Bonita A. “Bonnie” Morelli

Bonita MorelliBonita A. “Bonnie” Morelli, 59, of 346 South Kersey Road, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, February 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 Twp. Sportsmen’s Club, the Dagus Mines American Legion, and was a Fox Twp. 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 will be celebrated in the St. Leo’s Church in Ridgway on Friday, February 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM 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 evening (2/6/2014) from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Sherry Bevacqua February 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Art, you have my deepest sympathy. Bonnie was a wonderful and caring person; lots of good times and memories with her.

John & Paula February 5, 2014 at 2:01 am


Ellen Vollmer February 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

My condolences to the family. I remember Bonnie as having such a good personality. I loved her laugh. Her smile lit up a room.

Roseann Ranno February 5, 2014 at 6:27 pm


Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful and kind person Bonnie was. Bowled with her and always a great time! We will all miss her! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

John and Rene Smith February 5, 2014 at 6:57 pm

You are in our prayers and on our hearts during this difficult time. Bonnie was a sweet lady and always smiling. We will never forget her.
May God comfort you and give you His peace.
John and Rene Smith

ROSE {McMANIGLE} SCHLODER February 6, 2014 at 2:36 am

My Dear Candy & all Family members,
Having spent time at your house when we were little, remembering Bonnie as “Your pretty Little Sister”. Knowing her thru many years of the trials she endured in her life, overcoming a very bad accident & then having this most haunting illness that also took your sister Anita. I am truly sorry for your “losses” Candy & I hope you know that “Bonnie” is now in a much better place. May she rest in peace now with your parents & sister Anita. You and “all” your family members are in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my Sincere Sympathy with lots of Hugs~~always your friend~~Rose & Family

Uncle Dave & Aunt Patti February 6, 2014 at 6:37 am


We are so sorry to hear about Bonnie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

U Dave and A Patti

Lynn DeCecchis Banish February 6, 2014 at 10:24 am

Sending my prayers, love and sympathy.

Buzz and Carol February 6, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Art, our prayers are with you, your family and Bonnie’s family as Bonnie will be missed by so many people. She was such a loving person who touched so many people’s lives and had a way of making everyone who knew her a better person.
Buzz and Carol

MaryEllen Badeau February 6, 2014 at 4:13 pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers and my sympathy goes to the family. Bonnie was a warm and caring person.
Sincerely, MaryEllen

Joan Donovan Mosier February 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

My deepest sympathy to Bonnie’s family. I remember her before her accident, and when I checked into Facebook was so glad to find she was the same sweet person and was happy.
Just so sad she passed away at such a young age.

Bob & Donna Holhencin February 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm

To Mike And Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. She will be missed. God Bless you all.
Your Friend,
Bob & Donna Holjencin

Joey and Lisa Viglione February 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Art, We are so sorry to hear of your loss and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless, Joey and Lisa

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