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Merino "Mike" F. Torello

May 20, 1922May 11, 2020

Merino F. ‘Mike’ Torello, age 97, of Wall, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Monday May 11, 2020. Merino was born May 20, 1922.

Merino who was most affectionately known as ‘Mike’ was the patriarch of his family, he could fix anything and he was a proud veteran who served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

Mike had the patience of a saint, he was fiercely devoted to his family and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Mike was predeceased by his beloved wife Carmella Torello (Nee Primamore) and daughter Betty Ann Thais.

He is survived by his devoted children Carol and her husband Jack Hart, and Frank and his wife Colleen Torello, his loving grandchildren Sarah, Lillian, Julia and Ryan, his great-grandchildren Tyson and Tabitha and son-in law Norman and his wife Nancy Thaiss.

A Private entombment will occur at St. Gertrude Cemetery Colonia, NJ.

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Merino "Mike" F. Torello

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Carole Vroegindewey(Plinio)

May 13, 2020

Dear Carol, Frank and Family,

Sorry to hear about your father. Will always remember him driving your mom and friends from Union up to Parsippany so they could have their "Club" meeting. Our sincerest condolences. Carole and Linda (Plinio)

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