Mary Miller remembered as 'faithful', loving great-grandmother

By 
Reporter Staff
Feb. 24, 2012

Mary MillerMary MillerA Codman Hill Ave. woman who was slain in her home on Tuesday morning— allegedly by a disturbed neighbor—will be buried on Saturday after a funeral at Grace of All Nations Church, where she worshipped for the last 40 years.

Mary Miller, 72, is remembered by friends and family this week as someone who "dedicated her life to serving and ministering to others."

In a statement, her daughter Cynthia Williams said her mother was born in Kinston, North Carolina. She moved to Boston and worked in the health care field before her retirement in 2007. She was the mother of four and had eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

"If I looked at it from my mother’s perspective, she would be hurt. But, at the end of the day; she would forgive him, and I do too. We do have faith that justice will be served," Williams said.

Saturday's services will begin with a wake to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Grace Church of All Nations, 451 Washington Street, Dorchester. A funeral will start at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Mount Hope Cemetary, 355 Walk Hill Avenue in Mattapan. A repast will then be held at Grace Church of All Nations.

Tu Nguyen, 28, of 45 Codman Hill Ave. was arrested and charged with stabbing Mrs. Miller to death shortly after the incident, which happened around 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday. Nguyen is being held for 20 days of observation in Bridgewater.