Richard C. Mills, Jr.


Richard C. Mills, Jr. 83, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. He was born in Franklin, Vermont on September 30, 1937 to Richard and Ida Mills, Sr. In 1968, Richard moved his family to New York.

Richard was a technician for Genex in Ithaca, proudly serving the dairy farmers of Saratoga County for many years. After his retirement, he joined his wife in operating the Mills Country Store in Charlton where they were well known throughout the community.

Richard was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed fishing and watching Nascar. He was a past member and commissioner of the Harmony Corners Fire Department. He loved to visit with people and treasured the time he spent with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife Nancy. Richard is survived by his children Thomas Mills (Jan), Lois Mills, Joyce Crawford (Bill), Brenda Mills, Shelley Smith (Rick), Tracie Mills (Tom Daggett), and R. Andrew Mills (Sharon); brother James Mills (Donna); fifteen grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Due to the current pandemic there will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, 4988 Route 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010.

The family would like to thank the staff at Wilkinson and the ICU at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam for their care and compassion.

Guest Book

Midge Dube (Asilda Dube)

Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Mills/Smith families. Your father Richard and Nancy were wonderful caring neighbors and when they decided to sell the Harmony store, they left a hole in the heart of our neighborhood. Their kindness and compassion were what made the store a great place for our community. You all have a wonderful legacy to live up to. With condolences, accept our sympathy for their passing. Midge Dube & Stacey Horwitz

Lori Ortoleva-Agnew

Brenda and Family my thoughts and prayers to you at this time of sorrow. Sweet in our Memory.

Marla and Ron Chapleau

Dear Andy, Sharon and Emma,
Our condolences go to you all on the passing of your father/father-in-law/grandpa. It is difficult to lose a loved one at the best of times and even more so these days.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Marla and Ron Chapleau

Marlene Denison

Shelly and the Mills family, my condolences to all. Blessings to everyone of you at this sad time. Marlene

Kathryn Andress

Brenda, sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to call me.

Richard Martinez

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

John and Tiffany O'Connor

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of need your dad will truly be missed and will always have a special place in our heart

Brian, Dee, Brianna

So sorry Aunt Joyce.

Dixie McGrath

Mr. Mills, what an amazing man. Always working, made my girls laugh every time we went to the store. Raised some awesome kids. Rest in peace.

Daniel, Sheryl and Jared Roy

Andy, Sharon, Emma, and Mills Family

The loss of your father at a time when you can not be together to remember and honour his life must be so incredibly hard. I hope you take comfort in knowing that your parents are together again...and the memories of a life well lived will get your family through.. until you can gather to allow yourselves to comfort each other and grieve as a family. Hugs to all of the Mills...Love the Roy’s

Ann Smethurst

❤️Big Daddy ❤️

Betty Kilinski

Your Journey on earth has ended now you can rest and enjoy heaven

Michelle Mapes

Rest in peace Dick

Connie Rieder

May you rest in peace with Nancy now. Such a beautiful couple and wonderful family. You will be missed.❤❤❤❤❤

Lisa Rimawi

So very sorry for your loss. He was a special man and will be missed. May he rest in peace.

Peg Wharton

I'm sorry to all the family for your loss. He's probably dancing up there with your mom. I didn't know your dad but he sounds like he he lived a full life and was blessed with a large family. I've known Tracie for many years and Tom for a few. I'm sorry Covid took your dad. I will keep all of you in my prayers.