Youngstown –Mildred Marie “Millie” (Fusillo) Santangelo, 86, of Youngstown,
peacefully passed away Sunday morning, September 27, 2020 with her loving family by her side.
Millie was born February 7, 1934 in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Jean
She was a graduate of East High School and was a lifelong resident of Youngstown.
Besides being a proud homemaker, Millie retired after working for over 25 years with
Sparkle Market in their bakery department.
Millie was a member of Teamsters Baker’s Union and Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Basilica where she routinely attended Saint Anthony Novenas.
Millie had many passions throughout her life. She enjoyed going shopping along with
cooking and baking all the traditional Italian delicacies. Her family will especially miss her
homemade Easter Bread and jellies which she was known for making exceptionally great. Most
of all, Millie loved spending time with her large family and will be greatly missed by all who
knew and loved her.
Her husband Vincent James “Jimmy” Santangelo whom she married on January 26, 1956
passed away February 26, 2016.
Millie leaves behind her three children; Pamela and Rudy Byce, Vincent Santangelo and
Debbie Grilli and Mary Jo and Michael Margala; her grandchildren Cristina (Tim) Sheehan,
Brian and Nicholas Byce and Maria and Julianna Margala and Harrison Finelli, a great
granddaughter Louisa Finelli, two brothers Louis (Karen) Fusillo and Joseph (Clara) Fusillo and
four sisters Joann (Michael) Savko, Catherine Tankovich, Mary Miller and Bernadette (Dan)
Ezzo along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides her husband and parents, Millie was preceded in death by her infant twin sons, a
sister Angeline Beshara and brothers Anthony, Frank, Michael, Victor, Adam and Matthew
Millie’s family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this
time but have elected to have private services due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
There were Prayers of Christian Burial held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Rossi &
Santucci Funeral Home, Boardman, with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio Jr. as celebrant.
Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci
Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.
On behalf of Millie’s family we would like to graciously thank Denise from Comfort
Keepers, Alex from Trumbull County Area Counseling on Aging and the Southern Care Hospice
Team and her personal caregiver and friend Shanice Watt for all the excellent care, love and
support they showed to Millie throughout this difficult time.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the
guest book and send condolences to the Santangelo family.
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