John “Jay” Antonellis, 62, of Denville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2019. John was a corporal in the US Army attached to the 11th Special Forces as an intelligence analyst. He graduated from Chico State University in California with a Bachelor’s degree. John retired after a long career as a Municipal Bond Trader. During retirement, he enjoyed giving his time serving as a trustee for the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation.
He was the beloved husband of Amy Antonellis and the loving brother of Toni Antonellis and Darcy Antonellis. He is pre-deceased by his parents Connie and Daniel Antonellis.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Leonardis Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park on Wednesday, July 10th from 4-8pm, including a brief service at 6pm. On Thursday, July 11th, family and friends are welcome to celebrate John’s life at his home in Denville from 3pm-7pm. The address is 37 E Shore Road, Denville NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (Njvvmf.org), the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Pancan.org) or St Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org).