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Eligio "Eli" Pelosi


Eligio “Eli” Pelosi, age 65 died on Thursday, October 19, 2017 with his family at his bedside. He had lived in New Jersey for many years before moving to Florida in 2001.

Eli was raised in Serino Avellino, Italy and contracted polio when he was 2 years old. He immigrated from Italy to America when he was 12 years with his mother to meet up with his father and brother, Claudio in New Jersey. He settled in Haledon and graduated high school from East Side High in Paterson, NJ and he enjoyed a lengthy career as an accountant.

Eli was a talented singer and musician who played keyboard with various local bands that played a variety of Italian and popular music. He had a great time during those years, and he simply loved to perform. When he moved to Florida in 2001, he started his own DJ & Karaoke business with a friend and began working at local restaurants and events. He was a great entertainer and was always the life of the party.

Eli was extremely resourceful and independent. He enjoyed taking things apart from appliances to computers and cars. He made costumes and toys for his kids and some of their favorites were his homemade rubber band guns and Ghostbusters costumes. His creative approach to fixing things left everyone stunned in awe from a screwdriver in the carburetor, to a heating system made from tin foil and toilet paper rolls, to using a paneling nail to fix and accelerator cable. He always included his kids in his projects and amazed them by what he could accomplish using just a roll of duct tape.

Eli enjoyed camping, rafting, and fishing with his family. Every year he would plan family trips to go rafting down the Delaware River. He loved the outdoors and would frequently go camping with some of his favorite spots being Stokes State Forrest and the Jersey Shore. Eli enjoyed visiting family and every year would load up his station wagon and drive his family out to Chicago to visit his brother, Donato and his nieces and nephews. His curiosity brought him close to alligators, manatees, and he even befriended a few chipmunks along the way. His kids all have wonderful memories to cherish of the great times they all shared together, and they will miss him dearly.

Eli is survived by his five children; Diana Scinto and her husband Rob of Wayne, Jennifer Pelosi and her fiancé Bret Utter of Wanaque, Christopher Pelosi of W. Milford, Michael Pelosi and his fiancé Olga Chomicova of Libertyville, IL, and Alexandra Gregory of Pompton Lakes, two brothers; Claudio Pelosi and his wife Filomena of Haledon, NJ, and Donato Pelosi and his wife Rosa of Melbourne, FL, and four grandchildren; Rocco and Dante Scinto, Arianna Scott, and Bret Utter, Jr.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4-7 PM. A funeral service will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, immediately following the visiting hours. 

Guest Book


I wish I could be there with all of you! My deepest condolences to all of you! He surely will be missed. Loved seeing him in Florida all the times we visit. Thought and prayers and most of all love. I know he will be watching over us, our Angel!

Rosalinda Montano and Family


We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with you and your family. Kristin

Thoren Family


I am sad to learn about your loss and offer my deepest condolences to your family.

Scott Rettig


Sorry for your loss. Our condolences.

Jason C & family


Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

Shweta and Drew Swartz


What a great tribute! He really did enjoy life! He is leaving all of us with the greatest memories. You all are proof of what a great dad he was, he will always be with you. I'm so sorry and our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Christina and family


It was with great sadness when we heard from Michael about his father's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Olga and Anton Chomic


I am so proud to say this amazing man was my uncle It has only been in the last 10 years that I have gone to America several times that myself and my family have stayed and visited him. We have lots of special memories of our time spent in Florida with him He took myself and husband Paul to see the very last evening shuttle launch wow what an amazing experience that was. Many times we went to turkey creek and he would show us all the family names engraved on the planks of wood which made up the walk way. All these memories and many more I will treasure God bless Zio love and miss you loads xxxxx

Tammay young


Sincere condolences to you all, i remember meeting him in Florida and he was telling us tales of when he lived in Italy, it was so nice to listen to! I wish I could have gotten to know him better xx

Sharon Bromwich


I'm very sorry for your loss, may God be with the family and friends. John 14:1

Sherase Coleman


Sincere Condolences to Eli's family, he was a great friend and great mentor we had really great and crazy times he will be missed. Old friend ken

Ken Vara


I am really sorry to hear about your loss Mike. It is never easy to lose a loved one. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Brinda Shah


I am very sorry for your loss.My deepest condolences.My heart is with you and your family.



He will be missed. He was a dear friend DJ partner and one of the few people in my life that left a big impact.

Rob Snyder

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