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Antonio J. Milazzo

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Antonio J. Milazzo Obituary
Antonio J. Milazzo

AGE: 96 • Lakewood

Antonio J. Milazzo, 96, of Lakewood, NJ passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Shorrock Gardens in Brick, NJ. Tony was born in Lima, Ohio on Feb. 21, 1918 to Alfred and Nancy Barbaria Milazzo. He was predeceased by his parents, his step-mother Mary Lupo Milazzo, his sister Mary, his brother William and twin sons Alfred and Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Tina, his daughters Maryanne Richards, Toni (Frank) Hreshko, grandchildren Kristen (Jon) Dugan, Donald Richards, Jr. (Pamela), Christina (William) DeLisi, Jenna Hreshko, and great-grandchildren Thomas Richards and Patrick and Tyler Dugan. He is also survived by sisters Ida Pino, Eleanor Milazzo and many nieces, nephews and friends.

During WWII Tony served in Europe with the 571st Signal Corp. and 71st Infantry Division as a Military Policeman and achieved the rank of Corporal. He loved to entertain everyone with army stories. Tony, along with his father, owned and operated Milazzo's Beauty Shop on Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick and later on Main Street in Milltown with his daughter Toni for many years. Tony and Tina resided in Highland Park and then raised their daughters in Milltown, later retiring in Belmar and Lakewood. Many may remember him walking to work in Milltown and stopping traffic in front of the Rescue Squad to allow the ducks to safely cross Main Street. Tony will always be remembered as a beloved Husband, Daddy, Grandpa, Grandpa "Wazo", Uncle Tony, Uncle Nino and Pop-pop who loved to spend time with his family.

At Antonio's request, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to donate to Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, 253 Chestnut St., Toms River, NJ 08753 on his behalf.


Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on May 4, 2014
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