Mildred Hazel O’Jala, obituary

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 1:00pm

UNION — Mildred Hazel O’Jala, 102, of Union, passed away peacefully, Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, surrounded by her family. Born in Lincolnville February 1, 1921, she was the daughter of Marcellus “Crosby” and Alice
Eleanor (Libby) Pearse.

On May 16, 1942, Mildred married William Raymond O’Jala in Rockland. They moved to Union in 1962, where she lived in her own home up until her final days. Mildred worked on the family farm before working at Union Upholstery, where she found her love for upholstery. She continued to do upholstery in her home, until the age of 90.

Mildred lived an active lifestyle and was very involved in her community. She enjoyed knitting, attending the local craft fairs, playing dominos, doing puzzles, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Union Senior Citizens, Peoples United Methodist Church, a knitting group, the Eastern Star, and the Pioneer Grange. She was presented the Boston Post Cane in 2018, being the eldest resident in Union.

She saw and experienced a lot in her time on earth. In 2021, amidst the pandemic, her family threw her a 100th birthday party, drive thru style at her beloved church in Union. Many friends, family and community members drove through the parking lot to send their well-wishes.

Mildred will be sadly missed by her family and those closest to her. She was deeply loved and will be most remembered for her care for others and her uplifting spirit. Her family is at peace knowing that she has been reunited with so many of her loved ones.

Mildred is survived by her son Jeffrey O’Jala, of Union; 7 grandchildren, John “Chris” O’Jala Jr., Julie Cruz, Mark O’Jala, Patrick Weaver, David McCarty, Jamie O’Jala and Jennifer O’Jala; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband; two sons, John and William “Billy” O’Jala; her daughter, Karen Weaver; and her brothers and sisters, Basil Pearse, Donald Pearse, Marian Leonard, Barbara Ludwig, Florence Beverage and Geneva Hall.

A service of remembrance will be held December 12, at 11 a.m., at Peoples United Methodist Church in Union.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Mildred or to share a story or picture, please visit Mildred’s Book of Memories at