Deanna Lynn Morelli died on July 4, 2019 in Oak Park. Our mom’s life was a living example of a quote from her favorite movie, Gone With the Wind: “Never pass up new experiences; they enrich the mind.” And she never did, filling her retirement years traveling the world, visiting every continent except one. Although she never visited Antarctica, she read about it several times over.
Always with a book in hand, mom was an avid reader and ribbon-bound book collector. She could often be found with an antique tea set near, and a stack of books at her feet. Best of all, she was known for her kindness and generosity, making her a second mom to many. We lost our mom and the world lost a heart of gold.
Deanna Morelli was the wife of Ron Morelli for 49 years; the mother of Julie, Anthony, Mark, Maria, and many rescued dogs and cats; and Grand mama to Seanra, Zava and Thomas.