Melissa A. (Stanford) Pedroncelli


Melissa Stanford Pedroncelli, 50, of Ashland City, Tennessee, formerly of Oneida passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022, unexpectedly.

She was born on January 24, 1972, in Colorado Springs, CO, a daughter of Deborah Stanford Miller and Christopher Miller (Pops). Melissa married Anthony (Andy) Pedroncelli on August 29, 2021, in Tennessee. He passed away the same date and time, September 6, 2022. She grew up in the Port Leyden area later moving to the Oneida area. Melissa was a nurse and a phlebotomist and loved people. She didn’t hesitate to make people laugh. She greatly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing.

Surviving are her children, John Stanford and girlfriend Heather, Brandon Baslow and Zachery Baslow and girlfriend Jessica; sister, Sarah Bly and husband, James; brothers, Jason Disch and wife, Nicole and James Joseph Miller; 8 grandchildren; parents, Deborah and Christopher Miller; several nieces and nephews; and step father, Howard (Dad) Rita Disch. She was predeceased by grandmothers, Verla Disch and Jean Stanford.

Memorial contributions can be made to Holistic Hope at Upstate Family Health Center, 1001 Noyes Street, Utica, NY 13501.

Calling hours for Melissa and Anthony Pedroncelli will be 4-7 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St., Boonville, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Martin’s Church with Father Lawrence Marullo officiating at 7109 North Street., Port Leyden at 1 p.m. on September 22, 2022. A graveside service will then be held at the Calvary Cemetery, Moose River Road, Port Leyden. A gathering will be held after the burial at Anthony’s mother Linda Marmon’s house at 7109 Walker Road, Port Leyden, NY 13433. We welcome all of Andy and Melissa’s family and friends to join us to help celebrate their lives. For an online message of sympathy please go to