Charles Edward Miller
April 6, 1941 – July 7, 2018
Charles Edward Miller of Valley Cottage, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 77. Charles was born on April 6, 1941 in Flatbush, Brooklyn to Herbert Miller and Margaret Vaugh Miller. He was raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn where he graduated from Erasmus Hall High School. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1958. He married the love of his life Christine Ragusa in 1976. In 1981 Charles and Christine moved their family to Valley Cottage, where they have been living ever since.
Charles leaves behind his loving, devoted wife of 42 years Christine Miller, his daughter Tracy Richmond and son in law Robert Richmond, his son James Miller, his stepchildren Diana Tridgell, Cherie Fonseca Espana and her husband Edwin, George Fonseca and his wife Margaret, Joseph Fonseca and his wife Cindy. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; Eryn Miller, Jason Fonseca, Anthony and Cory Tridgell, Keri Ann Metz, Courtney and Desiree Espana, Thomas Drexler, Brittany, Vincent and Bianca Fonseca Comber, Heather, Rachel, Taylor and Ryan Fonseca and 5 Great grandchildren; Arabella and Peyton Fonseca, Christabel Ashley, Ravenna and Remy Fonseca. Charles was predeceased by his sister Barbara Ann Oro and Patricia Campanella as well as his brother Herbert Miller.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 10th from 2-4 and 7-9pm, at Michael J Higgins Funeral Home; located at 113 Lake rd. East, Congers, NY, 10920. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Paul’s Church on Wednesday, July 11th at 10am. Interment to follow at Fred Loescher Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude’s or The American Cancer Society.
Michael J Higgins Funeral Service
113 Lake RD. East
Congers, NY, 10920
- Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, July 11, 2018