Joseph Milici

Date of Death: 
December 21st, 2020

Joseph S. Milici passed away on December 21,2020 at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (nee Hornbaker). Loving father of Lisa Iovanisci (David), Jennifer Niemczak (Stanley), and Michael (Susan). Dearest Pop Pop to Joseph, Chloe, Anthony, Emma, Brian, Samantha, Adelaide, Maximus, Xavier, Francis and Vincent. Loving brother to Joan Foster. Joe was a Philadelphia fireman for 25 years and he began working on Jewelers Row when he was 12 and continued making jewelry until his death. He loved summers down the shore, playing poker, and relaxing with his dog Lexi. But nothing made him happier than spending time with his family, especially his 11 grandchildren, who adored him. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 29th from 9 to 10am at St. Katherine of Siena Church, 9700 Frankford Ave Phila PA 19114. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10am. Interment will be private. We ask that all who attend the services to please wear a mask and the follow social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in his name to Progressive Animal Welfare Society at

Memories and Condolences

Rest In Peace Joe. You will be missed by everyone who knew you. Love you
Please except our deepest sympathy on the passing of Joe Milici my brother retired fire fighter. We both had plenty of fire fighting stories over the years. I told Joe I was going to get him a special metal for being the only firefighter in Philadelphia to be on the land on the sea and in the air. God bless Joe and the entire Milici family.
Joe you are the best man I know. You are missed and loved.
Rest in peace Uncle Joe. You will be missed.
My sincerest condolences.Joe was a good man.He will be missed by all
My deepest condolences to the Milici family. Joe was a good and caring person. One of his best character traits was his generosity. He was also a great jeweler. Joe will be missed by all who have known him.
Joe, You’re the best brother-in-law anyone could ask much so I always thought of you as my brother! You are loved and missed! George loved talking to you about poker for hours on the phone. Rest In Peace brother! Love you Jackie and George
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We just heard about the passing of Joe. My husband and I are in shock. We met Joe thru a relative.. joe made my engagement ring and wedding bands 20 years ago. Please accept our deepest condolences. Brian and Jennifer McCann

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