In Memoriam: Paula J. Meloi

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of longtime Realtor Paula J. Meloi at the age of 74 at Mount Sinai Hospital on Feb. 26.

Paula and her husband Rocco owned and operated ERA Meloi Realty, in Port Jervis for 35 years. After Rocco’s passing in 2009, Paula ran the company until recently retiring this year. She served on the board of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce for many years during her career as a real estate broker.

She was born Sept. 3, 1948 in Port Jervis, the daughter of the late Paul and the late Dorothy Grathwohl. During her early years after high school, she attended Orange County Community College as an art major and shortly after started her ceramic classes in Montague, NJ where she shared her creativity and passion with her students. She was a talented artist.

She adored her family and friends. She was an old soul with a young heart. She loved her local community it was her life’s passion to serve the people in the Tri-State area buying and selling homes and putting her entire heart into her work. She touched the lives of so many people.

A family statement read: “We are grateful for all of the wonderful years we had with her and the beautiful memories created. She was the matriarch of our family and her legacy will live on forever. She will be deeply missed.”

She is survived by her two beloved sons, Alex Meloi and his wife Diane of Charlotte, NC and Andrew Meloi and his wife Courtney of Matamoras, PA, her loving grandchildren, Logan Meloi, Enya and Erin Mommsen; Her companion, John Predovan; she also leaves behind her beloved cat, Scuffy.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main St., Port Jervis on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 3:00pm at the funeral home. Cremation was held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark, 202 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

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