Visitation for Bernie Morelli

Bernie Morelli was first elected to his East Hamilton seat in 1991, but mourners at his visitation say he was well known long before that.“He used to work at Dofasco, then city hall. He’d do anything for people, he’s a wonderful man,” says Mike Agro. For about 15 years Morelli also sat on the Police Services Board, mostly as chair, including when now-retired Brian Mullan was promoted Deputy Chief and then Chief of Police.“It wasn’t unusual for bernie and I to hop into cars and go on patrol, so to speak. He loved to visit places in his constituency. when there were trouble areas he’d say let’s go for a ride, and we’d survey the area and see how we could help.”“Rage, rage, against the dying of the light, do not go gentle into that good night. That was Bernie. He went from the hospital to city hall to meet and chair meetings. Right up until that last moment. Isn’t that a wonderful legacy of commitment? That was Bernie,” says former Hamilton mayor Larry Di Ianni There will be another visitation service for Bernie Morelli on Sunday from 1:00pm-9:00pm, again at the PX Dermody Funeral Home on King St. East. His funeral will be Monday at 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. read more