On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Rosalie Ann Morelle (nee Forlano), of Endicott, NY and formerly of New Hartford, NY, died after an extended illness. Rosalie was born in Utica, NY on September 10, 1932, the daughter of Frank and Annabelle Forlano. She graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School in 1951 and was employed in the Accounts Payable department at Mohawk Valley Community College, retiring in 1994. On October 15, 1955, at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Utica, Rosalie married Ronald C. Morelle and was faithful to him in marriage until his passing in 2017. Rosalie was known for her delicious meals and feasts for all who visited her home. Spending time with her three grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law gave her the greatest joy. She was humble of heart and was a true lady. Her faith in the Lord Jesus and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary were unfailing to the end. Rosalie was predeceased by her parents; step-mother Mary; brothers Carl and Anthony; infant children Ronald and Rondalyn; in-laws Marie, Walter, Gilbert, Frederick, Jane, Delores, Toni; mother and father-in-law, Teresa and Joseph Morelle; niece Diane and nephew Arthur. She is survived by her daughter Regina (Paul) Heiland; grandchildren Paul III, Mary Rose, and Joseph; brother-in-law Francis, in-laws Donna Morelle, Juliette Morelle, Theresa Forlano, Mary Ann Morelle; many nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly. The staff and volunteers of the Mercy House provided Rosalie and her daughter with dignity, compassion, love and faith as Rosalie entered the Kingdom of Heaven. A special note of gratitude is given to Lourdes Hospice and the Mercy House, especially Rev. Clarence Rumble, Sr. Joanna Monticello (in memory of), Amy, Tess, Theresa, Robin, Linda, Tiffany, Sheila, Terri, Aubrey and Sarah.
A Resurrection Mass will be celebrated for Rosalie on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main Street in Endicott with Reverend Michael Galuppi officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Utica, NY at a later date convenient to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be considered to the Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 North McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.