PEABODY – Mildred E. (Carol McKinnon) Tweed, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, wife of the late Thomas R. McKinnon and the late Robert E. Tweed. Tweed, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at The Kaplan Family Hospice, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Born February 9, 1931, she was the cherished daughter of the late James and Mary (Burke) Carroll. Mildred’s life was a testament to love, strength, and resilience. She was a devoted mother to her two sons, James McKinnon and his wife, Faith Ann (Missy) McKinnon and Michael McKinnon, all of Peabody,
Mildred’s heart held the memory of her late daughter, Carol McKinnon Mead, who left us too soon. Carol’s spirit will forever be treasured in our hearts.
Mildred’s love extended to her grandchildren: Thomas McKinnon and his wife Kenzie of Georgetown, James McKinnon and his wife Nancy of Peabody, Matthew McKinnon and his wife Mary of Wakefield, Kara McKinnon and her companion Aldous Hoffman of Orono, Maine, Mitchell McKinnon and his wife Laurel of Ontario, Canada, and Courtney Monica of Chesapeake, Virginia.
Her grandchildren bring her immense joy: Kayla, Jackson, Ray, Chase, Mia, Meadow, Aria McKinnon and Isabella Monica.
She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Teresa Bielawa who provided support and care during her final years. And to Kelly Kilduff, her hairstylist for over 30 years.
Mildred was preceded in death by her brother, James Carroll, and sisters-in-law, Barbara Carroll and Anna White.
Mildred worked for many years as a secretary at the former Sir Mutual Insurance Company in Peabody until the time of her retirement.
She had a great love for music and dancing and was well known in dance circles throughout the North Shore. Mildred was also a member of the AOH Lady’s Auxiliary in Peabody.
Mildred’s life was marked by her unwavering love for her family. Her quick wit was unparalleled, and her witty observations and lighthearted banter brought joy and laughter to all who knew her. In addition to her sense of humor and intelligence, Mildred was the epitome of strength. She has faced life’s challenges head on, and has shown unwavering resilience. Her ability to persevere through difficult times has been an inspiration to many, and her strength will continue to be remembered and cherished.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 17 Chestnut Street, Peabody, Friday, September 15, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at Conway Cahill Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lane St., Peabody, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. For directions and online guestbook, please visit .
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