Arnaldo Musillo, 78, of Paterson, passed away on January 19, 2019. Arnaldo was born on September 22, 1940 in Bernalda, Italy to the late Francesco and Teresa (D'Elia) Musillo the youngest of 8 children. Arnaldo owned and operated Cecilia Pizzeria for over 40 years on Market Street in Paterson. He was an avid soccer fan and continued to feel a strong tie to Italy, returning to visit every year to spend time with his family.
Arnaldo was the beloved husband of the late Grazia (D'Ettorre) Musillo for over 46 years before her passing in 2016. He was the adored father of Teresa Endrikat and her husband Gary, Anna Maria Mauriber and her husband Marc, and Frank Musillo and was the treasured grandfather of Ariella, Julianna, Daniel and Leah. Arnaldo was the dear brother of Filomena Veltri and Enza Narciso and was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers. He was also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at Santangelo Funeral Home, 635 McBride Ave., Woodland Park. A Mass will be offered on Wednesday at 10:00am at Our Lady of Pompei Church, 70 Murray Ave., Paterson. Guests may arrive at Santangelo Funeral Home at 9:00am. Cremation will be private by the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Arnaldo's name to:
St. Jude Children's Hospital