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Former Rutherford Football Player Michael Prince Dies Suddenly, 21

Michael Prince of Rutherford.
Michael Prince of Rutherford. Photo Credit: Contributed

RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Michael R. Prince of Rutherford died suddenly on Jan. 10. He was 21 years old.

He was born in Hackensack to Robert Prince and Kristen Melfa in 1996.

Michael grew up in Rutherford graduating from Union Elementary School and Rutherford High School. He was #55 for Rutherford HS Football team, and was on the wrestling team. Later he attended Plumbing Trade School.

He is survived by his mother, Kristen Gorrell and her husband Frank; father Bobby Prince and fiancé Kara Weist; brother Andrew Gorrell, grandparents, John & Mary Melfa, Thomas Prince, Sr., Anne & Lew Ogonowski; aunts and uncles Thomas Prince Jr., & Deborah., Diana & Robert Carney, John & Cheryl Melfa, Kathleen Barcelona; cousins Brielle & Gavin Prince, Emmett, Brooke and Mackenzie Carney, Ryan & Alex Weist, Jack & Anthony Melfa, Joseph Barcelona, Gina Barcelona, Daniel Newell; and numerous family and friends.

Services were held Jan. 13.

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