Mildred “Millie” (Maskey) Caldieraro, 98 of Staunton, passed away on March 19, 2019, in Carlinville. She was born on October 15, 1920, in Livingston to the late John and Mildred “Milka” (Perokovich) Maskey. She married the late John “Beppy” Caldieraro on November 10, 1946, in Springfield and was married for 21 years until his death.
After graduating high school, Mildred entered the work field and never stopped. Her jobs included private secretary at the Madison County Courthouse, the railroad, Hefer’s Grocery Store in Staunton, and she retired from Bill’s IGA in Staunton. Mildred loved school and every job she had and never complained about work. She was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton. Mildred was a loving wife, mom, grandma, aunt, and friend to many people. She loved attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events until her health wouldn’t allow it anymore. Anyone who knew her knew not to call her at 8:30 in the morning because she was doing WSMI’S “Spellbound”. She read two newspapers every morning, loved word search puzzles, and playing board and card games when grandchildren had overnight stays with her.
Survivors include sons, Tom (Phyllis) and Bob (Kay) of Staunton; daughter, Lisa (Eric) Pingolt of Carlinville; six grandchildren, Steven, Tyler, & Eric Joseph Pingolt, Heather & Matt Caldieraro, & Lesly Caldieraro; and two step-grandchildren, Kacy Heim and Dustin Graves.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband John “Beppy”; her parents; three brothers, John, Tom, & Joe; and four sisters, Kate Bryant, Mary Fox, Barbara Stevens, and Norma Maskey.
Visitation services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton with Rev. George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton. Memorials are suggested to St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Staunton (a place very near & dear to her heart). Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.