*UPDATED: DAY OF SERVICE CHANGED DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER*Groton, MA - Stacey Marie Milius of Groton, MA and Farmingville, NY died on March 27, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston after a four month battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Stacey was 22 years old.
Born on June 4, 1994 in West Palm Beach FL, Stacey grew up in Farmingville NY until moving to Groton, MA where she graduated from Groton Dunstable High School in 2012. Stacey went on to graduate from Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in December of 2016. Stacey dreamed of a career in social work and had planned to return to school in pursuit of her Master’s Degree.
While attending Fitchburg State College Full-time days, Stacey worked full-time nights in group homes for young adults with disabilities for Seven Hills Foundation and Deveraux Group.
Stacey loved her animals of all kinds. She cared for hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, ferrets, cats, turtles, fish, lizards, and birds in addition to her family’s dogs over the years. She also enjoyed camping fishing, and rock mining.
Stacey’s favorite time of year was Halloween. She loved everything about it. She loved to make her own costumes and do her own makeup. She had so many Halloween decorations that she had nowhere to store them. Her apartment was adorned with scary animatronic creatures all year-round.
Stacey is survived by her mother and step-father Denice and Steven Barrett of Groton MA, Her father and step-mother Robert and Carrie Milius of Arkansas, her sister Kaitlyn Milius of Nashua, NH, her brother Vito Costello of Hauppauge, NY, and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and countless friends. She will be sorely missed by all.*DAY OF SERVICE CHANGED DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER *
ARRANGEMENTS - Relatives & Friends are invited to her Memorial Visitation and Serviceon SUNDAY April 2, 2017 from 12 PM until 2 PM at the J.A. HEALY SONS FUNERAL HOME, 57 North Main St., Westford, MA 01886. A prayer service will take place at 2:00 PM to conclude visitation. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS,please donate to the American Cancer Society www.Cancer.org in honor of Stacey.