Velia (Minelli) Scrocca, 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday Feb. 15th at Overlook hospital in Summit, NJ.
Velia Maria Minelli was born on August 5, 1927 in San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Benevento, Italy. She attended the Contessa Elena d’Aosta girls’ school in Naples, Italy. Velia moved to the United States in 1948 and married her husband Ralph Scrocca in 1952.Velia has been a resident of Summit for the past 69 years.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Ralph, her daughter Carmela L’Hommedieu, her beloved grandson Michael Scrocca and daughter in law Debbie Scrocca. Surviving is her son Anthony Scrocca and his wife Mary of Branchburg, NJ; her son Vincent Scrocca of Bound Brook, NJ; granddaughter Lauren Scrocca of Bound Brook, NJ; grandsons Matthew Scrocca of Littleton, CO, and Brian Scrocca of Branchburg, NJ and her adored great grandchildren Chloe, Michael and Jack Scrocca. She was loved and admired by many relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. A Memorial Service will be held 10:45 am on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. An entombment will follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Summit Foundation/Michael Scrocca Memorial Fund. Checks made payable to Summit Foundation with Michael Scrocca Memorial fund on memo line, PO Box 867 Summit, NJ 07902-0867.