Ada Lillian Melinnis

Ada Lillian Melinnis of Riverhead died July 19 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. She was 65 years old.

Born May 1, 1947, in the Bronx to Howard and Lillian Hill, she was a homemaker for most of her adult life.
She loved her family, arts and crafts, gardening and her dog, Cosmo.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Melinnis; her sons, Tim Hill (Mary) of North Carolina and Anthony Calambas of Smithtown; her stepdaughter, Liana Melinnis of Bay Shore; her brothers, Jeff Muniz, Raul Muniz and Bobby Deitchman; her sisters, Susan Deitchman, Judy Tromba and Dawn Superty; her mother; and her grandchildren, Amber, Timothy and Thomas. She was predeceased by her father.

Visiting hours took place July 22 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service was held July 23 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bay Shore. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Long Island Chapter, 1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY 11749.