Heidi A. Cella

August 5, 1969October 10, 2020

Heidi A. Cella of Verona, formerly of Little Falls and Cedar Grove, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 51.

Heidi was born in Glen Ridge and raised in Little Falls. She attended Lacordaire Academy and Monmouth University where she earned both a Bachelors Masters Degree. She currently worked for the Paterson School District and also part time at Canterbury Nursing Home.

She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Alexander Cella and her husband Robert Schwegler.

She is survived by her devoted children Amelia and Robert Schwegler, loving sisters Ellen Sorensen and her husband Mark, and Kathy Cella, her cherished nieces Elizabeth DiBiase and husband Dario and Heather Guarini, and great niece Novella.

A Memorial visitation will be held at the LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 2-5 pm with services at 4 pm.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Heidi A. Cella

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Gloria Pinkney

October 16, 2020

Dear Amelia and Robert,
Your mom was a bright light at The New Roberto Clemente! We had wonderful conversations about our family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Love, Gloria Pinkney

Jeff & Teri Durocher & Family

October 16, 2020

Your kindness,laughter and your big heart and smile will always be remembered. You were always so giving and loving towards everyone especially your beautiful children Amelia and Robert. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and your family. May God bless you and may God bless Amelia and Robert Always.

Chelsea Durocher

October 15, 2020

Heidi you were seriously the kindest and sweetest person I have ever met! I'm so so devasted by this news because the world will not be as bright without you 💕 I wish I had hugged you a little tighter the last time I saw you just a few weeks ago. Rest in peace you beautiful soul. 💕 Love you and your children.

Angela Coxen

October 15, 2020

Dear Amelia & Robert,
I've watched you two grow and become beautiful young adults. May all the love and light your Mom shared with us all continue to guide your steps as you navigate life.

Your Mom was such a blessing to me in so many ways. She will forever remain in my heart . I'm here when you need me.
Sending love, hugs, and prayers,
Ang Crockett Coxen

Shirley Arturo

October 15, 2020

Your laughter, generosity and kind spirit made our world a better place. You will always be part of our family and consider ourselves fortunate for the time you were with us.

Antonietya Toth (Simone)

October 14, 2020

Dear Amelia and Robert,

I first met your mom at School 24 in 2003. She was one of the first people to befriend me and always made sure to check up on me. She had such an infectious laugh and warm, caring heart.

One thing I know is that she loved her family more than life itself. She would carry on about the two of you and what joy you both brought her. She reassured me that one day I would know such unconditional love (She was right).

Please let the memories you created stay with you forever. She was a ray of sunshine and I hope you know how much she loved you. May God watch over you and give you the comfort and strength that you need during this extremely difficult time.

Antonietta Toth

JoAnne Riviello

October 14, 2020

Dear Amelia, Robert,
Your mom was a wonderful and caring teacher whom I had the pleasure of working with for over 14 years. She loved her students and did her best to provide them a strong foundation in Science.
She was not only one of my staff members but a caring and loyal friend.
Your mom loved both of you more than you will ever know. She wanted the best for both of you and worked extremely hard to provide you with the best.
Please do not allow the memory of her passing tarnish all the loving and fond memories you both share.

Love, JoAnne Riviello

Arlehtia Kelley

October 14, 2020

Heidi was a part of our lunch crew at work. It was there, she shared many memories of family, food, and holiday festivities. If you ever needed an afternoon snack, she kept a large bag of candy in her room. We all appreciated her generosity in those times. What I remember the most about Heidi, was that infectious laugh. Her laugh could go on forever. Heidi will truly be missed from our presence, but she will be remembered for her love, kindness, and generous spirit. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with the family. 🙏🏽 May God comfort your hearts and grant you His healing peace.

With love,
Arlethia Kelley (Paterson Public School #21 Family)

Melissa Vogel

October 14, 2020

I will always remember how sweet heidi was to everyone she met. She would do anything for you all you had to do was ask! Such a caring, kind and loving person. She will truly be missed!

Melissa Vogel(De Molli)

Leslie Beamon

October 14, 2020

Mrs. Schwegler,
I will miss our daily conversations at work. I appreciate all of your kind words of encouragement. Especially on the days I wasn't feeling well. You were a great friend!

Leslie Beamon


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