PATERSON — Authorities say a man who had been a longtime caregiver to his ailing mother committed suicide in their northern New Jersey home this week, several days after she died at the residence.
Paterson Police Detective Lt. Richard Reyes told The Record that the bodies of 59-year-old Michael DeLuccia and 81-year-old Jean DeLuccia — who had Alzheimer’s and apparently died Sunday or Monday of natural causes — were discovered Thursday morning.
Their bodies were found by a friend who normally had coffee with Michael DeLuccia each morning and became concerned when he didn’t show up Thursday.
Reyes said DeLuccia never told anyone that his mother had died. Neighbors say he was a highly dedicated son who had quit his job to take care of his mother full time.