IN MEMORIAM: Michelle Leyva Wall

by Jane Ahrens

Michelle Leyva Wall, 53, of Paramus passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Villa Marie Claire with her family by her side.

Michelle worked for CNA Insurance Company as a Senior Case attorney. Previously, Michelle was a Partner at the Law Firm of Melli, Guerin, Wall & Frankland, where she had worked for 22 years.

Michelle was a member of the Bergen County Bar Association and a parishioner and lecture at the R.C. Church of the Annunciation in Paramus. She was an avid member of Gold’s Gym in Paramus, New Jersey. Michelle attended the Academy of Holy Angels, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University and Fordham Law School.

Cherished wife of 19 years to Peter Wall. Loving mother of Morgan and Sydney. Devoted daughter of Angelina (nee Bracco) and Leonel Leyva. Dear sister of Steven Leyva, Maria Elena Leyva and Leo Leyva, Esq. and loving sister-in-law to their spouses Aimee, Dennis and Diane. Adored Aunt of Cole, Noel, Sage, Steven, Chloe, Angelina, Ashley, Mia, Jack, Meri Lee, James Michael, Michael, Brian, Lisa, Nicole, Trisha, Peter, Nick and Phil. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and many friends.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a funeral mass to be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the R.C. Church of the Annunciation, 50 West Midland Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wall Family Fund established at

Published in The Record on January 7, 2016

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