Lawrence G. Miloscia, 91, of Dumont, formerly of Port Reading, died peacefully on December 25, 2022.  Predeceased by his beloved wives, June Ann (2006) and Claire Marie (2021).  Devoted father of Rosann Miloscia, Frank (Ann) Miloscia, Lawrence G. (Maryanne) Miloscia, Jr. Cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Jennifer (Matthew) Allen, Lawrence James, and Frank Stanley. Beloved step-father of Colleen (Jay) Barcellona, Brian (Denise) Curran, Kevin (Barbara) Curran, and Susan Curran.  Step-grandfather to Amy Barcellona, Karen (Danny) Peragine, Michael (Sarah) Barcellona, Jennifer (Timothy) Buirkle, James (Jessica) Curran, Sean and Maura Curran.  Also survived by eleven step-great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Payton Wendel, Vienna and Colton Barcellona, Kaila, Kara and Anna Buirkle, Isabella and Gabriella Peragine, Tyler and Declan Curran.  Dear brother of Rose Marie Intile, Anthony (Eileen) Miloscia and Ernest (Dianne) Miloscia.  Predeceased by brothers Frank Miloscia Jr. (2008) and Donald Miloscia (2018).

Lawrence was born in Newark, NJ to Rose (née Sabino) and Frank Miloscia.  He earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for AT&T/Bell Labs for many years. After retiring he taught at St. James School in Woodbridge. Lawrence was a parishioner of Saint Anthony of Padua in Port Reading since 1988 where he served as a lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was a trustee of the Sewaren Free Public Library. Lawrence was a board member of the Woodbridge Township Board of Education from 2003-2011. He also volunteered in the Woodbridge District reading to children in the elementary schools and portraying Santa Claus with his late wife Claire as Mrs. Claus. He was also a member of the Woodbridge American Irish Association (named Man of the Year in 2016). Lawrence was named Port Reading Man of the Year in 2018. He was a recipient of the Woodbridge Historical Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Lawrence enjoyed portraying Christopher Columbus along with his late wife Claire in the Woodbridge Township Christopher Columbus Day Parade. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the NCEA. Lawrence was also a member of local and national antique car clubs.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lawrence’s memory to: Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading or Englewood Health Foundation.

Visiting Thursday, December 29th, 4-8 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont.  Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 30th, 9:30 AM, St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont.  Interment Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah.


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