Lillian "Lil" Malizia

Obituary of Lillian "Lil" Malizia

Lillian “Lil” Malizia went home to Jesus at age 96. 

Lillian was born to Walter and Marcella Poloskys on December 5, 1924 in Hudson, New York.

After graduating from high school in NYC, Lillian met her husband, Anthony Malizia at a dance. They married shortly after on August 22, 1943 and went on to have two children, Robert and Janna.  In 1955, they moved their family to Hicksville, NY where Lillian worked as a secretary.

With children grown, Lillian & Anthony moved to Nanuet, NY, then Englewood, Florida, then Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked as a school secretary in Florida for 18 years, which she loved.

Her final 10 years were spent with her daughter, Janna Malizia and family in Aptos, California, eventually moving independently to La Posada in Santa Cruz, making many friends, and lastly to Pacific Coast Manor skilled nursing home. She loved California.

Mom was a devout Catholic, never missing Church. She always believed her angels were protecting her. She loved games, crossword puzzles, playing the nickel slots, ladybugs, seashells, food, reading, exercise, joking with everyone, occasional cocktails and meticulous note-keeping of events in her family life. She never lost her youthful sense of play as remembered by her grand-daughter, Shila and her nieces and nephews. She was witty, energetic and full of life.


Lillian joins her husband, Anthony, her brothers Anthony & Frank, her sister Ann, and parents Walter & Marcella  and step-father Joe Cooper in Heaven.


Lillian is survived by her daughter, Janna Malizia, her son-in-law Robert Torres,  her granddaughter, Shila, her son, Robert & daughter-in-law Kathy Malizia, her grandchildren Lynn Malizia, Michelle Ferguson & husband John, & two great-grandsons John & Ryan.


Exodus 23:20 

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”

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