Julia A Peloso
August 31, 1930 – May 15, 2020
Julia was born in London, UK, of two Irish parents, James Hurley of Cork, Ireland, and Elizabeth Pearce, of Tralee, Ireland. As a child she experienced the German blitz of London, and had graphic tales of terror to tell. Julie came to the US in 1957 to work as an Executive Secretary for National Steel Corporation, headquartered in the Chrysler building in New York City. She was universally loved and respected, and “ran the place”.
Her husband, Bill (William Peloso) was fortunate to meet her at a social event on Park Avenue in 1959, shortly after he returned from Germany and was discharged from the Army. Julie was immediately welcomed into the family and spent many weekends in the Bronx with them. She lived with several other young women on Lexington Avenue in the city, until she and Bill wed on April 22, 1961. They lived in Westchester until moving to Florida permanently in 2014.
Julia, a very strong, determined, and beautiful person, raised four wonderful children in our home in Bronxville, NY. She nurtured them, disciplined them lovingly, and drove them to school – first to St. Joseph grammar school, and then to Iona Prep for the two boys, and Holy Child Academy for the two girls. Julia also took the time to take them daily to our Orienta Beach Club on Long Island Sound, where summers were spent in lieu of family vacations. Julie was active in women’s tennis, chairing weekly “round robins”.
In addition to tennis Julie’s hobbies were knitting and needlepoint. I shall always cherish the ski sweater she knitted for me. Her needlepoint work was shared with many, including a work for grandson Alfred upon his graduation from Virginia Tech. She was working on others for the grandchildren, but ran out of time to complete them.
Since 1991 July and Bill have spent winters at their home on Hutchinson Island, Stuart, Florida. After retirement they spent more and more time there until moving permanently in 2014. Julie was blessed with many friends there as well as those in New York.
Julie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bill and by her four children and eight grandchildren. To her credit, all of them are loving and caring people who have shared their love with each other, and all of whom love Julie dearly. She is also survived by daughter Julia Anne and her spouse Patty, Son William and his children Erin and Harrison; Jacqueline and her spouse Michael and their children Alfred, Antonella, and Isabella; and Raymond and his spouse Kate, and their children Meredith, Madeline and Caleigh.
There probably are some typos and ungrammatical phrases here, but I don’t have Julie to read it critically as an Executive Secretary would. I’m sure she is proofreading this as she sits with her dear friend, Noelle, with whom she came to America, as they raise a toast to us and all her friends.
With much love, Julie forever.
Friday, May 22, 2020