Mila E. Sacramento

James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | April 18, 2021

Mila E. Sacramento, age 10, of Irwin passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 17, 2021 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Mila was born October 10, 2010 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, beloved daughter of Neal and Dawn (Sommers) Sacramento of Irwin.  Mila is also survived by paternal grandparents, Tony (Pap Pap) and Sharon (Meme) Sacramento of North Huntingdon.  Maternal grandmother, Elizabeth (Nana) Sommers and partner, Richard (Pappy Richie) Tucci of Irwn. 

Mila was a fourth grader at Norwin Hahntown Elementary and a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Mila cherished weekly Target trips with her Nana, cooking lessons with Meme and teasing her Pap Pap on his daily visits.  Mila had a special bond with grandparents on both sides.  

She also treasured her time with cousin, Rocco Sacramento and BFF’s Riley Baker and Faith Pascus.  Mila was an avid Minecraft and Robox gamer.  She was a collector of many things like her Daddy, with her favorite being stuffed animals and LOL dolls.  She loved arts and crafts, reading books, pop music, drive in movies and the zoo.  Mila’s strong will and courage enabled her to battle through three different types of cancer and 15 major surgeries since the age of three.  She was the true definition of a fighter. 

Mila’s beautiful, brave, caring, funny, loving, smart and witty spirit touched everyone that got to know her.  Mila taught us so much about life in her short time with us.  Saying that she will be missed by all that loved her is an understatement especially by her mommy and best friend Dawn. 

Mila’s memory will live on in the hearts of many.  Mila was greatly loved by her many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Maternal aunts and uncles, Debbie Davidow, John (Lori) Playso, Victor (Mary) Playso, Stephen (Shelly) Playso, John Brady; paternal aunts and uncles, Dean (Katie) Sacramento, Anthony (Kate) Sacramento, Lisa (Casey) O’Malley.

Mila was preceded in death her maternal grandfather, John Earl Sommers, aunt, Anne Brady and uncle, Marc Davidow.   Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin at a time to be announced.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.  The family extends a special thank you to the Norwin Community for their love and support throughout Mila’s courageous fight with cancer. 

Originally published April 18, 2021.

Other deaths:
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