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Peacock, Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service

1411 North Howe Street, Southport, NC

OBITUARY

Giovan Vito Milazzo

November 8, 1931February 10, 2020

Giovan Vito “Joe” Milazzo, 88, of Southport, NC, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. Mr. Milazzo was born November 8, 1931 in Queens, New York to the late Vito and Josephine Milazzo. Originally from New York where he raised his family, he has lived in the Southport for the past 20 years. After his service in the Air Force, Joe joined his father’s business of sales and service of Merrow industrial sewing machines in the garment industry in Brooklyn, NY. Returning to his love of aviation, Joe continued his career at British Airways Engineering for 25 years. He enjoyed flying and fixing airplanes and was the proud owner of “EZ Pass”, a Piper Arrow. Survivors include his two daughters, Josephine Ann (JoAnne) Milazzo, husband Al Albanese, Gina Zito, husband Joseph, six grandchildren: Krista, Nicole, Joseph, Michael, Matthew, and Chloe. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister Vita Pollio. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.

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  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

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Mike Mendel

February 11, 2020

Joe was my friend. He used to bring an Entimens coffee cake to the terminal and we would share it with coffee. I really enjoyed chatting about his past "aviation" adventures. He would tell stories about working on the Concorde, and crewing on the B-36 bomber. I sat there like a starry eyed kid, imagining what it was like. He was larger than life to me and I will miss him emmensly. My hope is that him and Vinny are up there together laughing about the good old days working at Grumman Aircraft. We lost a good one that can never be replaced. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed.