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Caroline Sevy
Sept. 26, 1929-May 1, 2022
Menlo Park, CA

Caroline Patricia Sevy (née Mills) passed away peacefully in her home in Menlo Park on May 1st, 2022 at the age of 92. Caroline attended Addison Elementary School, Jordan Junior High School and graduated from “ol’ Paly High” in 1947. She was a Brownie leader and an active member of the Laurel School PTA when her kids were young.

She worked in her father’s historic flower shop, Mills the Florist, during her youth and throughout her young adulthood, even answering overflow calls to the store from her childhood home phone. She was a lifelong lover of flowers and would always appreciate the best specimens when she saw them. Though she could never choose a favorite, her house was never without countless orchids.

She loved a good black & white movie, a glass of wine and talked often of her mother’s home country, Ireland.

She is survived by her three children, Laurie Sevy, Kerry Sevy Kong (Jeff), and Chris Sevy (Dawn); five grandchildren, Griffith Chafey, Tara Chafey, Breanna Sevy, Hunter Sevy and Bryce Sevy, and her brother, Frank Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Delia Mills, eldest grandchild, Shea Chafey, and lifelong best friend, June Gallaher.

A graveside funeral will be held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park where she will be buried alongside her mother and father.

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Memorial service
A graveside funeral will be held Friday, May 13th at 1:30PM at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306.

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