Highland Park Obituary: Mary Lou Morelli, 86

Morelli was a life-long Highland Park resident who founded Twin Construction with her late husband.

Courtesy of Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home
Courtesy of Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home
The following obituary is courtesy of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home:

Mary Lou Morelli, 86, joined our Lord and beloved husband Remo “Twin” in heaven on March 3, 2014. 

She was a lifetime resident of Highland Park, graduate of Highland Park High School and remained instrumental in their alumni organization. 

Mary Lou was a truly amazing woman with charity in her heart and prayer on her lips. She was a lifetime member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, now Christ Church in Highland Park, a tireless volunteer and supporter of many missions and organizations. She was a friend to all. Mary Lou never failed to offer her hand to those less fortunate. 

She enjoyed entertaining, was an avid bridge player and golfer. Her door was always open. Mary Lou loved having coffee and conversation with friends, neighbors, relatives and Bible Study groups while gathered in her home. She loved traveling and never missed a family event/reunion. 

Some favorite childhood memories were going to Lake Michigan with her brothers and cousins almost every day. Her family traveled to Hayward, WI each summer. These were cherished times that she never forgot. 

After school, Mary Lou worked at Iredale Moving and Storage. She married Twin Morelli, the love of her life, on December 4, 1948 and continued working until they established their own business, Twin Construction in 1958. 

Building their family home in Highland Park was a labor of love and became a favorite gathering place for family and friends. When their children Karol and Peter arrived their family was complete. 

They loved vacationing in Florida and spent many happy times there every year. Mary Lou continued spending winters there until this year. She loved the sun and enjoying time with her many friends. 

Beloved wife of the late Remo “Twin” Morelli; loving mother of Karol (Lee) Maas of Oshkosh, WI and Remo Peter Morelli, Libertyville, IL; cherished grandmother of Kate (Scott) Schettle, Johnathon, Emily and Jacob Holsworth, and Elizabeth, Skylar and Brianna Morelli; adored great-grandmother of Ayden Schettle and Jack Holsworth; dear sister of Frank (Jane) Hennig of Clarendon Hills, IL; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Marie and William Hennig and her brother William Hennig. 

A visitation will be held Friday, March 7, 2014 from 4-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 am at Christ Church, 1713 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, IL. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Lake Forest, IL. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Aurora Visiting Nurses of Oshkosh, 931 Discovery Rd., Green Bay, WI 54311 or to the TLC Foundation, 207 McPherson St., Suite H, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5863.


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