Carmella “Millie” Burigo, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, NY, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on May 9, 2018.
Millie was born on June 15, 1925 in New Rochelle to Paul and Jennie (Rosa) Ferrara. She is survived by her sister, Angee Shannon and was predeceased by her brother, Charlie Ferrara. Millie married her high school sweetheart, Silvio “Seely” Burigo, in 1948. She was a devoted, loving mother to her three children, Nancy, Tom and Ray. She also worked for many years as an Executive Secretary at Iona College. Grandma Millie played a huge role in the lives of her grandchildren, near and far, and made sure she was there for as many games, recitals, plays, field days and class trips as possible. She would do anything for her family and was so proud of every accomplishment, no matter how big or small. She was always checking in and was known for sending special cards for every event and holiday. Millie also had a special place in her heart for her friends and looked forward to her Dominos games every Tuesday.
Millie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Seely, who died in 1985. She is survived by her children: Nancy (John) Sedlick, Thomas (Jan) Burigo, Raymond (Libby) Burigo; her 5 grandchildren: David, Scott, Julie, Katie and Rob; and her 5 great grandchildren: Grant, Grace, Jovie, Cameron and Patrick, Jr. In lieu of flowers, her family would like everyone to raise a glass of their favorite cordial in loving memory of Carmella “Millie” Burigo. We will all miss our Mom/Grandma/Sister/Aunt/Friend dearly.
Visiting hours will be Friday 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Sisto & Paino, Inc. 16 Shea Pl.; New Rochelle, NY. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday at 9:30am at Holy Family Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Sisto & Paino Directors