Mildred S. French

By Orleans Hub Posted 8 December 2020 at 4:48 pm

MEDINA – Mildred S. French, 96, died Dec. 7, 2020 in Medina Memorial Hospital.  She was born Jan. 19, 1924 in the Town of Shelby to Merritt and Sylvia (Leppien) Gilbert and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Mildred, along with her husband Joseph were founding members of the East Shelby Fire Company.  She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and Europe, and had worked for T.J. Lipton and General Electric prior to her retirement.  Mildred also enjoyed James Patterson books, puzzles of all kinds, knitting and Country Western Music…especially Alan Jackson.  She will be loved and missed by all her friends and family.

Mrs. French was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; a son, Roger J. French; a daughter, Janice M. Scholes; a grandson, Douglas Scholes, and her brothers: Laverne and Gerald Gilbert.

She is survived by her children: Beverly (Ronald) Harrington of Fla., Pamela S. French of Medina, Carol (James) Freeman of Ohio, Mildred (Joseph) Sanfilippo of Holley, Rodney French of Albion, Joseph (Mindy) French of Gasport, her sister: Ruth Letts of KY.; grandchildren: Paul Jr. and Robert Scholes, Tracey Mochol, Travis, Wade and Catherine Harrington, Jason Fite, Stephanie and Shannon Sanfilippo; great-grandchildren: Shawn Mochol, Jonathan Scholes, Cameron, Abrianna, Skylah and Zander Harrington; 2 great-great-grandchildren: Oliver Harrington and Shawn Mochol Jr., as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 West Ave., Albion, Fri., Dec. 11 from 12-2 p.m. where her funeral service will follow immediately after visitation beginning at 2 p.m.  Mildred’s service may be viewed by Live Stream at 2 p.m. by using the following link:  Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the The American Heart Association, 22 Circle St., Rochester, NY 14607.  To share a special memory of Mildred, please visit:

Please note the funeral home will be operating at 33% capacity per state guidelines.  New York requires those in attendance to adhere to social distancing guidelines and face coverings are mandatory.