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Patrick J Vella

May 20, 1937 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 81)

Patrick J Vella passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and resided in Elizabeth, NJ, before moving to Colonia, NJ in 1963.

         He was an electrician for Gordon’s Gin in Linden NJ for 24 years. He also worked as a maintenance man for Woodbridge Housing Authority from 1987-2002. He was a member and financial treasurer for local 33 Distillers Union, Linden, NJ. Patrick was a 3rd degree member of St John Vianney Knights of Columbus Council 6571 of Colonia. Pat was a bowler and an avid Yankees Fan but most of all enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

        He was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Rose Vella. Surviving are his wife of 59 years 2 weeks shy of their 60th wedding anniversary, Patricia (Powers) Vella. His children Susan Rickert and her husband Bill of South Plainfield, John Vella and his wife Maria of Colonia, Denise Stegura and her husband Chris of Rahway, loving grandfather of William P., Christoher J., Gina M., Brandon T., and Brian J., and great grandfather to Elizabeth Rose.

            Visitation on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM, at the Gosselin Funeral Home 660 New Dover Road, Edison.  Services will be held on Monday June 18, 2018 at 8:30AM at the funeral home followed by a 9:30AM Mass at St John Vianney RC Church, Colonia. Entombment at St Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia

       In Lieu of flowers family request donations in his loving memory: St John Vianney School 420 Inman Ave Colonia, NJ. 07067



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