Paul Miceli, 95 of Montville passed away peacefully at home on May 16, 2021.
Funeral is from the Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Ave. Caldwell on Thursday at 8:30AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Church in Montville at 10AM. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation is on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the funeral home.
Born in Italy, Paul served in the military there before moving to the United States in 1954. He lived in Newark before residing in Bloomfield for several years until finally settling in Montville 24 years ago. He worked as a grinder for Weiss in Newark, and later worked for the Irvington Board of Education maintaining their schools, retiring 30 years ago. A longtime member of the Italian-American Club in Newark, Paul was the life of the party. Always quick with a joke, he most enjoyed making people laugh, and having a good time with anything he did.
Paul was the beloved husband to Matilda (nee Zecca) Miceli; loving father of Marisa Kagan and her husband Scott, and Roseann Vryhof and her husband David; devoted grandfather of Austin Vryhof and Jillian Vazzano and her husband Andrew; and adoring great-grandfather of Ava and Gia. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Carmine Zecca and sister-in-law Josephine Zecca, and by many loving nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his siblings Batista, Saveria, Luigina, Luigi and Michellina.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.