: Jared Kinson, Amy Moore, Jason Mazzotta, Justin Mazzotta, Angie, Shantel, and Jasmine Sanchez; and five great-grandchildren.
Milton, who led by example, will be remembered for his strong work ethic, big heart, and generosity, but mostly for his sense of humor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend whose laughter, bear hugs, and glowing smile will be cherished by all who loved him.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, April 1 st, from 4 to 8 pm at the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown, MA, and his Graveside Service with Military Honors on Friday, April 2 nd at 11 am at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, 202 Elm St. Amesbury, MA. For funeral home directions, florists or to share a memory of Milton with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
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