Mildred Santulli

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Mildred Rose Santulli, commonly known as “Millie”, age 97, died peacefully on February 14, 2020.

She was born March 11, 1922, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Harry Aull and Carrie (Reiter).

She married Nicholas Santulli on December 13, 1942, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Howard Beach, N.Y.

Millie lived in New York until 1981 when she made Gaylord her home.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting, playing games, and faithfully watching Lawrence Welk.

Millie is survived by her son, John Santulli (Mary) of Chambersburg, PA; daughters, Joan Culbertson (Tim) of Grayling, MI and Judy Sova of Gaylord, MI; and her two adored grandchildren, Sara Culbertson of Traverse City, MI and Jason Sova (Samantha) of Gaylord, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas; brother, Richard Aull; and sister, Violet Risseeuw.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home, Father Nicholas Cooper, officiating.  Visitation will begin at the funeral home on Saturday (February 22) at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Millie Santulli may be made to McReynolds Hall, 825 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

The family would like to thank the staff of McReynolds Hall for taking such good care of their Mom.  She enjoyed being around everyone.

7 comments on “Mildred Santulli”

  1. I brought her holy communion when she lived at Little Village and also at McReynolds Hall. She was very devoted to our Lord through the Eucharist. When I came to McReynolds Hall she was always sitting in the same place anticipating receiving communion. Though incapacitated, she would smile and say, “Church” as she warmly anticipated that connection of grace with her Lord.

  2. I looked for you today, Millie, when I came to visit. They told me you went Home to the Lord. I will miss the smile that always came from your heart. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. Till we meet again, God Bless.

  3. Judy, so very sorry to know that your mom passed away. It is a hard thing that you have live with, just hold on to the memories and she will always be with you.😪🌹

  4. Millie was a beautiful Catholic woman. She loved receiving the Eucharist! Millie always gave me things that she thought I might be happy to have, like pretty wrapping paper, prayer cards, and greeting cards. She always wanted me to say hello to the others I visited that day. (Once those ladies even exchanged flowers!)

    She watched Dancing with the Stars on TV and shared how much she liked to dance. Millie was a sweet and gentle lady. Rest In Peace, Millie dear. You belong to Jesus.

  5. Joann Kruttlin. Josie

    Will miss you Millie. Took communion to Millie for 20 years at Little Village- She was a very loving and giving person. Millie would be waiting at her door every Wed at 10 am for me.. you are now in the arms of the Lord. Josie

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