Mildred Carmela Raia (Cimino) was born in Brooklyn on July 9th, 1938. She was 84 years young. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister to 5, grandmother (nana) to 12, and great grandmother (GG) to 7.
Mille grew up in Floral Park in Nassau County and went to Jamaica High School where she graduated in 1955.
Millie became Mildred C. Raia when she married Vincent A. Raia in 1958 and moved to the Bronx where they were blessed with the first of their three children, the oldest being John (1959), and then twins Susan & Michael (1961). In 1962, they made the bold move to move out to the suburbs to buy their first home in East Northport. This colonial home was where they would raise their family by adding their 4th (and last) child, Vin Jr. in 1963. Millie was a dedicated housewife and in time worked as a receptionist for a home based doctor’s office in Dix Hills, for a number of years, where she made close friendships. She later worked as a receptionist at a thriving dental practice in Woodbury, NY, which would be the employment she would retire from. There, she also made many close friendships that continued on. Millie and her beloved husband, Vince, enjoyed many activities ranging from motorcycle riding and eventually overshadowed by their love of boating. Boating and their involvement in the Neptune Power Squadron added even more to their impressive circle of friends, which already included good neighbors and co-workers over the years. Millie and Vince loved to travel, with their most favorite destination being Aruba. They spent the entire month of March in Aruba for many years. They loved Aruba so much, they couldn’t wait, and were excited to share with visits from their children and their children’s children. Aruba and its regular annual visits produced even more friends and tight bonds. After Vince lost his abrupt and brief battle with brain cancer in 2005, Millie moved out to a condo community in Coram, where she made even more friends. She was independent and loved by MANY, with the support of family and friends. Mille’s latest residence was at The Bristal Assisted Living in Lake Grove, which is a loving and caring facility where she was well taken care of for her remaining years. Millie had such a glow and loving spirit that where ever she was and whomever she met, you wanted to befriend her. She loved her family (and growing family) beyond words and cherished all her friendships. During her care at The Bristal and some needed hospitalizations, the nurses and staff all had the same comment …. “We Love Her, She’s Adorable” !!! THAT SHE WAS !!! And, for that, she will be MISSED and ETERNALLY LOVED !!!
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