Thomas F. Milardo

milardo, Thomas F. Thomas F. Milardo, 88, of Marco Island, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at home with his family. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 29, 1925. He was the son of the late Thomas R. and Gertrude Elsa Witt Milardo. He graduated from West Haven High School and attended USMMA at Kings Point Academy, in Long Island, NY. Upon graduation from Kings Point in 1945 he was assigned to a troop transporter which took our soldiers to the Normandy Coast. Later he joined the American Presidents Line on many trips around the world. He served time in the Navy as an Ensign. Then he went to the United States Lines Shipping Co. and sailed between New York and Europe. The SS United States won the blue ribbon crossing the Atlantic between Europe and America as the fastest vessel. He married Ursula Nora Gabriel in Germany in 1950 and then brought his wife to the U.S. After retiring from sea as a first engineer, he worked for Bayer Co. in CT as an engineer. After many years of vacationing on Marco Island, his family moved from Milford, CT to Marco in 1989 and later he became a substitute teacher for Collier County Public Schools. He was predeceased by his wife, Ursula in 2009 and leaves behind his daughter, Sharon and husband Konrad Mayerhofer, sister, Laura CM Lenox in Orange, CT. Funeral service was held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6 p.m. at Hodges-Josberger on Marco Island. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL.


Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 20, 2013