Jill E. Musico

December 16, 1950 - January 3, 2024

12/16/1950 - 01/03/2024

Past Services

Friday January 19, 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Jill Elizabeth Musico, 73, died on Tuesday January 3, 2024, at her home in Yorktown following an eight-month battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Bob, son Darren, daughter Kerri, sisters Jacqueline and Julie. Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews both here and in England.

Jill was born in Clacton on Sea, Essex England the youngest daughter of Ted and Peggy Rogers. Jill married Bob, a sergeant in the Air Force on April 12, 1969. From then on, she traveled the world. Jill was many things to many people. A leader, an organizer, an administrator, give her a task and you could walk away knowing she would complete it beyond your expectations. During Bob’s time in the Air Force, Jill was the president of 3 different organizations, planned and executed 4 annual Christmas parties for nursing home residents, volunteered at several organizations and worked at a jewelry store and a dress shop. Following Bob’s retirement from the Air Force they settled in Newport News. Not one to sit at home Jill worked at Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community as a maintenance administrator. When she left after 13 years she left behind an incredibly detailed filing system for each of the 100+ homes that recorded every piece of equipment in every home including serial number, installation date, inspections and repairs. She became lasting friends to several of the residents. She decided to retire but was head hunted by A/C Masters Inc. She decided she would work there just a year or two to help get the business established. After 9 years, as with Williamsburg Landing, she had completely organized the admin functions, and financial management. After she retired, she just wanted to volunteer. So, she joined Meals on Wheels for 1 day a week. That wasn’t enough so she volunteered at the Bargain Box. With her famous last words “I’ll just volunteer one day a week to help out. “As usual she became the cashier manager. As cashier manager she created instructional manuals for every cashier responsibility.

Family and friends were important to Jill. If you were a friend, you were a friend for life. If you needed anything she was first to put her hand up. She became a member of a book club, the Transatlantic Wives and Parents Association, she was a dancer with the Kountry Kickers Clogging Team and belonged to many other social groups.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News on January 19, 2024, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please click on the donation tab provided to make a donation in Jill’s memory to Imerman Angels. Their services are to provide comfort and understanding for all cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers through a personalized, peer-to-peer mentorship program with someone who has been there. For people facing the shock, fear and uncertainties of cancer, Imerman Angels provide a nurturing space to ask questions, laugh, cry and share. Their services are free to anyone seeking support, connection and community.

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Raymond Shaw
1 month ago

Sending sincere condolences for your loss .. your hearts will be broken but will heal knowing how much love Jill shared with each of you. Happy memories of our gatherings at Moody AFB. Sheila and Ray Shaw

Tammara Bell
1 month ago

My condolences to the whole Musico family. Jill made me feel so comfortable in my new experiences as a clogger as a Kountry Kicker! I loved learning she and her whole family once danced with the group. Jill’s kindness was so infectious and she became a part of your life! I’ll miss her dearly. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

Angela Campbell
1 month ago

I met Jill and the Musico family 47 years ago at Moody Air Force Base where we were neighbours.Our friendship has continued from then on. I cannot begin to tell you what Jill meant to me and my familyShe was always there at the end of the phone and we would talk for 1- 2 hours .She filled the place of my only sister that died many years ago..Heaven will shine brighter for having her there.I am heartbroken and until I see her again I can hear her saying Hello Dear. God bless my dear friend and sister xx

Mary & Rich. Ragno
1 month ago

We have known Jill nearly 50 years spending much laughter while stationed at Moody AFB in the mid 70’s. Jill’s smile would light up any room. My wife Mary and I will miss her dearly. She’s at peace now so rest up until we meet again

Deidre M Gibson
1 month ago

As I read the messages about Jill, it is evident that she was the light in every organization she volunteered, managed, or danced. My experience with Jill was as a new member to the Kountry Kickers Clogging Team. She was always that kind, smiling face that always had a reassuring word to let you know you got it! Not to mention the care she took to sew the best fitting dresses, and she tied the absolute best bows :-). Jill was an Angel on Earth as she is in Heaven. I am so blessed to have had in my life for just the short time that I was able to dance, laugh, and dine at after show dinners with her. Much love…

Helen Chewbing
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear of this lovely ladies passing ,Jill was a very caring person who had a personality that was wonderful My Condolences go out to Bob, and all Family and Friends ,she will never be forgotten, Rest in Peace sweet lady.

Irene Cobb
1 month ago

Till we meet again dear friend, rest in peace.❤️🇬🇧

Connie Jarvis
1 month ago

Rest well my friend. You will forever be remembered at the Bargain Box. Spread those wings and fly high

Pauline Toone
1 month ago

Sending love to Bob and the family. Jill was such a wonderful woman and a dear friend of my mom. Sorry for your loss. Pauline -daughter of Sylvia Rushing.

Lisa Bates, Chief Marketing Officer
1 month ago

On behalf of all of us at Williamsburg Landing, we send Jill’s family sincere condolences. Jill will be remembered fondly from her days spent at Williamsburg Landing.