Benjamin J. Morelli

  • Died: October 7, 2019
  • Location: Surf City, New Jersey

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather

Benjamin J. Morelli

Benjamin J., Age 92 of Surf City, NJ and formally of Drexel Hill, PA passed peacefully at his home on October 7th, 2019.

Beloved husband of the late Modestina (nee Mattia), and precious son of the late Rose and Carmen Morelli.

Survived by his loving sons Paul (Anne Marie) and Steven (Nancy); his cherished grandchildren Justine, Rodger and Maris; his adoring great-grandchildren Jackson, Jaden, Lucy and Harper.

Benjamin is a veteran of World War II where he served as a Private First Class 4th Constabulary Regiment.

Following his term in the Army, Benjamin pursued his dream of becoming a costume designer. He started his career in the acclaimed Lit Brothers Department store as a window trimmer, as well as taking classes at the Philadelphia Textile School in the evenings. As a result of his determination and passion for his trade Benjamin established Philadelphia Costume Company. Benjamin and Philadelphia Costume Company continued to be a leader in the industry well into his early eighties.

Relatives and friends are welcome to join our family on Monday October 14th, from 9:30 to 10:15 am for a memorial service followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:30am, All IN Church, at St. Dorothy's Church, 4910 Township line Rd., Drexel Hill PA 19026. Private interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to: The Make-A Wish Foundation, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix AZ 85016.