Frank Elia of Brick, formerly of West Milford, passed away Friday March 2, 2012. He was 80.
Born in Santa Croce, Italy, he later enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in Norfolk, Va., aboard the U.S.S. Mississippi. After 18 months he was relocated to Brunswick, Maine, where he met his lovely future wife, Constance, who he married in 1956. They took up residence in Paterson. Mr. Elia was employed in maintenance for the Passaic County Bridge Department, Pompton Lakes for 30 retiring in 1994.
Mr. Elia is survived by his beloved wife, Constance (Bernier) Elia, three children, Nanette Storms, Anita and Frank Elia Jr., a sister Carmela Vindigini, and four grandchildren; Ashlie and Ryan Storms, Courtney Lynn and Nicholas Elia.
He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, Giuseppe, Giovanni, Antonio Jr; Lucia Tribastone and Concetta Leggio.
Funeral services were held on Monday,, March 5, 2012, at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford. Final disposition is private.