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Paul J Carratello


Paul J. Carratello, 81 of Wayne, died on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. He had lived in the Lion's Head Lake section of Wayne since 1958.

Paul grew up in Paterson and graduated from Don Bosco Tech. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and after completing Basic Training, he was assigned to the Naval Reserves. He was an exceptionally bright young man and he found his niche working at Bendix Corporation. Mechanical engineering appealed to him and as his career moved forward, he joined Singer-Kearfott where he worked on all sorts of aerospace engineering projects. He was among one of the happiest people at work and loved his career. He was with Singer-Kearfott for thirty four years and ultimately retired just a few years ago as a Metrology Engineer from DRS in Oakland, NJ.

Although he worked a lot, he was truly a family man. He met his wife Lois (nee Faline) at a high school dance and they hit it off from the start. They were married on September 6, 1958 at St. James of the Marches Parish in Totowa and enjoyed a honeymoon to Atlantic City. They settled into their newly built home in Wayne, where they have lived ever since. They made for a good match; complimenting each other in many ways. Raising their four daughters together, Paul took an active role and frequently drove the girls wherever they needed to go. He was known to sit patiently for hours in the mall while his girls shopped and socialized with their friends, driving them home when they were ready. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and they always brought a smile to his face.

Paul was active with his parish, Our Lady of Consolation RC Church in Wayne, for many years. He served as an usher and even volunteered on Bingo night some years ago. He loved his church and the many friends he enjoyed there.

Among Paul’s favorite pastimes was to visit Atlantic City and play the slots! He liked to go to the Borgata and Harrah’s as well. Next to that, he always had scratch-off lottery tickets! He simply loved to play, and he enjoyed a few winning streaks throughout the years.

Paul is survived by his devoted wife of nearly sixty years; Lois, four daughters; Ann Marie Garcia and her husband Al of Wayne, Lauren Carratello and her husband Steve Mermini of Wayne, Paula Alviggi and her husband John of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, and Elaine Healy and her husband Michael of Brick, as well as three grandchildren; Ryan Healy, Jack Alviggi, and Brooke Healy, brother-in-law; Klaus Muller and his children; Mark, Eric and Christine. Paul was predeceased by his sister Mary in 1959, brother Biagio in 2009, and by his sister Stephanie Muller in October of 2017.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 from 5-8 PM, and also on Saturday morning at Our Lady of Consolation RC Church, from 8:30-10 AM. A funeral Mass will be offered at the church, 10 AM on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Burial will follow at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's memory would be greatly appreciated to The Salesian Missions, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710.

Guest Book


I remember Mr Carratello as he was a customer at our pharmacy and also when I worked at A and P Pharmacy in Pompton Plains. Always a true gentleman and a lovely person. I will miss seeing him. My deepest condolences to Lois and the entire Carattello family. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely Barbara

Barbara Sellix


Sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family

Gloria Pellegrino


So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.



So sorry! Our deepest condolences to Lois and her family. You are in our prayers.

Bert & Joan (Villano) Lajoie


My deepest sympathy to the Carratello family. Paul and I grew up in Paterson together and had many fun times together. Paul was the perfect young man...I will always remember him. My prayers are with you all.

Jim Barnes


My condolences to your family

Andrea Metz

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