Giuseppe Salvatore Milelli, 72 of New Vernon, N.J. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his large, loving family, on January 12, 2019.
Born in Magisano, Italy on July 15, 1946 to Antonio and Rosina Milelli, Giuseppe attended Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale in Catanzaro, Italy where he graduated on August 2, 1970 with a focus in mechanical engineering. In May of 1971, he came to the United States, where he worked several jobs simultaneously, to achieve the American Dream. In the evenings, he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, while during the day he began his own landscaping and masonry company. Over the years, he transitioned into real estate investment and management forming Milelli Realty in 1977, which focused primarily on multi-family and retail properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He was a past member of various real estate organizations and his children continue to fulfill their father’s legacy. Giuseppe was proud to sustain the traditions from his homeland, including his beautiful vegetable garden, wine making, and various other Italian delicacies. He also enjoyed travelling the world and visiting his hometown that he admired dearly. He touched so many lives with his wisdom, empathy, compassion and outgoing personality. He was an inspiration to us all and will be profoundly missed. Giuseppe is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Maria; his loving children Antonio and his wife Julie Anne, Carmine and his wife Jennifer, Joseph, Jr. and his wife Felicia Anne, and Rosamaria; beloved grandchildren Giuseppe, Sofia, Isabella, Olivia, Cristoforo, Joseph, III., Gabriella, Mariabella, Matteo, Joseph, Antonino and Leondro; and loving siblings Filomena Lia, Salvatore, Eugenio and Mario Milelli and their families.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 10am at Assumption Church, 91 Maple Avenue in Morristown, N.J. Entombment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown, N.J. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 7-9pm and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 1-3pm and 6-9pm at the Bradley Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd in Whippany, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Giuseppe may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. For more information, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com