Joseph Francis Milisci of Chelmsford


5911-milisciJoseph Francis Milisci, 88, of Chelmsford died Friday October 28, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was married to the late Mary (Rocha) Milisci, who died December 24, 1994.

Born in Boston, he was the son and last survivor of the nine children of the late Joseph and Raffaela (Marino) Milisci.   He attended Boston Public Schools before joining the US Navy at the age of 15.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and later in the war he served with the US Army Air Corps.

Joseph retired from Thom McCan Shoes in 1991. In his retirement he drove Special Education School Buses.

He was a lifelong member of VFW Post 662 of Lowell. Former member of Chelmsford Elks and Knights of Columbus.

He was an avid sports fan especially, The Boston Braves. He liked country music and going on cruises.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph Milisci Jr. of Lowell, MA, Anthony “Tony” Milisci of Merrimack, NH and Michael Milisci and his fiancé Jennifer Bangs of Chelmsford; Daughters, Maryann and her husband George Hall of Hudson, NH, JoAnn Deverix, and Jeanette Milisci of Tyngsboro, Ten grandchildren, Fourteen great-grandchildren, Two great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours Tuesday. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Wednesday at 9AM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 1, 2016
3PM- 7PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 2, 2016
9:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Sandra Pentedemos says:

    My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Milisci family for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Michael.
    From your caring friend, Sandra Pentedemos of Dracut, MA.

  2. David A. Taylor says:

    JoAnn, So sorry to hear of your father’s passing .David and Patricia Taylor.

  3. Charlie & Gloria Vogel says:

    We were so sorry to hear about your Grandfather, Mike. He has found his place in Heaven. Charlie & Gloria Vogel

  4. Vogel says:

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss of Mike’s “best friend.” We are sure that he has found his place in Heaven. Charlie and Gloria Vogel

  5. Maddy Flores says:

    Joanne my condolences to you and your family..It was always a pleasure to see and talk to Joe when he came to the VA…..

  6. Colleen Gaffney says:

    So sorry to hear about this! I remember your Dad like it was yesterday. My favor memories was on Sunday Afternoon in the summer, swimming in the Pool eating the BEST ribs in the world!
    He was always so funny :-)!

  7. Edward Lis says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Mike & the entire Milisci family

    Eddie Lis from Goffstown NH

  8. Carolyn Bolduc says:

    Mike & family,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
    I have a some fond memories of him, from the short time I lived just a few houses away. Among them, the time he brought me a pair of new boots, that I really wanted lol. Another time he showed up at our house dressed as Santa Claus.
    I’m sure you all have many wonderful memories him.
    How very fortunate you’ve been to have him around to see all those grandkids and great grandkids.
    My sympathies to the entire family,
    Carolyn (Mili) Bolduc.

  9. Nigel and Sue Roberts says:

    We were so sorry to hear the sad news and are thinking of you all. Your father always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  10. Kevin Dumont says:

    Mike I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you and your family. Kevin

  11. Deb Soha says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you.

  12. Bernadette Mcconville says:

    So sorry to hear that your dad has died he was a lovely man thoughts and prayers with you all

  13. Sue Dunbury says:

    Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sue

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