Mildred Louise (Yates) Sarro

Mildred Louise (Yates) Sarro, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Richmond, VA surrounded by loving family and friends.

She was born in Vero Beach, Florida where her love story began with a WWII Army soldier. They met and committed for marriage before he was sent to France.  Their love poured out in daily correspondence until liberation in 1945 when Joseph Sarro flew from Europe to Vero Beach, Florida to marry the woman of his dreams!

They moved north to Wilmington, DE to share their married life with the large Sarro family.

Millie was a kind, gentle and loving Mother, always happy to help a friend or neighbor while life centered around family.  Her hobbies included volunterring, needlework, sewing, crocheting, baking and flea marketing. 

Her work experiences included an Ice Cream Maker at the old Borden Ice Cream factory; a teacher's aide and cafeteria service worker at Shortlidge Elementary School and a Podiatrist Assistant.

She is preceeded in death by her parents, Paul and Maude Lee Yates; her loving husband of 57 years, Joseph Sarro; her son, Paul; sister, Alma Carraway and special cousin, Evelyn Redish.  She is survived by Patricia and husband Ray of Virginia ; Donna of Maryland and daughter-in-law Patricia; grandsons, Dominic and wife Maria; Joseph and Raymond Joseph and wife Julie.  She enjoyed the love of great grandsons Paul and Luca Sarro.

There will be a viewing and memorial service for family and friends to share memories from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 7th at Mealey Funeral Home on Limestone Road.  Internment will follow at The Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 South Convent Road, Aston, PA 19104 or Richardson Park Community Action Program, 107 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804.


Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Yates, Sarro family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".

Submitted by Christine Panar... on
Dear Patty & Family-~ There are so many memories I have of the times we had shared together since first grade. Dearest, in my heart, is the love, kindness, and caring your family had given to me, especially, your Mom. There were moments when I don’t know what I would have done without all of you. I am sad knowing your Mom has passed, but, I celebrate her life and the wonderful, sweet, person she was! May God bless and comfort you. With love~~Chrissy