Michele Melillo

Michele N. Melillo

Aug/21/1950 - May/31/2024

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Obituary of Michele N. Melillo

LUGOFF – Mr. Michele Nino Melillo, 73, our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2024. Born on August 21, 1950, in Gioia Sannitica, Italy. He was the son of the late Luigi Melillo and Esterina Pascal Melillo.

Michele, also known by Papa, was passionate about his family. He lived to provide for his daughters, working to give them a better life than what he had. He enjoyed making memories with family and friends. He loved spending time in the great outdoors.  Some of his favorite hobbies were gardening, fishing, hunting, and making birdhouses. Most of all, he loved watching his grandkids grow. He was truly loved by all.  Spending time outside, enjoying wildlife and sitting on the front porch watching birds with the love of his life was one of their favorite things to do.

Michele is survived by his wife, Rosemary Smedley Melillo; children, Maria Lunn (Dustin) and Jessica Brown (Nicholas); grandchildren, Ryan Lunn, Alexa Lunn, D.J. Lunn, Brady Brown, Nolan Brown and Skylar Brown; siblings, Bernadina Melillo, Alberto Melillo, and Antonello Melillo (Patty); nieces and nephews, Graziano De lelis, Michaela Melillo, Gino Melillo, and Nick Melillo; brother-in-law, Robert Smedley (Monica) and their children, Robert Smedley, Matthew Smedley (Kelly), and Daniel Smedley; sister-in-law, Mary Therese Lemmer (Kurt); great nieces and nephews, Angel, Brooklyn, Lillian, and Angelica; and his canine companion, Buddy.

A celebration of life will be held on June 5, 2024 at 11:00 am at Hagood, The Church of the Ascension, 5190 North King’s Highway, Rembert SC 29128.



Memorial Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Hagood, Church of the Ascension
5190 North King’s Highway
Rembert, South Carolina, United States