Mildred T. Villani “Millie” Morano died in Sandwich on March 19, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. She was 91.
Millie was a Red Cross Volunteer during World War II. She was the first woman in New York State to hold a wholesale liquor sales license and worked for Capital Wine and Liquor in New York City. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church in Yonkers, N.Y., where she was an active member of the Altar Society. Her life-long love of reading led her to Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., where she graduated with a degree in English Literature.
Millie lived in the Bronx, Yonkers, and Ardsley, N.Y., where she was a real estate broker and founded Milhomes Real Estate. Upon retiring, she moved to Sandwich. Her love of life and children was realized in her work as a teacher at the Cape Cod Collaborative. In Sandwich Millie was active in the Cape Cod Art Association and Heritage Plantation. She loved to read, paint and spend time with her family and friends.
Millie was predeceased by her loving husband, Angelo Charles “Chas” Morano. She is survived by her beloved children, Charles A. Morano of Edgartown and Christine Morano Magee of Potomac, Md. She is also survived by her eight loving grandchildren, Mary Rose Morano, Charles H. Morano, C. Max Magee, Cara Magee Leroy, Philip Magee, David Magee, Julia Magee Rigolage, and Greg Magee, and three great-grandchildren, August Magee, Wilson Magee, and Miles Magee.
Her love of life and caring for all she knew will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Millie’s life was held on Martha’s Vineyard and she was interred at The Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. A scholarship fund has been established in remembrance of Millie at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, The Mildred T. Morano Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1509, Edgartown MA 02539.