Nicholas “Nico” F. Milillo, 57, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Nico retired from New Process Gear where he worked as an electrician. After his retirement, he started his own business known as “Nicks Guns” where he liked to “keep it personal.” He not only had a large customer base, but made lifelong friends. He also served as a Coroner Investigator in Cayuga County Coroner’s office.
Nico enjoyed spending time at the hunting camp, “The Dirty Shame,” with his lifelong friends Ricky and Mark, and numerous others. He also loved to snowmobile up north with his “partner in crime” Andy. He spent endless hours at his daughter’s home where he enjoyed sitting out by the pond that he designed just for her. Anybody who knows Nico, knows that he would go above and beyond to help anybody in need whether he knew you or not. He was a jack of all trades and could find a way to “fix it” even if it wasn’t broken.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; his daughter, Nicole; his furry companions, Cooper, Blizzard and Louise; stepdaughter, Michele (Eric) Andreassen, and their children, Evan, Emma, and Grace; stepson, Robert “B.J.” Hulik (Ashley Gleason), and their children, Hallie and Blake; his parents, Nick and Theresa Milillo, whom he loved dearly; two brothers, Steven (Roberta) and Michael; two sisters, Cindy (John) Crook and Pam (Tom) Driscoll; and several nieces and nephews, as well as aunts and uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Sacred Heart Church, Melrose Road, Auburn, N.Y. Funeral services will be held the following morning at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Sacred Heart Church, immediately followed by burial services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes 1130 Corporate Drive Auburn, NY 13021.
The family would like to thank the Upstate University Staff, Hospice staff and all of our friends who went above and beyond to support us during this difficult time. We love you all.
Please visit www.heieckpelcfuneralhome.com.