HAMILTON - Margaret R. Bellis Miller, of Hamilton, entered God's loving embrace on November 14, 2013, at Compassionate Care of St. Francis with her loving family by her side. She was 102 years old.
Born in Trenton on September 10, 1911, Margaret had been a lifelong Trenton area resident. Mrs. Miller was an active member of the Holy Angels parish for the majority of her adult life. Margaret loved being on the go, and she expressed her motto for living a long life with her family on her 101st birthday, "Just keep movin', and don't worry about anything." She enjoyed traveling and especially liked going to the racetrack. Margaret's family was the most important thing to her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Miller was predeceased by her parents, Matteo Pulasti and Giovannina Chiarello, siblings, Mary Iavarone, Anne Marino and Matthew Pulasti, her first husband, Anthony Bellis, and former husband, George Miller.
Left to cherish her wonderful memory are her loving children, Pasquale Bellis (Angelina), Angelina (Jean) Babice, Anthony Bellis; her brother, Dominic Marino; her caring grandchildren, Nicholas Babice (Gina), Ronald Babice, Steven Babice (Tina), Margaret Babice, Donna Bellis, Sandra Shipman (Mark) and Christoper Bellis (Roberta); 13 beautiful great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Holy Angels Church, 1733 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, and Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 990 S. Broad St. (Route 206), South Trenton, NJ 08611. (Parking and handicapped access located behind the funeral home.) Interment: Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton. Family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Angels Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and coordination of David C. Chiacchio and his dedicated staff.