Mildred A. Nanna
September 13, 1921 – April 26, 2020
Mildred A. Nanna was born on September 13, 1921 and passed away on April 26, 2020 and is under the care of Edward F. Carter Funeral Home.
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Mildred A. Nanna
May 28, 2020
I'll never forget when my sister Lisa and I were very young, Aunt Millie and Uncle Joe took us on the train to NYC to Radio City Music Hall. This was a very big deal for us as we probably never ventured further from the New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon area. Because this was a special occasion, my mother dressed us in cute little dresses. We remember we were FREEZING walking around NYC, and Aunt Millie brought us sweatshirts and I can still picture those plaid flannel pants they bought us too.
Even though it's been mentioned here before I have to say those Christmas nights were special with the Nanna Cousins and Aunt Millie's sister, brother-in-law and family. Always a lively fun time with great food. Aunt Millie you will be missed.
May 28, 2020
MOM. I call you this because you were second mom. I have too many memories to just pick one, but one of my favorites was our coffee and donuts mondays. I enjoyed are talks and looked forward to our time together. Also, enjoyed are card playing, even though I never seemed to win it was still enjoyable. RIP mom. You will never be forgotten. Love, Daughter #2🙏💜
May 28, 2020
Aunt Millie was a constant in our lives. When I moved away to Florida at age 26 I always counted on seeing my Aunt Millie and Uncle Joe when I returned with my husband. She was a great friend to my parents, Vicki and Fred Nanna. There was always time for a chat, coffee and opportunity to catch up on family news.
Her brownies were legendary. So welcoming to family and even my New York friends at the holidays. She will be missed.
Susan Nanna Casbarro
May 27, 2020
Christmas would have never meant so much without our dear Aunt Millie. Every year we would descend upon her house and would be met with open arms and a loving smile. I can still see her smile now. We waited eagerly for Christmas as we knew we would be with all of our cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends. After greeting everyone, all of the cousins would go down to the basement to play pool and watch the trains go around the tracks. Aunt Millie was famous for her Christmas cookies. To me the best were her brownies. Never have I tasted any as good as what she made. You could tell they were infused with love. Aunt Millie will be remembered always as a gentle, loving soul.
May 14, 2020
What can I say about Aunt Milly? She was always my favorite relative, bar none. When I was a child she took me by the hand and walked all over Mount Vernon with me in tow.
When I was a teenager and a young adult, she was there to guide me and encourage me and even to loan me her fancy gowns when I had special occasions to attend. She always treated my friends as if they were her nieces and nephews and they all called her Aunt Milly.
In the later years, after Uncle Joe had died and after my husband had died, Aunt Milly would vacation at my home in upstate New York during the summers. By now it was my turn to take her by the hand and bring her all over Saratoga, Lake George, and my hometown of Greenwich. We spent hours on the shores of Lake George and boating on Lake George and roaming around the region. Again, she treated my friends as if they were her nieces and nephews and, again they all called her Aunt Milly.
I have so many vivid wonderful memories of her but I think the ones that come to mind most are the times we spent with my friend and dog trainer, Michelle, when we were training dogs to be therapy dogs, and Aunt Milly would join us. Aunt Milly would be in her walker or with a cane or in later years in a wheelchair and the dogs would have to learn to walk around her without tripping her and they had to learn not to freak out at the walker or the cane or the wheelchair. One summer of dog training in particular stands out - there were 4 or 5 dogs being trained and they were all very well behaved and obedient. Enter Aunt Milly in her wheelchair, and the dogs were brought to her but instead of sitting in front of her and waiting, like they were supposed to do… each and every one of them jumped up in her lap and started kissing her. That picture is etched in my mind and makes me smile every time it pops up!I will miss my Aunt Milly dearly, but she left me a wonderful legacy…her daughter Donna, who is now my favorite relative.
May 7, 2020
I will always miss our Christmas gatherings at our house in New Rochelle consisting of 70+ family members of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews etc! Our house was not large but we made do occupying every square feet!
Thank god for the pool table in the finished downstairs, my father’s & mine favorite past time. The best was all the baking my mother & I would do which we needed to start 5-6 weeks BEFORE Christmas since our bakery list comprised of approximately 24 different kinds of cookies/pastry. My mother was an excellent baker not to mention a great Italian cuisine cook even though she was a “Pollack”..:). Her stuffed eggplant rolls & red sauce were my favorite!
Will miss you Mom. I already do but I do know you are at peace now & back with Dad 💕
Love you always - your daughter 😘💝