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Rosalie (Ballerini) Morelli

Family & friends are invited to a Visitation on Monday, December 14th, for Rosalie (Ballerini) Morelli, in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Funeral Services & Interment are private. Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

She passed on Thursday, December 10th at her Saugus residence following a lengthy illness surrounded with the overwhelming presence of her God & her adoring family. She lived in East Boston and Malden in the early years of her life, until 1996 when she moved to Saugus. Born & raised in Boston, Rosalie was an alumna of Boston Girl’s Trade School, Class of 1960. As a young a young lady, she began a career with the prestigious “House of Bianchi” for some 10 years. She was an outstanding seamstress in spite of her youth. She was taught at her mother’s knee & subsequently enjoyed a fine background in the art of repairing and designing ladies’ fashions. For the next 20 years, Rosalie would accept a position with “Marlena Ladies Sportswear of Boston”. She was most content at “Marlena’s” and remained with the company for 20 years. In 1984, she and her husband, the late Luca Morelli opened Carter’s Dry Cleaners & Tailoring of Everett. Luca passed in November of 2014 and later in December of 2014, Rosalie retired. To this very day, Carter’s Dry Cleaning & Tailoring is operated by her son, Louis Morelli and his family. If one were to be asked to render a brief profile of Rosalie, they would have to admit that her family was her first joy and in that role she excelled. She was the youngest of 9 children and when the other 8 needed her she was there with high support and loving care. To her late parents, Domenic Ballerini & Philomena (Perrotti) Ballerini, she was devoted and kind.

She is the cherished mother of Louis Morelli & wife, Maureen of Everett, Lisa D’Alleva of Melrose & Lydia Howard & her husband David Howard of Medford. She is the proud “Nonnie” to 8 grandchildren; they are Zackary T., Madelaine R., Isabella M. & Luca F. Morelli, Charles D’Alleva, Lauren M., Rosalie M. & Henry L. Howard. She is the devoted sister of Domenic Ballerini & his wife Beverly of Tewksbury & the late Angie Maurello, Norma Forgione, Gloria A. Forgione, Anthony Ballerini, Anna Scofield, Mary West & Ramilda Vaccaro. She is also lovingly survived by her grandnephew, Edward Scofield & brother-in-law, Earl West of Florida & her sister-in-law, Nancy Moniz of Hansen, MA. Many other nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews proudly survive Rosalie.


Services

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Visiting Hours

Monday, December 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901.


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  1. Debbie DiVito
    Dec 15 2020

    Louis, Lisa, and Lydia:

    Sending my sympathies for the loss of your mother.
    She was a very special person and I feel blessed to have known her all these years. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  2. Anthony Accardi
    Dec 14 2020

    Louis, Lisa and Lydia, I am so sorry for your loss. You mom was such a nice person. Heaven certainly has another angel. May she rest in peace and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Anthony Accardi

  3. Nancy Bernardo Brown
    Dec 14 2020

    Lisa, Lydia & Louis my thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. Remembering all the fun family get togethers and Rosalie putting out a spread which could feed an army. Watching her sew and create masterpieces! It’s never easy losing a parent but keep your memories in your heart and they’ll always be with you. Love you guys, Nancy B.

  4. Diane Diana
    Dec 13 2020

    To the Morelli family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of summer back yard cook outs in Malden and Saugus when the kids were little. Rosalie always opened her home to us.
    When you visited Rosalie And Luca they always made you feel welcome. Rosalie was a great cook, very creative and an excellent seamstrist. Louis, Lisa and Lydia I know you are very proud of the woman your mother was.

  5. Stacey Sullivan
    Dec 13 2020

    Auntie Rosalie, you will be dearly missed. I will never forget everything you did for my mom and family and I will treasure what you gave
    me. You are truly an angel! RiP. To Louis, Lisa ans Lydia, Charlie & EJ, my condolences <3
    Love Always, Stacey

  6. Maggie & Bill Whiteman
    Dec 13 2020

    We always enjoyed the good times we had with you. These are great memories in our book of life. RIP Rosalie.

  7. Rosalie Eliseo
    Dec 13 2020

    I have 30 years of fond memories of Rose. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Warmly,
    Rosalie & Eliseo Family

  8. Billy Whiteman
    Dec 13 2020

    I feel lucky to have met and spent time with this woman that I called Nonnie, she was a down to earth Lady that told it like it was! A hot ticket I would say. I feel honored that she called me her friend. She will be missed greatly, my thoughts and prayers to all of her family.May she rest in peace.

  9. Lorraine Butler
    Dec 13 2020

    I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing she is Now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all In my prays always remember the good times you had with her

  10. Stephen & Cheryl Morecroft
    Dec 12 2020

    Lou,Lisa and Lydia:
    We are so very sorry to learn of your Moms’ passing. We very much enjoyed being in her company and will never forget her kindness to us in our time of special need. All of you will be in our prayers. Rest assured that she is happy in Heaven with “Jim”.

    Stephen, Cheryl, Ainsley and SJ

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