Mildred “Millie” Tonte, 70, lifelong resident of Yatesville, passed away on Thursday September 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Frank Lombardo and Ruth Salvage Lombardo on December 20, 1950.
She was a graduate of Pittston Area High School. She along with her sister, Ruth were the owner/operators of Lombardo’s Italian Villa, Yatesville. Her love for her business and her customers was beyond words. She considered each person who walked through the door family. She held in her heart and spoke often of the time she spent working beside one of the people she cherished the most, her sister, Ruthy.
Despite her hectic schedule, family and friends were Millie’s passion and joy. She enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially for the holidays. She treasured the times she spent vacationing at LBI with family and friends. She was a dedicated sports fan with a love for the Miami Dolphins, New York Yankees, and Penn State Nittany Lions. Mildred will always be remembered for her loving smile and infectious laugh.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, John Thomas Hurtt and brother-in-law, Salvatore Dietrick.
Surviving are husband, Ronald Tonte; daughter Melissa and her husband Atty. John Hurtt, Yatesville; son, Philip Oliver, Yatesville; grandson, Thomas Hurtt; sister, Ruthy Dietrick and her partner, Marcia Porzucek, Yatesville; aunt, Marlene Yaple, Wilkes Barre; brothers, Frank Lombardo and wife, Candy, Yatesville; Joseph Lombardo and wife, Debra, Yatesville; William Lombardo and wife, Rita, Pittston Township; numerous nieces and nephews.
We promised to be brave like you. But we are broken. We know you are no longer suffering from the pain in your body or the frustration of what your life had become. We are crying for ourselves, how life will never be the same without you. Rest peacefully, we will meet again.
According to Millie’s wishes, there will be no services. Interment, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.