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Vincent James Melillo, 74, Of Danbury, Army Veteran, Sales Consultant

Vincent James Melillo
Vincent James Melillo Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. - Vincent James "Vinnie James" Melillo of Danbury died Thursday, Oct. 9. He was 74.

Melillo was born in Danbury, to Vincent and Antoinette Melillo. He was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School, served in the U.S. Army, and had a career as a sales consultant.

Melillo is survived by his wife, Althea (Lathrop) Melillo; daughter, Toni Fives (Chuck) of New Fairfield; son, James Melillo of Danbury; stepsons, Kevin, Kraig and Kyle Gallagher; six grandchildren; sisters, Carmella Imbarrato of Garden City, N.Y., Aurora Wyrum (Lee) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Marie Funk (Louis) of Sherman; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Dominic Melillo.

Calling hours are Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 115 Main St., Danbury. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Melillo may be made to the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, 38 South St., Bethel CT, 06801 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675.

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