Mildred "Millie" Hinspeter Laird

Laird Mildred

Full Name
Mildred Laird

Date of Birth
Tuesday, June 25th, 1929

Date of Death
Monday, June 14th, 2021


Mildred “Millie” Hinspeter Laird, age 91, of Erie, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at the Regency at South Shore. She was born on June 25, 1929, in Erie, the daughter of the late Harry and Viola Schumacher Hinspeter.

She was a graduate of Strong Vincent High School, Class of 1948, before beginning work at the phone company. She had worked as a Billing Clerk at JC Penny’s and later as a Reconciliation Clerk in the Corporate Finance Dept. of Erie Insurance Exchange and retired with 13 years of services.   She was a member of Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Millie and her loving husband Bob were married on September 30th, 1950, and had 70 wonderful and loving years together.  After retirement, her and her husband Bob spent 20 winters in Bonita Springs, Florida.  She was a life member of the Zukor Club Auxiliary, the Siebenburger Women’s Auxiliary and also a past member of Eastern Star #21 of Erie.  She enjoyed doing crafts, water aerobics, reading, making afghans for her family, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.  She attended numerous football and basketball games and was her grandchildren’s #1 fan.  She especially loved and enjoyed babysitting her great grandson Austin, who called her “GG”.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter Brenda S. Laird and three brothers, Norman Hinspeter, Edwin Hinspeter, and Robert Hinspeter .

She is survived by her husband Robert L. Laird, two sons, James R. Laird and his wife Margaret; of Erie and Dan Laird and partner Tim Truelove of Durham,  NC; two daughters, Kathleen Hoffman and her husband Robert and Linda Zboyovski and her husband Jay, all of Erie.  She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Jeffrey and Joe Laird (Julie), Brian (Brenda) and Eric Newlin (Ellie), Greg (Lauren), Sean (Bonny) and Megan Hoffman Kleck (Matt) and 11 great grandchildren, Julie, Christopher, Justice, Austin, Angela, Leo, Lydia, Finn, Josh, Roman, Jaxon. 3 great- great grandchildren, Penelope, Lily, Josh Jr. Many nieces and nephews, and a sister, Dorothea Blakely of Erie.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Regency at South shore, and LECOM VNA Hospice for all of their kind care.

Friends may call at Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Service Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie, Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Downtown - 602 W 10th St Erie, PA 16502

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Service Information

Thursday, June 17th, 2021, 1:00 PM

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Downtown - 602 W 10th St Erie, PA 16502

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Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Laurel Hill Cemetery - 4523 Love Rd. Erie, Pennsylvania 16506

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