Martin J. Mills

February 11, 1934 - July 27, 2022

Martin J. Mills former resident of Middletown, NY passed away on July 27, 2022 at the age of 88 surrounded by his loving family. Martin was born February 11, 1934 in the Bronx to Martin and Helen Mills.

March 1957 Martin married Libby Ann Balen and they had four children. He moved his family to Middletown in 1968, where he started working as an operating engineer at Dutchess quarry in Florida New York. Martin retired in 1994 after 30 years. He was a member of A.A. for 46 years.

Martin’s friends and family knew him as Joe or Irish. He loved to race his pigeons, have family barbecues, and dominating everyone at cornhole. His infectious smile lit up every room he walked into and his sarcastic wit will be missed by everyone that knew him. He passed on his Irish heritage to his children and grandchildren with the songs and scary tales he taught them. UP MAYO!

Martin leaves behind his wife Kathleen of 26 years, his children Daniel Mills (Linda), Sarah Amodio (Michael), Susan Niemiera (John Sanabria), Thomas Mills (Lisa Bobko), Rebecca Teschke (Shawn Hicks), step sons Timothy Papa (Caroline), and Gregory Papa (Monique). Sister in laws: Marie Mills and Geri Mills.

Grandchildren: Christopher, Nicole, Tommy JR., Anthony, Steven, Jennifer, Britney, Anthony, Michael, Timothy and also 15 great grandchildren.

Martin is predeceased by his parents Martin and Helen Mills, wife Libby, brothers Harry Mills, James Mills, and sister Helen Bruff.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Barbara Cooley Aug 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    I am so sorry, he was a wonderful guy❤️ He loved to laugh and tell stories and I loved to hear them!

  2. Barbara Dolan Aug 6, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Condolences to you all
    I remember him fondly from years ago. He has left behind a wonderful legacy in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love and Peace to you all.

  3. Linda Spaulding Aug 6, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Joe was The Godfather to me & John. He literally confirmed John. He will be missed dearly. I remember all the good times we spent together and all the wonderful help he was to everyone in the program. His funny sarcastic humor lightened up the darkest of times. R.I.P. Joe take care of John up there.

  4. Christine Mills Aug 6, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Rest in peace Joe. You will always hold a special place in my heart.

  5. Jane Strout Kalinowski Aug 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    He was a great guy, always giving me advice!He was like a father to me, I appreciate that!He not fair & considerate! I will hold him in my heart ❤️ always and forever!

  6. Marjorie Louise Gattuso Aug 6, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks Pop for all you’ve done.

    A quote from AA big book

    ” May God keep you and bless you until then” bb page 164.

    John 5:,28,29.

    Peace and rest

  7. Susan Niemiera Aug 6, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Sleep In Peace Daddy… I love you always and forever 💔

  8. Robert Fitzgerald Aug 6, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    My condolence, I was blessed by knowing your dad, great man n yes he was irish

  9. Tommy Jr. Aug 6, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Rest easy Pop, I love you.

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  10. Cathy Lascola Aug 7, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    God bless you and family your dad has always been a
    very nicè neighbor and always smile on his face and a lovely man God bless prayers for your family may he rest in peace

  11. Lynn gabel Aug 8, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Rest in peace uncle joe…you are so loved by your family…all consider you their dad…so many good times and memories…condolences to Kathy.. and my entire family…xoxo

  12. Barbara Piscopo-Kovacic Aug 8, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I would like to send my sincerest sympathy to all of you! I spent my whole childhood with libby and Joe. My memories are deep and long. Every summer we would spend in Middletown..going to the orange county fair ( my favorite) going to camp once with Susan. Crashing my bike and Tommy and my brother Michael carried me back to the house! Susan and Sarah always seemed to be stuck with in their pool!! And always hanging out with Joe and his me, even as a kid, Joe’s sarcasm always made me smile..he showed me love all the time! I will remember him with great love ❤️ ❤️ and memories to last a lifetime!! DNA doesn’t always make a’s the people in your life that chose to be there!who no matter the time or distance will always be there!
    I’m so happy you had that time to enjoy your father.
    Your family ( my family) will always hold a place in my heart ❤️ forever!
    Rest in eternal peace Joe!
    Much love to you all xoxo 😘
    You will always be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏 ❤️ ✨️

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