Dolores Mary Melillo

September 7, 1929 ~ November 8, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Dolores Mary Melillo, 94, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2023 at the Chelsea in Shrewsbury. Dolores was born in Newark, NJ to Anthony and Mary Tamburro.

She earned her RN degree from St. Michaels Hospital in Newark NJ.
Dolores worked until retirement as an RN in multiple care facilities. She made it a point to make sure all of her patients were cared for as if they were her own family. She received many praises from patients and family members.

Dolores believed in spending time with family. She loved that time with her children and grandkids and for that matter, other family members and their children. She enjoyed knitting and sewing. She was a part of a knitting club making all kinds of clothing, blankets and other items that ended up distributed throughout friends and family. When her daughter went into Girl Scouts, she became Girl Scout Leader. Reading was a passion of hers all through her life and she was a regular at her local library. She enjoyed traveling. Dolores and her husband, Louis, had a Volkswagen van that was used to pack up the kids and travel up and down the East Coast with the family dog, Snoopy.

She was predeceased by daughter-in-law, Judy Melillo (2002), her son-in-law, Roy Hildebrant (2012) and her husband, Louis Melillo (2016).
Dolores is survived by her devoted children; Louis Melillo of Middletown, NJ and Michele Hildebrant of Hackettstown, NJ, her sister, Lorraine DeTulio of Ocean Twp., NJ, loving grandchildren; Tara Denman and husband Ryan, Victoria Madigan and husband John, Roy Hildebrant and wife Renee, Forrest Hildebrant, Bailey McKenna and husband Evan, Grae Shears and husband Brandon, Aspen Hildebrant and Hunter Hildebrant, as well as, her three great-grandchildren; Parker Shears, Roy Joseph Hildebrant, and Nicole Ann Madigan.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, November 13th from 5-7pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 14th, 10am at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ 07701. Entombment will follow at Forest Green Park, Morganville, NJ.

Memorial donations may be made in Dolores’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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November 13, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

November 14, 2023

10:00 AM to TBD
St. James RC Church
94 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701


Forest Green Park Cemetery
P.O. Box 340, Texas Road
Morganville, NJ 07751


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