Paul Joseph Moschella, 51, a longtime resident of Verona and most recently of Livingston, NJ, passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on Friday, September 18, 2020.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, at St. Raphael’s Church in Livingston, with interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair. Visiting is on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St., Montclair, N.J.
Paul is survived by his father, Carl Moschella; his brother, James Moschella and his wife, Priscilla, and by his nieces, Deanna and Marissa Moschella. He was predeceased by his mother, Margherite Moschella. He is lovingly remembered by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and all who had the honor of meeting him. Paul touched many lives and hearts, and his smile was infectious.
Paul enjoyed spending time with his family and always wanted to “DO something!“ He was lovingly and affectionately referred to as the “Town Crier,” constantly tracking and reporting on family’s activities, for example, “She sneezed,” “ He closed the door,” “She turned on the light,” etc .... He had a fantastic memory AND remembered EVERYTHING! He was also known to be the family’s social planner and always had a pocket calendar in his hand. There was not one family event or birthday that went unnoticed! Many remember his sweet notes to family members, handshakes and hellos (or NOT hellos!), phone calls and trips “out to eat,” and his uncanny ability to quickly and logically complete 500 piece puzzles. He was excited and happy about life, and relished in whatever his family was doing, whether it was simple things like watching tv, walking around the reservoir, shopping at Target, or visiting his niece at college. He most recently treasured spending the days at his aunt’s house, and experiencing things like going to a winery, an escape room, Devils game, his niece’s volleyball and basketball games and even axe-throwing!! The joy he felt with each experience was so rewarding to us all. Paul would cheer endlessly and loved each moment, showing us to appreciate all things, big or small.
We can say, he has surely made a huge impact in all our lives, and we are better people because we knew him! Paul will be loved and missed!
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