Mildred F. Cutrufello

  • Born: September 24, 1932
  • Died: December 5, 2020
  • Location: Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Mili by adding your memories and photos.

Mildred Frances "Mili" Cutrufello died on December 5, 2020 in Boca Raton, FL, in hospice care from metastasizing breast cancer. She was 88.

Mili was born Carmella Frances Cutrufello on September 24, 1932 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Anthony Cutrufello and Julia Plotkiewicz. She graduated from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport, Class of 1951, and The University of Connecticut, Class of 1955. She received her Master's and Sixth-Year degrees in Education from The University of Bridgeport.

A lifelong educator, Mili began her career in elementary education at John Barry School in Meriden, CT in 1955, but made her greatest mark as a member of the faculty of Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT. She was a Guidance Counselor from 1966 to 1977, and a Housemaster (Assistant Principal) from 1977 until her retirement in 1992. She returned to work as Director of Secondary Education for the Norwalk Public Schools from 2005 to 2007. Mili was the first female high school assistant principal in the City of Norwalk.

Mili is survived by two daughters, Mary Cutrufello and Joanne James; lifelong friend Mary Kehoe; grandchildren Jasmine, Aaron, and Taevon Miller; and great-grandchildren Na'Zirah and Ja'Melah Miller.

Services will be held at Annunciation Church in Ludlow, VT at a date to be determined in the Spring.

Condolence & Memory Journal

To daughters Mary and Joanne, and Mary Kehoe:
We lost a gracious lady who could rule with an iron fist, have the gentleness required to deal with student tradegies, and a sense of humor when dealing with staff and students. I thoroughly enjoyed having worked with Milli for over 25 years, and knowing she could have our backs if needed. The world is missing a good soul.
Joe Schnierlein

Posted by Joe Schnierlein - Norwalk, CT - Coworker   December 24, 2020

Mary and Family, I am very sorry to hear of Millie's passing. I worked with her during my time at Rowayton School, and we crossed paths frequently after that...she was a great friend, and someone you could always count on. In Millie's case "they don't make them like they used to" is a very apt and heartfelt remembrance. Rest in peace Millie!

Posted by Doug Marchetti - Trumbull, CT - Coworker   December 22, 2020

My condolences Mary and family. Millie's educational knowledge coupled with her compassion for students made her an especially valuable memory of the BMHS and NPS families. May she rest in peace!

Posted by John Keogh - Coworker   December 19, 2020

Peace and blessings to all of her family! Thank you for her years of service to the students of Norwalk. Jerry and Mickey Lowney

Posted by Lowney - Coworker   December 19, 2020

A very fine lady who was always personable and willing to help in any way. I have fond memories of her and her warm smile.

Posted by Rita Leonardi - Coworker   December 18, 2020

I had the pleasure and honor to work with Millie when she returned to Norwalk both as a principal and a special education administrator. I was very impressed by her knowledge, her poise, the sense of security and comfort she transmitted and her care and compassion to the staff and students. I also had the pleasure to meet her family. To her daughters Joanne and Mary as well as grandchildren and friends I hope you find the strength to deal with this loss through the wonderful memories she left. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Paula Torres Ortiz - Coworker   December 18, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Elda Melendez - Friend   December 18, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Joe Tamburri - Student   December 18, 2020

Grief can be hard but memories will always prevail and help us cope. Millie was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. She helped so many students! It was a privilege to have known her and to have worked by her side.
To her beautiful daughters ( Mary and Joanne) be brave and keep those wonderful memories alive! To her grandchildren, never forget your wonderful grandmother! Keep her stories going!
May God bless her family! Heaven is celebrating her arrival! Millie, Rest In Peace.

Posted by Elda - Friend   December 17, 2020

Ms. Cutrufello was my teacher many years ago; she was joyful and wonderful. May she Rest In Peace❤

Posted by Elizabeth Romero Hauck - Student   December 17, 2020

What a kind lady! Rest In Peace Ms. Cutrufello!

Posted by Lisa Lametta - Student   December 17, 2020

Oh Ms. Kehoe, I am sorry for your loss. Ms. Cutrufello was a great lady!

Posted by Lisa Lametta - West Chester, OH - Student   December 17, 2020

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