MEDFORD — Mildred Bartley, member of Sacred Heart Parish, died Sept. 26. She was 87.

Mrs. Bartley was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating high school, she attended St. Anne's all-girl academy, where she studied nursing. She eventually switched careers and became a professional seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 1988, and daughter, Melinda Barney, in 2010. She is survived by eight children, Sharon Brzowski (David), Paul Bartley Jr. (Nanci), Marie Reynolds (Bruce), Colleen McKenna (Edward), Eric Bartley (Kerry), Donna Vuittonet (Rudy), and Denise Bartley; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart in Medford.