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Arthur Peter Milia

November 4, 1957 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 64)


SOUTHINGTON – Arthur Milia, 64, died unexpectedly at home on May 27, 2022. He was the devoted husband of Charlene (Personeni) Milia for 30 years.

Born in Waterbury, he was the son of the late Rose (Corbo) Milia and Arthur Milia. Arty was a graduate of Kaynor Technical High School and was a talented auto body technician. He owned and operated Arty’s Auto Body for 26 years, and continued beyond that to work in the field, most recently for Santostefano Auto Body in Middletown.

Arty loved everyone and was loved by everyone who knew him, especially children who easily responded to his playful nature. He loved fishing, music, being anywhere in nature and, of course, lobster. He was handsome, funny and sweet, and will be deeply missed.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Charlene; son Joseph Romano; nephew Art Milia; three sisters, MaryAnn Sambuco, Linda Milia and Rose Milia; mother-in-law Leona Personeni; sisters-in-law Tina and Deborah; brother-in-laws Charles Personeni and Rich Sambuco, and Brian Adams; his much-loved Lavoie step-family; countless friends; his work family, especially Sabrina and Adriana Santostefano whose kindness and generosity will never be forgotten; and several fish who got away. Artie was predeceased by his father-in-law, Charles Personeni, his niece, Linda Milia, step-brother and friend Alan Lavoie, and several close friends.

A gathering of friends and family will be Friday, June 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the American Legion, upper hall, at 64 Main St., Southington. Sermon is at 5 p.m. There will also be a day of remembrance and fishing at one of Arty’s favorite lakes this summer.

Donations of three kisses sent out to Art are requested.

Republican-American June 1, 2022


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