Orlando A. Melillo
November 9, 2012
Orlando A. Melillo "Mooney" died on Nov. 9, 2012 in Valley Hospital. He was 93. Born in Newark, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Mahwah 12 years ago.
Visiting will be on Tuesday from 2-6 pm at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Dr. Kearny (map/directions). Service will be conducted at 5:30 during the visiting hours. Private cremation will follow.
Mooney was an all-state catcher at Barringer High School in Newark and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was stationed outside of Naples, Italy where he loaded bombs onto B-17 fighters. He was proud to have given each bomb a little kiss good bye. He was a retired Cement Truck Driver for Loizeau Concrete in Elizabeth and was a member of the Teamsters.
The last of ten siblings, he is survived by his wife Ann (nee Ross), his children Nicholas and Eloise Melillo and his grandchildren Nicholas and Suzanne. Orlando loved being the beloved Uncle Mooney to so many cherished nieces and nephews and their families.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to Wounded Warriors (DONATE).
Visiting - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny - 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Service - Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home - 5:30 p.m.