WILMINGTON — Anthony Mallozzi passed away on May 8, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina, just three short weeks after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family.
Anthony was born on October 13, 1949, to John and Fannie Mallozzi in Newark, New Jersey. He spent the majority of his adult life in Hillsborough, NJ, where he raised his two daughters, Jenna and Julia. He later moved to Toms River, NJ, and then Wilmington, NC.
Anthony was passionate about the ocean and nature. He was an avid fisherman – a hobby that led him to move close to the ocean. Anyone who knew Anthony knew his witty humor. Even in his final days, his satire was present, and he was able to make his loved ones laugh.
Anthony was unendingly proud of his daughters and always supported them in any way possible. Their close relationship with him was a testament to his love for his girls. He also recently gained the title of “Pop Pop” to his two young grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Jenna (Mallozzi) McCoy and Julia Mallozzi; sons-in-law, Bill McCoy and Kieran Aab; grandchildren, William McCoy and Benjamin McCoy; and sisters, Barbara (Mallozzi) Ruggiero and Elaine (Mallozzi) Maturo. He was predeceased in death by his father, John Mallozzi, mother, Fannie (Veneziano) Mallozzi, and older brother, John Mallozzi.
Services will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US-206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. As per his request, Anthony’s ashes will be scattered in the ocean later this year.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in his name to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare in Wilmington, NC, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.