Bonita A. “Bonnie” Morelli, 59, of 346 South Kersey Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her home after a long and valiant fight with cancer.
She was born July 16, 1954 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Silvio and Onorina DeCecchis Cesa. She was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1972, and was a 1980 graduate of Jeff Tech Nursing School. She had been an employee of Sylvania, Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, the Ridgway Hospital, the former Family Planning Center in Ridgway, and was a nurse for the St. Marys Area School District.
On April 30, 1988 in Ridgway, she married Arthur M. Morelli, who survives. She is also survived by three sisters, Patricia Reid and her husband Fred of Wilcox, Sylvia Huey of Kersey, and Candeda Hoffman and her husband Tim of St. Marys; two brothers, Michael Cesa of Kersey and William Cesa and his wife Kim of DuBois; and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Bauer.
Mrs. Morelli was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, the Horton Township Sportsmen’s Club, the Dagus Mines American Legion, and was a Fox Township Lioness. She enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, camping, riding motorcycles, gardening, and her dogs.
Due to the renovation of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Bonita A. “Bonnie” Morelli will be celebrated in the St. Leo’s Church in Ridgway on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Vossler, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .