Michael Gerard Wells
Michael Gerard Wells, 65, of DeRidder, Louisiana, passed away on August 5, 2022, at Morristown Medical Center.
Born in Rosepine, Louisiana, Michael moved to Roselle, New Jersey, where he lived for 25 years. Michael moved back to Louisiana, residing there for the past four years.
Michael was an Electrician with Local 3 IBEW in New York for fifteen years. Michael also owned the carpet cleaning company, Color Clean, Inc., based in DeRidder Louisiana and Elizabeth, New Jersey for 30 years.
Michael is survived by his devoted daughter, Gloria Morera-Ross and her husband, John Ross, adoring grandchildren, Janivel, Avani, Savannah, and Jonathan, caring sister, Debbie Wood, and cherished niece and nephew, Christy Bergstrom and Charlie Wood. Michael is predeceased by his beloved parents, Jerry and Melba Faye Wells.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 4 pm to 8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Prayer Service led by Pastor Paul Yuschak will be held during visiting hours, beginning at 7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael memory may be made to the Covenant House of New Jersey, ATTN: Anne Bruce, 330 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102, or online at www.covenanthousenj.org - donation envelopes will be provided during visiting hours for your convenience.
D' Ottavio, Paula F., 78, of Woodland Park, passed away on June 25, 2022. Beloved mother of Kimberly Dinaro. Cherished grandmother of Vincent and Tyler Dinaro. Dear sister of Mary Conrad and Ann D' Ottavio. Paula is predeceased by her brothers, Frank, James, Joseph and Charles D'Ottavio.
Born in Brooklyn, Maryland, Paula lived in Bergenfield, New Jersey before moving to Woodland Park two years ago. She worked in customer service for Glendale Parade Store, a military and armed forces supplier for 15 years.
A Memorial Gathering celebrating Paula's life will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2022, from 2-4 PM at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A Prayer Service will be led by Chaplin Jacob during visiting hours, beginning at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to a favorite charity made in Paula's memory.