Wednesday, January 15, 2014

R.I.P. Danny

I learned today of the recent passing of my cousin Danny. When I was younger, we'd visit that side of the family, those cousins, maybe 2 or 3 times a year - he was my brother's age!

I'm sad and almost speechless. Rest in peace cuzz!


Daniel Colella AGE: 55 • Spotswood
Daniel Colella died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. He was 55. Born in Brooklyn, NY., he resided in East Brunswick before moving to Spotswood 16 years ago. He was an insurance account executive for The Travelers in New York City for the past five years, and held a CPCU Certificate, one of the insurance industry's highest award.

He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew RC Church, East Brunswick. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Joanne Maio Colella; two sons, Nicholas and Joseph, both of Spotswood; a daughter, Roseanne of Spotswood; his parents, Nicholas and Vita Paredes Colella of Monroe Township; a sister Debbie and her husband John Nicholson of Middletown; a nephew, Sean and a niece, Francesca.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM in the Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew Church, East Brunswick. Cremation will be private. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1440 Coral Ridge Drive, Suite 386, Coral Springs, FL., 33071. For information, directions or to send condolences to family, visit

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