Mildred L. 'Millie" DeNicola, 82, of Gulfport, died Thursday, June 29, 2006 in Gulfport. She was born February 2, 1924, to John and Victoria Lepeska in Dunkirk, N.Y. She graduated from Our Lady of Victory High School in Lakewanna, N.Y. She entered the Army (WAC) Air Force in 1944 and served as an airplane mechanic.
On July 7, 1945, she married Dominic "Nick" DeNicola and they moved to Gulfport in 1947.
She worked in Civil Service at Keesler Air Force Base, at Tech Taft, and at the Naval Construction Battalion Center.
She retired as a procurement agent in 1985 after over thirty years of service. After retirement she became active in the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and the Harrison County Youth Center.
Mrs. DeNicola is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dominic "Nick" DeNicola of Gulfport; a daughter, Jonelle Meadows of Gulfport; a son, Frank DeNicola and wife, Robin, of Gulfport; two sisters, Delores Avery of Buffalo, NY and Victoria DiMatteo of Levittown, PA; a brother, George Melavas of Levittown, PA; and four grandchildren, Victoria Lynn Meadows, Meredith Anne Meadows, Dominic Ryan DeNicola, and Andre Joseph DeNicola, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 1, 2006 at 1 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Gulfport, where friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the Mass. Interment will follow at Evergreen Gardens Cemetery, Gulfport.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home, O'Neal Road, Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
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