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Donald A. Morella, 91, Longtime Paramus Resident

Donald A. Morella
Donald A. Morella Photo Credit: Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Donald A. Morella, of Paramus, died on Wednesday, Jan. 25. He was 91.

Born and raised in West New York, New Jersey, Morella had lived in Paramus since 1957. Before he retired in 1990, he was a maintenance technician with Sears, in Maywood, for 25 years. He attended Paramus' Church of the Annunciation, where he served as a minister of Holy Communion, and he was a member of the Casio Club.

"A talented woodworker, he also enjoyed gardening, maintaining his home and, especially, spending time with family and friends," information from the funeral home noted.

Morella is survived by his children, Daniel Morella and his wife Vincenza, Anthony Morella and his wife Debra, Judy Godfrey and her husband Robert; grandchildren Christopher, Nicholas, Carolyn, Ryan, Timothy and Kyle; and brother Ronald Morella.

He was preceded by his wife, Caroline (Palazzola) Morella; daughter Linda Morella; and brother Arthur Morella.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Rd., in Fair Lawn, with an 8 p.m. service. Entombment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden of Memories, 300 Soldier Hill Ave., in Washington Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Church of the Annunciation, 50 W. Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652.

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