88, of Warwick passed away Monday at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lucy A. (Distante) Morelli. The couple had been married 61 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Matteo and Assunta (Laprova) Morelli.
An Electrician, Mr. Morelli was the owner and operator of Morelli Electric Co. until his retirement in 1993. He had served in The United States Army during WW II and was wounded in The Invasion of Normandy. Dedicated to his Catholic faith, he was a daily communicant, a member of the Blue Army and was devoted to Padre Pio.
He was the beloved father of Michael F. Morelli, Mary Lou Morelli, Camille C. Tantimonico and Lori J. Baker, all of Warwick, Vincent P. Morelli of Pascoag, Steven J. Morelli of Foster and the late Matteo and Raymond Morelli. Loving grandfather of ten and the late Bryan A. Morelli. Cherished great grandfather of nine. He was the brother of the late Anthony, Albert and Frank Morelli, Clementine DiFilippo, Agnes D'Antico and Libia Quartino.
Relatives and friends are invited to Visitation on Thursday from 8:30-9:30 am in THE URQUHART-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church, 1525 Cranston Street, Cranston. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Ann Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, R.I. Chapter, 1210 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920 would be appreciated.
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