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May 30, 1917 - Aug. 10, 2014

NIAGRAA FALLS – Carmela “Millie” M. Milanovich, of Niagara Falls, who co-founded a Niagara Falls appliance store, died Sunday in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, Lewiston, after a lengthy illness. She was 97.

Born Carmela M. Maglio in Hazleton, Pa., she married George J. Milanovich on Jan. 16, 1937.

The couple founded George’s Appliance Inc. at Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls in 1939. The store has been in business for more than 75 years and continues to be operated by the family.

Her husband of 50 years died in 1987.

Survivors include a son, Mark J.; a daughter, Barbara Leonetti; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1413 Pine Ave.