Family Login:

Richard A."Dickie" Morelli, Jr.

Richard A."Dickie" Morelli, Jr.
  • August 9, 1964 - January 25, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • MSPCA
    350 S. Huntington Ave.
    Bosotn, MA 02130

Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Dickie by adding your memories.

Resources

Arrangements made by

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Get Directions

Profile of Gately Funeral Home

View Phone Number

Send Flowers
 Send Flowers


Memories & Candles

“I am just seeing this obituary. I am so very sorry to hear of Dickie's death. My deepest condolences to all the Morelli's. May he rest in peace. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Cerretani - Friend

“Our hearts go out to all the Morelli's we know and love. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Jo, Kristen & Ryan Lewis - FL

“Dear Morelli Family, I would like to offer my sincere sympathy on your loss. He was a wonderful guy. Rest in peace. Respectfully, Mrs. Paul...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“I loved Dickie like he was my brother. I deeply cared about him. I will miss him more then you know. It really hit me hard. We talked about him...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: David OConnell - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Dear Morelli Family; I am very sorry to hear the news of Dickie's passing. I have many fond memories of him and our years as neighbors. You are in...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Stephen Dodd - Peachtree City, GA

“So sad to hear of Dickie's passing. We grew up down the street together and I have many memories of our early childhood with our families. We kept in...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Kenneth Wells - Raleigh, NC

“I am so sorry to hear this . Dickie was a great guy. ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: Kelly Rouillard-Murphy - Stoneham, MA

“Doctor Morelli, Frank and Susan I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories with Dickie. He has always been in my prayers. I only...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Taylor Castelli - RI

“Richie you and I played hockey at M C you will be missed u were a good friend to me ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Carr - Lowell, MA - Friend

“Our deepest condolences on the passing of Dickie Love the pictures! They show the kind of fun-loving person he was and the life he lived! Wishing you...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Valarie Martinson - Melrose, MA

“Time is so precious as is life...so fast it passes. I have many wonderful memories of Dickie and his family while growing up in Melrose. On behalf of...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Ralph Puopolo, Jr. - MA - Friend

“We are deeply saddened at Dickie's passing. He was a great kid and so much fun as we remember him. Our hearts go out to his father and siblings at...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Ralph & Roberta Puopolo - Melrose, MA

“My deepest condolences to the family. I have such wonderful memories of Dickie from school and CCD. ”
13 of 26 | Posted by: Margie (Eriksen) Genereux - ME

“Sad to see your gone to soon he was a great kid my heart goes out to Doc and the rest of the family ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Richard Rahilly - Longwood, FL

“Hey Dick,I miss you already brother,I love you man, Corey D ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Corey Daley - Billerica, MA

“Dickie a great kid from the early days Rest In Peace, sorry for your loss . ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Mark Santorsola - Dracut, MA

“U will be missed was great working with you this past few years.. condolences to your family ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Bryan C. - Reading, MA - Friend

“Doc, Frank, Susan and family....my heart is broken for you all. Dicky was a lifelong friend since the age of twelve and a big part of my family's...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy ( DiMeo) Golini - Melrose, MA

“My thoughts, prayers and love are with the Morelli family. So many great memories of Dickie growing up. Words can't express the sadness the OLeary...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Linda OLeary - Malden, MA

“Thoughts and prayers to the Morelli family. RIP old friend, until we meet again. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Gregg Boland - Naperville, IL

“So very sorry to hear about Dickie's passing. RIP. The Kasprzaks ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Terry Kasprzak - Melrose, MA

“I knew Dickie from my old Melrose Days, he was a straight up genuine kind of a guy and I was saddened when I heard of his passing. RIP old friends,...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: John Lecourt - Gardner, MA

“Words can't describe how sad we are. Our condolences to the Morelli's, he will be missed ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: James and Nanette Daley - Friend

“Our love, thoughts, and prayers to the family during this emotional time. Margo Loomis (Marceia's Mom) ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Margo Loomis - Cleveland, TN

“Dick, You will be missed more the you know ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: David OConnell - Myrtle Beach, SC

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Richard A. "Dickie" Morelli, Jr., of Melrose, passed away on Jan. 25, 2019 at the age of 54. Dickie was born in Boston, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1983. He went on to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and worked as an Automotive Mechanic for many years. Dickie had a strong religious faith & was very devoted to his late mother Dorothy and his four nieces. He resided most of his life in Melrose and enjoyed skiing, hockey and was a professional Scuba Diver. Dickie was a very giving person, always helping others and never said no to anyone. His friends, his work and especially his dog "Rufus" was his life. Dickie was the beloved son of Dr. Richard & the late Dorothy (Casey) Morelli. Caring brother of Susan E. Morelli & her wife Marceia Egler of FL, Frank M. Morelli & his wife Sharon of Lynnfield and Nathan Morelli & his wife Meghan of AZ. Loving uncle of Kathryn, Jessica, Victoria and Melissa. Also loving uncle of Julia. Very close friend of Kellieanne McNeil & Julie Ventola. Also survived by relatives & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Wednesday, Jan. 30th from 4-7PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 31st at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington St., Boston, MA 02130.