Paul J. Cretella, 59, of North Haven passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his home.  He was the beloved husband of 28 years to Carol Cassella Cretella. Paul was born in New Haven on February 8, 1955; son of the late Jack and Evelyn Priolo Cretella; had worked as a truck driver for the Teamster’s Local #443; enjoyed going to the Mecum Auto Auction with his brother-in-law and watching the UCONN Huskies girls basketball with his daughter.  Loving father of Kristina L. Cretella (Liam Lytle).  Brother of Jaclyn Teodosio and her husband Michael. Son-in-law of Anthony and Carmela Cassella.  Also survived by sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, a great-niece, a great-nephew and his beloved Bella Mae.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm.  Should friend’s desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2nd Flr. 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or a charity of one’s choice.