Margaret Milano "Moggy"

Margaret Milano “Moggy”, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family.

Born in Philadelphia, Moggy was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Mary (Taylor) Burnham. She was raised in the Browntown section of Wilmington and graduated from St. Elizabeth Grade School and Wilmington High School. Moggy worked at Electric Hose during World War II and later had a long career working as a supermarket meat cutter and wrapper at Pathmark before her retirement. Moggy loved spending her summers at Crystal Beach Manor and never missed her glass of paisano wine with dinner.

In addition to her parents, Moggy was predeceased by her husbands, Casper Ignatowski and Angelo Milano; her daughter, Angela Bowen; her son-in-law, Harry Giovan; and four siblings, Eleanor Burns, Zita Hayes, Vinnie Rolko and Harry Burnham. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Judy Giovan, Janice Squibb and Tina Brown (Chris); her grandchildren, Harry Giovan (Darci), Robin Carter (Mike), Jeremy Giovan (Renee), Alison Miraglia (Gig), Dy Bowen (Kelley), Ryan and Connor Brown; and her great grandchildren, Jared and Natalie Giovan, Hannah, Michael and Gavin Carter, Bennett and Brayden Giovan, Luca, Nico and Gia Miraglia and Nick, Zach and Maddie Bowen. The family would like to thank her caregiver of the last five years, Alice.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 1st at 11 AM at Corpus Christi Church, 901 New Road, Elsmere where friends are invited to visit after 10 AM. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Condolences may be made by visiting


Submitted by Diamond on
I am so sorry for your loss. Please remember the promise made to us at John 5:28&29. Soon we will see our loved ones again here on Earth.

Submitted by LB on
I would like to express my sincerest condolence to the Burnham's and Milano's Families for your loss of a dear loved one. This type of loss is always very difficult for both families and friends, but God's word offers the grand hope of a grand hope of a resurrection to life again. Jesus Christ said, "Do not be amazed at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". God's word extends to all the wonder promise of a resurrection to a better life! John 5: 28-29 Learn more about this resurrection at JW.ORG

Submitted by Regina Brown on
I have so many fond memories of Moggy. Everyone knows that Moggy went straight to heaven with all the rosaries she said over the years.

Submitted by Ester Miraglia on
We are so sorry and our deepest condolences to the family. We will never forget the few times we went to visit - she would be sitting in her favorite chair watching the games shows back from 1950. Could not talk to her until a commercial came on. Will never be forgotten. Love, Ester and Gino Miraglia

Submitted by Glorybelle on
Tina, Im so sorry. Your Mom is in a place where there is no pain or sorrow surrounded by angels and our Father love. Im sure she will be looking after you from heaven. This is only a pause in your journey together as you will reunite in heaven. I send you a bug hug and my deepest condolences.

Submitted by Ana Williams on
My condolences to the family of Margaret Milano. Lossing a family member is one of the most painful experience in life. May you find comfort in knowing that Christ Jesus own death and Resurrection opened the way for mankind to be reslease from death by means of the Earthly Resurrection. Acts 24:15

Submitted by Dave Cericola on
Mrs Giovan, Robin and family, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking about you. Take care.

Submitted by Alice Burke Miller on
Judy, and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ! Love, Alice Burke Miller