Ask Millie - Safe FuturesWho’s Millie?

Mildred E. Devine worked for the Trust and Investment Group of Hartford National Bank & Trust Company, retiring after 32 years as vice president and regional manager of Fleet Bank’s Trust & Wealth Management Eastern Region.  Millie established Devine Planning, specializing in planned giving, estate planning and grants advising. She was previously recognized as a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor plus an Accredited Estate Planner® and, retired as vice president and trust officer after 10 years with Dime Bank.


As a trust officer, Millie has helped create and administer private foundations, helped create two community foundations, administered a wide variety of trusts for individuals and those that benefit nonprofits. In addition, Millie has assisted individuals in the creation of special/supplemental needs trusts and settled estates.


Millie is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in addition to graduating from Upper Iowa University with honors.


Millie is the founding mother of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network, which she organized over 40 years ago and which currently has over 100 members representing widely diverse vocations. The Women’s Network and Safe Futures have partnered since the organizations’ founding. She was the first recipient of the Athena Award from the Mystic Chamber of Commerce.  Millie has served on numerous boards over the years and as president of several nonprofits, as well as professional organizations.