Our wife and mother, Mildred Cavender, 81, has been called to be with her daughters, Patricia and Barbara. A resident of Monaca, her passing occurred on Monday, February 9, 2015.Born on November 22, 1933, in Carrick, she was the third daughter of the late Manus and Elizabeth O’Keefe and the twin sister of James. Milly was very proud of her Irish heritage. On October 25, 1952, she married the love of her life, Ray Cavender. A member of St. John the Baptist Parish of Monaca, Milly was a past member of the Christian Mothers Association. She was a homemaker, and when grandchildren came, she gladly took on the job of babysitter.Mildred is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ray; a daughter, Linda (Joe) Gregory; a son, Ray (Kathleen) Cavender; her grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Gregory in Arizona, Diane Gregory of Monaca, Shannon Cavender of Monaca and Meghan Cavender of Hopewell Twp.In addition to her parents and daughters, Patricia and Barbara, Milly was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Centenail and Elizabeth Mayfield and two brothers, Jack and James O’Keefe.Friends will be received Wednesday, February 11th, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where a blessing service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m.Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.