Retired Office Manager for Middlesex Gas & Technologies
LONDONDERRY, NH: Alfred Morelli, age 86, a resident of Londonderry, NH for the past 7 years, a former longtime Tewksbury resident, passed away at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
He was the beloved husband of Ann M. (Donlon) Morelli with whom he celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on May 9, 2019.
Born in Boston on October 3, 1932, he was the son of the late Joseph A. ”Tony” Morelli and Anna (Salucco) Morelli.
He was raised in East Boston and graduated from East Boston High School in 1950.
In 1952, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He was awarded several decorations for his military service including the National Defense Service Medal, the Naval Occupation Service Medal (Europe), the China Service Medal, the United National Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as Office Manager for Middlesex Gas & Technologies, formerly known as Middlesex Welding Supply.
Mr. Morelli was a member of the Londonderry United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Tewksbury United Methodist Church. In addition, he was a former member of the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks # 2070.
He enjoyed many activities including fishing, boating, woodworking, and billiards.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Jill A. Jablonski and her husband Brian, Lisa M. Morelli, Peter P. Morelli and his wife Lisa, and Robynn J. Faranda and her husband William; five grandchildren, Ashley Jacobson and her husband Andrew, Matthew Jablonski and his husband Jameson, Anthony Morelli and his wife Sarah, Eric Jablonski and his significant other Nikko Tremblay, and William Faranda; one great grandson, Owen Jacobson; three sisters, Angelina Petto, Florence Carlino, and Marion Spataro; also many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and extended family members.
Mr. Morelli was the father of the late Kim A. Morelli and brother of the late U.S. Navy Seaman 2/C Patrick Morelli, who was killed in action while serving aboard the U.S.S. Juneau, and the late U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Joseph Morelli.
Calling hours are Tuesday, October 1st, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2nd, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at Tewksbury Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.