Mildred Del Guercio, 87, passed away peacefully on July 19th, 2012. She was born Mildred Pinto on August 7th, 1924 in Newark NJ where she lived all of her childhood and young adult life. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice Mildred shared this gift on many occasions. Her rendition of “Ava Maria” rarely left a dry eye in the house. While in Newark she met her beloved Frank, Sr. They married on May 10th, 1952 and settled in Verona, NJ where they raised their two sons, Frank Jr. and Anthony.
Mildred loved cooking and caring for her family. She took this passion with her when she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Verona Nursery School where she was employed for over 20 years. “Mrs. Del” loved spending time with all the little ones, never thinking of it as a job, and guided hundreds of them with a kind hand and warm heart.
Mildred was happiest when spending time with her grandchildren, Alyssa, Laura, Heather and Hunter. Tirelessly giving of herself and showering them with her love and attention when they were around, they were what made “Nana” most fulfilled.
She was predeceased by her parents, Marie and Patrick Pinto, husband Frank Del Guercio, Sr. and son Frank Del Guercio, Jr. She is survived by her son Anthony Del Guercio and his wife Sarah of Millstone, NJ, her dear sister, Loretta Centanni of Bloomfield, NJ, her cherished grandchildren, Alyssa, Laura, Heather and Hunter and several nieces and nephews.
She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Friends and family are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, N.J. Graveside services will be held in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Donations in Mildred’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
I fondly remember Mrs. Del – my daughter Sarah was a child in her care at the Verona Service League Nursery for years. She was such a kind person and we all loved her. So sorry to hear she passed away, but we will always remember her with a smile. Debbie Curran Galife