Maria Grace Milobar passed away after a long battle with an illness on June 30th, 2022. Maria was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 12th 1946 to Jack F. Lupo, Sr. and Santina Lupo, the eldest of their five children. She graduated Lincoln Park High School and met the love of her life in college, Stephen John Milobar, Jr. They were soon married and Maria joined Stephen in Germany where he was stationed. They lived in Heidelberg, Germany until her husband was honorably discharged from the US Army. They moved back to Southgate, Michigan where Maria gave birth to her only child, Stephen J. Milobar III. They all moved to Mt. Clemens, Michigan and had a fantastic life filled with love, fun and family. In 1988 Maria and her family moved to Lake Havasu City to gain a new start in life. Maria worked in many different places in Lake Havasu, from the Deli in Safeway, to the Manager of Arbys. She remained married to Stephen J. Milobar, Jr., until his death in 2016, married for 48 years! Maria semi-retired working for The London Bridge Resort as a telemarketer until she moved to San Tan Valley to live with her son, his wife and her two grandchildren. They all had many amazing adventures, traveling the southwest, traveling as often as they could to see the sights and share in fantastic memories.
Maria will always be remembered for her fierce love of her family, her extended family and friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking, often getting the nickname of “cannoli lady”. She passed her love of baking and cooking to her son and grandsons who will proudly carry on the family recipes.
Maria is survived by her son, Stephen (Brandi) Milobar III; her grandsons, Ian and Alex Milobar; her brothers, Salvator (Gerri) Lupo, Thomas (Trudy) Lupo, Jack (Andrea) Lupo, Jr. and James (Paula) Lupo; as well as many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends beyond count. She will be sorely missed but we all know we will see each other again!
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Magdalen in Gilbert Arizona on July 20th at 11am, a reception will follow.
Maria will be interred at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on July 21st at 10am, resting with her beloved husband.
“It’s never goodbye, it’s only so long until next time”