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Carmela D'Annunzio Mina

Hazlet - Carmela (Millie) D'Annunzio Mina, 92 of Hazlet, NJ passed away from living here on earth with the people she loved to be with God in Heaven, on Sunday, Dec. 10th, 2017.

Millie was born in Jersey City and raised in Union City, where she graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic Grammar School and Emerson High School. Millie married Salvatore J. Mina in July of 1949 and together they raised three children, Joseph, Barbara and Lois, who she loved with all her heart. In 1962 the family moved to Jackson, NJ where Millie was employed for several years by L'Oreal of Paris in Clark, NJ. While along with her dear mother Anna, continued to care for her children until they were grown, and after Salvatore passed away moved to Long Branch, NJ where she spent quality time with her family and especially enjoyed babysitting for her grandson Ryan until he entered Kindergarten plus every summer throughout his childhood. Well into her 80's Millie moved in with her daughter in Hazlet, NJ spending joyful times with her youngest grandson, Christopher.

Millie's strong Catholic faith sustained her throughout all of her years, and her lifelong purpose was to ensure that her children and grandchildren lived their faith. Her believe in God's plan never faltered. Millie touched everyone she met, sometimes without speaking a word. Her warm smile and generous, loving heart was truly a blessing to all who had the good fortune to know her.

Millie was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Salvatore and her loving son-in-law Chris Zeller. She is survived by her adoring children Joseph Mina and his wife Phoebe Mina, Barbara Zeller and Lois Rafferty and her loving son-in-law Bill Rafferty. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michelle Rene Schieber, and her husband Joel Schieber, Jeffrey Mina and his wife Blake, Timmy Mina and his wife Tammy, Ryan Rafferty and his fiance Kelly Lepkoski, and Christopher Zeller Jr. She has five great-grandchildren, Justin and Samantha Schieber, Karter and Riley Mina, and Cassidy Mina.

Of her three siblings, she is survived by Josephine (Jo-Jo) Mandrick, her brother Gabriel D'Annunizo and his wife Marie, along with her sister-in-law Ann D'Annunizo. Her brother Michael D'Annunizo, and her nephew and godson, Michael D'Annunzio Jr., and finally her brother-in-law, Joseph Mandrick who predeceased her. Millie is also survived by many dear and cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and members of the Mina family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:45 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Friday, at 10:30 am at St. Michael's Church, 800 Ocean Ave., Long Branch, NJ. Burial will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 13, 2017
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