Mildred Ann Labella, who lived in Rye for nearly all of her 90 years, passed away on August 16, 2017 in Lititz Pa.
Millie, as she was called, was born on April 26, 1927, in Port Chester, N.Y. to Vito and Josephine Labella. After graduating from Rye High School in 1945, she went on to earn a certificate in electrolysis. For many years, she worked as a medical assistant for several dermatologists, including Dr. Mann and Dr. Davis.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, gardening, swimming, quilting, and exercise classes. A devoted animal lover, she cared for many beloved cats over her lifetime. She was a member of Church of the Resurrection, The Cardinal Newman’s Society, and Rye Seniors.
At a neighborhood block party in 2016, Ms. Labella, who’d lived in the same home for 88 years, was given a proclamation by State Senator George Latimer, and was toasted by lifelong friends, neighbors, and family.
The family wishes to thank Traditions of Hersey, Luther Acres and Masonic Village Hospice for their compassionate care.
Ms. Labella is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Eleanor Labella of Lititz, Pa.; her brother-in-law, Joseph Hannigan of Stony Point, N.Y.; and many nephews and nieces. Her sister, Ida Hannigan, predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held September 9 at The Church of the Resurrection. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook.
Donations in Millie Labella’s memory may be made to Humane Society of Westchester, 70 Portman Road, New Rochelle, NY 10801.