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Mildred Rose (nee Spelman) Kraujalis
  • June 07, 1948
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  • October 20, 2021

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Mildred Rose Kraujalis, maiden name Spelman, age 73, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away October 20, 2021, peacefully in her home. Millie was born June 7, 1948, in Queens, NY. Millie’s family relocated to Miami, FL for some time before moving back to NY when she was an adolescent.

It was in NY that she graduated high school, obtained her Associates degree, and met her future husband. At age 23 on September 25, 1971, Millie married the love of her life, Edward Kraujalis. While Millie’s beloved Eddie preceded her in death in 1999, to Millie she was never not married, celebrating 50 years of marriage to her sweetheart this past September.

During their marriage, Ed & Millie moved to Cape Coral, FL and there welcomed two daughters: Jessica Lynn in 1987 and Sara Ann in 1990. In the midst of her growing family, in 1989, Millie obtained her insurance license. She has worked in the insurance field since then. Millie was hard-working and well respected in the insurance community. Her outgoing personality and loving disposition gained her many close friends over those 32 years. She had a love of animals, especially cats, and enjoyed attending dinner theater shows and traveling with family and friends.

She cherished her relationships with her family and the friends she considered family; excitedly looking forward to gatherings or reunions with those whom she had a lifetime of friendship with, and many memories of good days spent with Eddie as well.  Some of Millie’s favorite things included reminiscing about her time and memories made with Ed in the Keys, spending time gardening in her yard, dragonflies, drinking margaritas (no salt) or red wine (with ice), Sunday dinners and sleepovers with her family and spending as much time as possible spoiling her 3 granddaughters. Millie will be remembered as many things, but most notably loyal, self-sacrificing, and above all, loving those around her and close to her fiercely, unconditionally and without reserve.

She is survived by her daughter Jessica George, of Fort Myers, FL, son-in-law, three grandchildren, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, nieces, a nephew and many close friends she considered family. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunt, siblings, beloved husband Eddie, and beautiful daughter Sara Ann.

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  1. Barbara Mangano Bauer says:
    17 Nov 2021
    I met Millie in sophomore year of high school at the Mary Louis Academy in Jamaica, Queens. We shared many good times in the school play "The King and I," and at the many parties she and Eddie used to host. She was my matron of honor and I was her maid of honor. A lovely strawberry blonde, my grandmother, Agatina Palumbo, used to call her "Lilla Gella" (little girl). She was like a member of our family. Her father was a retired NYPD, and he and my father were great friends. She had a wonderful family, and will be sorely missed by us all.

  2. JESSICA GEORGE posted an image:
    14 Nov 2021
    Thank you all for your kind words during this difficult time. Here is the information for my mom's Celebration of Life for those who would like to and are able to attend. <3
    Thank you all for your kind words during this difficult time. Here is the information for my mom's Celebration of Life for those who would like to and are able to attend. <3

  3. Ginny Primack lit a candle:
    05 Nov 2021
    Lit since November 5, 2021 at 11:22:51 PM

  4. Ginny Primack says:
    05 Nov 2021
    My heart is breaking ... Millie was the dearest, sweetest girl ever. We had so many wonderful times in high school and in our recent conversations, I could tell she hadn't changed a bit....ever full of love and feisty as ever. Heaven has a new saint for sure. I send my condolences to Jessica and the family.

  5. Lee Jansen Gregg says:
    29 Oct 2021
    I don’t know anyone who spread more love in one lifetime! She was an inspiration and always a positive person. She will live lovingly in our memories. Condolences to Jessica and the family.

  6. Doreen says:
    25 Oct 2021
    Dear Jessica and Family. My deep condolences to you and your family. Was grateful to have seen her last month with other friends. Reminisced about days past. My dearest and cherished memory of Miller was Busting a Move in the hallway when Bob Seger’s Good Old Rock ‘n’ roll song would come on the radio. Rest In Peace my friend.

  7. Doreen lit a candle:
    25 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 25, 2021 at 10:43:39 AM

  8. Doreen aka Daisy lit a candle:
    25 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 25, 2021 at 10:31:05 AM

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    24 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 24, 2021 at 10:28:57 AM

  10. Kathy K says:
    24 Oct 2021
    My heartfelt sympathy to Jessica and family. I am so glad that I got to see Millie recently enjoying time with her and our other friends. I will always remember you Millie. Rest in Peace.

  11. Janet Johnson says:
    23 Oct 2021
    Millie, I miss you SO very much already, yet it is hard to believe I can't just call. You are such a cherished friend and the SO SO many happy times we shared. We still had so many more to do. I love you my dear friend, bud, co-worker and ... you were just everything great. One of our three amigos has been taken HOME. You will always be in my heart forever.
    Love You Millie ❤

  12. Janet Johnson lit a candle:
    23 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 23, 2021 at 10:57:26 PM

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    23 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 23, 2021 at 10:26:44 PM

  14. Jean Fink says:
    23 Oct 2021
    My deepest sympathy to Jessica and family. Millie was one of the "three amegos" (Janet, myself and Millie) Will truly miss her.

    Jean Fink

  15. Jean Fink lit a candle:
    23 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 23, 2021 at 10:03:34 PM

  16. Janet Jansen Murray says:
    23 Oct 2021
    I have such fond memories of Aunt Millie. She was such a fun loving person and our family enjoyed so many wonderful times with Aunt Millie and Uncle Ed. Aunt Millie will always be my Blue Angel Kindred Spirit. My deepest condolences to Jessica and her family.

  17. Karen jansen says:
    22 Oct 2021
    My deepest condolences to Jessica and her family who have lost a loving mother. I will always remember how much Aunt Millie loved Ed, who left this world way to early, and how Sara and Jessica brought immense joy in their lives.

    We are there for you Jessica.

    Live Karen

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