Cary Vella of Caro, age 62, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Cary was born January 1, 1957, in Detroit, the son of Mabel (Gearin) Swisher and was a Caro High School graduate, Class of 1976. He was united in marriage with the former Julie Lipan on June 14, 1986, in Caro, and she survives. Cary was employed as an electrical lineman with IBEW for 27 years, retiring in 2016. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most importantly, spending time with family.
Left to cherish Cary’s memory are his loving wife of 33 years, Julie; one daughter, Tracy Vella of Essexville; one son, Trent Vella of Waterford; three grandchildren: Caleah, Koda and Theron; his mother, Mabel Swisher of Caro; siblings: John Colling of Caro, Kathy and Wayne Bauer of Frankenmuth, Susie and Rodger Leask of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews. Cary was preceded in death by one son, Travis Cruise Vella; and two brothers: Gary and Bradley Vella.
In keeping with Cary’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michele Hile officiating. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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