Grand Lake Stream & Middlesex County, New Jersey – Frank Milicia, 61, passed away peacefully after a long journey battling cancer. Frank was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on July 2, 1957 to Joseph and Delores (Frasier) Milicia.
Frank was very involved with his community in New Jersey as a young man. He came from a large family in Highland Park whose roots ran deep. He and his brothers were interested in fishing, hunting and trapping, and loved to play sports in school. After graduating from Highland Park High School, he went on to run an automotive shop with his partner, Frank Castronovo, where he became well known as a dependable and honest mechanic. After selling his business, Frank began working with his brother, Dave, doing home renovations, together they could build or fix anything that came their way. They worked hard, but always had fun and many customers became personal friends. Even after retiring to Grand Lake Stream, Frank was known as the go-to guy when something needed repair. Moving to Grand Lake Stream was a dream he and his wife, Kathi made a reality in 2012 and it was there he was able to truly "live the dream". Frank loved hunting and trapping and just being outside, but fly-fishing was more than a hobby, it was in his blood. He will be remembered as a generous, caring man who made friends wherever he went.
He leaves behind his wife of almost 30 years, Kathleen (Markert) Milicia; his mother, Delores Milicia of Highland Park; children, Leah Zummo and her husband Anthony of North Plainfield and Carl Stoffers and his wife Kelly of Basking Ridge, all of NJ; grandchildren, Courtney, Julianna, Ryan, Hailey and Jake; sisters, Pat Sielewicki and Cynthia Holowach and her husband John, all of The Villages, FL; brothers, David Milicia and his wife Laurie of Edison, NJ, Tom Milicia of Princeton, Joe Milicia and his wife Debbie of Cranberry, PA and Peter Milicia of Highland Park NJ; sister-in-law, Donna Salvati and her husband Vincent of Roselle Park, NJ; brother-in-law, David Markert of Jacksonville, FL; many nieces and nephews and so many close friends in New Jersey, Grand Lake Stream and beyond. Frank was predeceased by his father, Joseph Milicia.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at noon, Friday July 12th at The School House, Water St., Grand Lake Stream and then again at noon, Saturday, September 7th at The American Legion Post #25, 4 JF Kennedy Dr., Milltown, NJ. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.