Mrs. Mildred M. Mustillo

  • Born: January 14, 1928
  • Died: February 21, 2021
  • Location: Cranford, New Jersey

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Sister

Mildred M. Mustillo (nee Tagliareni), 93, of Cranford, passed away at her home on Sunday February 21, 2021. Born in Jersey City to the late James and Margaret (nee Lupo) Tagliareni, she and her late husband John owned and operated AJAY TV Sales and Service of Bayonne and Jersey City. She enjoyed her family, cooking, playing cards, and Mahjong. She especially liked winning against her grandchildren in 500 Rummy. Aside from her late husband of 51 years, Angelo John Mustillo, she was preceded in death by her sister Jeanette "Dolly" Di Stefano, and her husband Leonard, brother: Russell Tagliareni, son-in-law: Thomas Witkowski, brother-in-law: Robert Bovasso, and a grandson. Mildred was the beloved mother of five children, including: two daughters: Barbara Witkowski, Patricia Cerchio and husband Robert, three sons: Dominic Mustillo and wife Donna, John Mustillo and wife Linda, James Mustillo and wife Sandra. She was the devoted grandmother of 14 grandchildren: John Michael Witkowski (Courtney), Christina Tafel (Jon), Nicole Guanzon (David), Angela Cerchio, Anthony Cerchio, Cristin Mustillo, Gregory Mustillo (Amalia), Stephen Mustillo, Jennifer McGraw (Robert), Lisa Mustillo, Katie Mustillo, Alissa Cassaro (Quinn), Vincent Mustillo, and Matthew Mustillo, three great-grandchildren: Aiden, Sean and Chandler Grace, and dear sister of: brother Joseph Tagliareni and wife Marie, sister Nancy Bovasso, sister-in-law Judy Tagliareni, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mildred's visitation will be on Wednesday February 24th from 5:00-7:00PM at Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30AM Thursday February 25, 2021 at The Church of St. Anne, 325 2nd Ave, Garwood. Her funeral mass may be livestreamed by clicking this link:
Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, NJ. Please go to: to offer condolences and livestream her funeral mass. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mildred's memory to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Mildred's family would like to extend their gratitude to all of her caring relatives, friends, and medical providers for their love and kindness toward Mom, especially during this past year.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Aunt Mildred, you were truly a very special person. You home was always filled with love, warmth and so much positive energy. I will always have the memories of spending time with you and your family at your Bayonne and Ocean Avenue homes, as well as the few years I had worked with you and Uncle Johnny at "the store". You both had a very positive impact on my life. Thank you. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Bob (Robbie) Bovasso - Cranford, NJ - Family   March 09, 2021

Jim, We're so sorry for your loss of your Mom.
She will be in our prayers.
John and Liz Damato

Posted by John Damato - Blakeslee, PA - Coworker   March 09, 2021

I miss you already. Its Sunday and I want to pick up the phone to hear your voice. You were the most kindest and loving person I knew. May you rest in peace with John, Mom, Dad, Russ and Dolly. You will be in my memory and prayers forever. Love You

Posted by Joseph Tagliareni - Westfield, NJ - Brother   February 28, 2021

I miss you mom, and I love you soooo much. I wish I was able to do more to help you. Rest with Jesus, and I pray that you and Dad be enveloped together, by God's peace and pure love for eternity

Posted by James Mustillo - Cranford - Son   February 27, 2021

We will miss Mildred .. such a nice, kind, & compassionate woman.
Love ~ Fran & Marianne

Posted by Fran Salati - Bayonne, NJ - Family   February 26, 2021

Mildred was one of the kindest persons on the planet. I have tons of wonderful memories of her and Johnny. She left a legacy of love that will continue for decades.

Posted by Salvatore Tagliareni - Jamaica Plain, MA - Family   February 25, 2021

Aunt Mildred now you can be with Grandma, Pop-pop, Uncle Johnny, Aunt Dolly, Uncle Russ, Uncle Lenny, Uncle Bob and be at peace. Now a new journey begins for you, surrounded by your loved ones and everyone's lives you touched throughout the years. They will keep your memory alive. I love & miss you.

Posted by James Tagliareni - Westfield, NJ - Family   February 25, 2021

My condolences to Jim and family on the passing of your mother.

Posted by Teresa Hale - Jonesboro, GA - Coworker   February 25, 2021

Dear cousins,
Sending along my condolences. I have such vivid and fond memories of Aunt Mildred's kindness and hospitality during my childhood. May she rest in peace, and may you all be comforted in your sorrow.

Posted by Tom Mustillo - South Bend, IN - Family   February 25, 2021


Jim and family. My condolences.

Posted by KATHERINE FARRELL - HOMOSASSA, FL - Coworker   February 24, 2021

Barbara - I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have vivid memories of her and your father in their shop, working miracles repairing TV's on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City. Please accept my deepest condolences. Losing a mother is so hard.

Posted by Joan Balmer Tully - Summit, NJ   February 24, 2021

Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Arlene &Tony Miklaszewski

Posted by Arlene Miklaszewski - Myrtle Beach, SC - Coworker   February 24, 2021

To Jim and you family...I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know she was a very special lady who adored and took great pride in her family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Sue Schmidt - Edison, NJ - Friend   February 24, 2021

Jim, Our deepest condolences. Pray for God's peace and comfort be with your family. Ping and Connie.

Posted by Ping Chow - East Brunswick, NJ - Coworker   February 24, 2021

James and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. May your mom rest in peace!

Posted by Leonard Pezza - Mt Laurel, NJ - Coworker   February 24, 2021

Jim, please accept my family's deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. May God comfort your family during this time of reflection. R.I.P.

Posted by Tom & Lynn Cammorato - Mahwah, NJ - Friend   February 24, 2021

Jim and Family
I am very sorry to hear about Mom. Our condolences over here to all of you.

Posted by Emil Bevacqua - WoodRidge, NJ - Friend   February 24, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We've known your family many years. We bought our first TV from your dad and have many fond memories of spending time with your parents at family birthday parties when our kids were little. Your mom was a special lady and will be missed by all. May God's Holy Spirt comfort your family during this season of grief.

Posted by John & Maryann PICARELLO - MACUNGIE, PA - Friend   February 24, 2021

I will always treasure the memories of spending time with Mildred during my yearly visits to New Jersey. She was a very special lady and I am so blessed to have had her as my sister-in-law. My sincere condolences to her family. Rest In Peace sweet Mildred

Posted by Judy Tagliareni - TLlahassee, FL - Family   February 23, 2021

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