Mildred G. "Millie" Bloom

Mildred Gertrude Bloom (Olsen) 84, passed away on August 21, 2019.  She was born in Valhalla, New York on April 1, 1935.

After graduating Commerce High School in Yonkers, New York, she attended Berkeley Secretarial School.  She then worked for General Foods in White Plains.  Millie also worked at Shoreham Wading River Middle School in Community Services for over 25 years working with children and the elderly which she enjoyed.  She was a loving mother and housewife, 4-H Leader, Cub Scout den mother, marathon runner, active member and Sunday School teacher at the Wading River Congregational Church.

After retirement, she moved to Hilton Head Island where she was an active member of the community.  Millie was an avid tennis player and a member of the Country Club of Hilton Head, Spring Lake Racquet Club and Port Royal Tennis Racquet Club, and was often seen swimming, playing tennis and socializing. 

She was an active member of the 1st Presbyterian Church as a Deacon, participating in outreach programs, soup kitchens and domestic and international missionary service.

Millie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard; sister, Madeline Olsen; brother, James Olsen; her four children, Richard, Raymond, Robert and Patricia (Yacko) and five grandchildren, Liana, Steven, Jeffrey, Keith and Evan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 12 at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Millie’s name to Family Promise of Beaufort County, 181 Bluffton Road, Building D101, Bluffton, SC 29910.


Arrangements by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.