NEWTON -- Melissa L. Oratowski, 33, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Andover Subacute & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Newton, Melissa was a lifelong resident of Newton. She was employed by Net Access in Cedar Knolls. Melissa was a published poet, was artistic and creative, and taught herself to play musical instruments. Melissa is survived by her mother, Jackie Oratowski; two sisters, Paulette Willey and her husband, Herb, and Deanna Masker and her husband, Chad; her nieces, Nichole Willey and Hope Masker; her nephews, Casey, Hunter, Denton and Abel Masker; many aunts and uncles; and her companion, Robert Kaslaitis. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St., Newton. Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 3, 2013
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