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Edward J. Colella
October 11, 1933 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Edward "Ed" Colella, 90, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2024, with his loving family at his side at Auburn Community Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, the son of the late Philomena and Tomaso Colella.
Ed attended West High School then served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After serving in the military, Ed returned to his hometown and worked at various jobs as a laborer. He was most proud of his last position with Schooley Enterprises, where he dedicated his skills and work ethic until his retirement. Ed always considered his greatest achievement to be the loving family he raised alongside his beloved wife, Stella, who predeceased him after 61 years of marriage. The unconditional love Ed and Stella shared was truly inspirational to every person around them.
He is survived by a family that adored him: his three children, Edward (Tina) Colella of Auburn, Thomas (Margaret) Colella of Weedsport, and Cindy Colella of Auburn; his cherished grandchildren, Matthew Colella of Auburn, Marlana (Lee) Colella of Nashville, Kenneth (Alize) Colella of Buffalo, and Khaleel Zughbieh; and great-granddaughter, Rosemary Colella. He also leaves behind his brothers, Raymond Colella of Prosser, WA, and Albert Colella of Auburn; his sister-in-law Florence (Peter) Jurczak of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him deeply.
In addition to his wife, Ed was predeceased by his sisters: Mary Triola, Yola Caci, Eleanor Liseno; and brothers: Domenic Colella, Louis Colella, and Alan (Lem) Colella.
Ed's life was rich with interests that brought him joy and allowed him to connect with others. He was an excellent cook, known for his pasta dinners that gathered family around the table every Sunday. He enjoyed watching horse racing, taking casino trips, attending his children and grandchildren’s countless ball games as they grew, as well as his fond memories for music and his days in the Purple Lancers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Hyacinth’s Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. With military honors will be accorded.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Heieck-Pelc Funeral Home, LLC 48 South St. Auburn, NY