Richard Michael  Morelli
Richard Michael Morelli, 78, of Clubhouse Drive, West Middlesex, died Dec. 2, 2019, at his home.
He was born in New Castle on Sept. 15, 1941, a son of the late Michael Eurilio and Anna- belle (Cherol) Morelli.
He was married to Michelle Anne (Watkins) Morelli on Oct. 24, 1986, and she survives in West Middlesex.
Mr. Morelli was co-owner and operator of Morelli and Sons Beer Distributor for more than 30 years, and then was owner of Shenango Beverage in Farrell for a number of years. He retired from Ward Trucking as a salesman after several years.
Richard was an avid golfer and a Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Pitt Panthers football fan.
He also loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Michael Anthony Morelli and his wife, Judy, of New Castle, Richard Ralph Morelli and his wife, Amy, of Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, Marcie Lynn Vanasco and her husband, Ron, of New Castle and Christine Marie Morelli and her husband, Jared Bailey, of Brooklyn, New York; six grandchildren, Michael A. Morelli Jr., Lauren Quattro, Frank Quattro, Nicholas Quattro, Alyssa Keller and Kimberly Morelli; a great-granddaughter, Mila Keller; his sister-in-law, Sandra Morelli of New Castle; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Thomas Morelli.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave., New Castle. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Good Shepherd Church, 3613 Sharon Road, West Middlesex.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Good Shepherd Church. The Rev. Glenn Whitman of Good Shepherd will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Vitus Cemetery in New Castle.
Online condolences may be offered to the family
Published on December 2, 2019


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Ralph Vitale
Dec 04, 2019
Michelle, Michael, Richard, Marcie, Christine, and family. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers of the passing of Richard. I cannot be at the visitation or the mass since I'm out of the country. Richard and I knew each other since high school graduating in 1959. I remember Richard as a happy person and always positive and a true friend. Actually, our friendship goes way back when his mother and dad were close friends with my parents. I believe that Richard is now in eternal life, enjoying the presence of his Lord, his parents, and his brother .
Kathy (Caldararo) Congini
Dec 03, 2019
Michael, Rick and Marcie: my heartfelt sympathy to you during this difficult time. Many childhood neighbor memories. Praying for peace and comfort to your family in the days ahead.