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.