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Mary Elizabeth Morelli

Visitation Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Visitation Time: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Home: Salerno's Galewood Chapel
Place of Funeral: St. Giles Catholic Church
Funeral Notes: Prayers and Final Viewing are Tuesday at Funeral Home starting at 9:00 a.m.
Interment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Morelli (née Trinen) died peacefully with family by her side at the age of 74.

Beth is survived by her children, Roxanne (Jim)Bajo, Louis (Anna)Morelli, Phillip (Sandy)Morelli, Rocco (Vicki)Morelli, Gina Anderson, Jeffrey (Erica)Canzona, and Paul (Victoria)Morelli, many grandchildren, and by her brother, William Trinen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fedele Morelli, her brother, Donald Trinen and her nieces, Cathleen Trinen and Jean Marie Trinen.

Beth was born on May 25th, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Elizabeth and William Trinen. She was raised in the Beverly neighborhood, and graduated from Mother McAuley high school in 1962 and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1966 with a degree in marketing & interior design. Beth enjoyed life after college, living in the city and starting a family. Following her marriage to Fedele, they moved to Oak Park, where Beth made many friends and was involved with numerous organizations including Horace Mann School, St. Giles Parish and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.

Beth worked as an interior designer, realtor and home renovator. She enjoyed travel to Yellowstone Park, England, Italy, France and “The Cottage” in Long Beach, Indiana. She was an avid golfer at Edgewood Valley Country Club and loved cooking and entertaining.

If you’d like to join us in celebrating Beth’s colorful spirit, feel free to wear a touch of red when attending the services. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Silverado Bee Cave for their support and compassion.

Funeral Home

Salerno's Galewood Chapel

Phone: 773-889-1700
Address: 1857 N. Harlem Ave Chicago Illinois, 60707

Church Details

St. Giles Catholic Church

Address: 1045 Columbian Ave. Oak Park Illinois, 60302
Service Date: August 14th 2018
Funeral Time: 10:00 am

Interment Details

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

Phone: (708) 449-8300
Address: 1400 S Wolf Rd. Hillside IL , 60162


Posted by:
Stacey Iannessa

Posted on:
Monday, August 13, 2018

Roxanne & Family- We have you all on our hearts ♥️ May God embrace and carry you through the sadness with memories . Perhaps they are not the stars but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our Lost ones pours through and shines down upon us. To let us know the are happy. The Iannessa Family

Posted by:
Anne Thompson

Posted on:
Monday, August 13, 2018

Gina and family, I am sorry for your loss, although I only met your mother one time I felt like I knew her through your wonderful stories of her and sharing of her photos. You are in my thoughts during this time. Anne

Posted by:
Joan and Bob Jais

Posted on:
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dear Gina, Jeffrey, Paul and Family, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved the years we spent together in Oak Park as our two families blended into one happy extended family. All the memories of the laughter, adventures, funny happenings, and even the sorrows we shared are with us as we reflect upon our love for Beth. She is at peace and her loving heart continues in each of you. She will always be my forever friend. Love you always, Joan and Bob