In memory of

Gerald Roger "Gerry" Morello

October 17, 1924 -  January 15, 2020

October 17, 1924 – January 15, 2020

Passed away peacefully at North York General Hospital in Toronto on January 15th, 2020 in his 96th year. Gerry was born in Toronto to Beatrice and Costante Morello. Predeceased by his first wife Anne, brothers Armaldo and Joseph, sister Theresa, and daughter Catharine. Loving husband of 33 years to Margaret. Beloved father of Paul (Carol), Anne Marie and Lisa Leonard (Paul), father-in-law to Michael Loughry, and step-father to Diane Bainbridge and Scott Bainbridge (Andra). Proud grandfather to Anne, Jillian, Christine, Laura, David (Stephanie), Jacqueline, Mark, Michael (Carrie), Brendan (Sara), Meaghan, Hayden and Callum and “bisnonno” to William and Rowan.

The son of Northern Italian immigrants, Gerry grew up in Toronto’s East End, spending his early years living above his parents’ shoe repair shop on Queen Street East. He made his mark on the neighbourhood by parking cars and reselling horse racing forms to the patrons of nearby Woodbine Racetrack, sparking his sense of entrepreneurship and love for horses. Building on this early exposure to horseracing, Gerry owned a number of successful Standardbred and Thoroughbred horses over the years.

Having shown exceptional promise in school from a young age, Gerry graduated from grade 13 at the tender age of 16. He continued his education and received a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Toronto in 1948. An accomplished businessman, Gerry founded Revco Limited in 1956 and worked until his retirement at the age of 86. He was a true problem-solver with an innate curiosity that drove a lifelong love of learning.

Most of all, Gerry will be remembered as a hard-working family man with a generous and caring soul, an incredibly quick wit, and a steadfast love of life. His intelligence, warmth, and joyous spirit will be forever missed by all who knew him.

The Morello family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Amica, to Gerry’s caregivers Aileen, Nelfa and Donna, and to Noel for his gift of music.

Private interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre, located at 375 Mt. Pleasant Rd., from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Morello family will share remembrances of Gerry at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerry’s memory to The Alzheimer Society of Canada or to the Good Shepherd Shelter would be much appreciated.


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Carolyn Whitaker (friend of Anne Marie)

Entered January 25, 2020 from Markham, Ontario

Anne Marie, my deepest condolences to you, Lisa and your family.

Heather Resnick (friend of Anne Marie, daughter)

Entered January 25, 2020 from Thornhill

Dear Anne Marie,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved father. I hope the fond memories will help to sustain you at this time and that you are able to find peace and comfort. It is evident that he had a happy and prosperous life. a good thing to hold on to.
I plan to attend your father's Celebration of Life.

Heather Resnick

Browne Paul,Melissa (Friend)

Entered January 25, 2020 from Richmond Hill

I met Mr. Morello at the age of 12 (54 years ago) . Paul and I have been best friends over the years. I always enjoyed going to Paul's house , particularly when his dad was home. He told us some great stories as a young lad growing up in Toronto. I was fortunate enough to work at Revco with Paul when we were about 13 years old. I was amazed at the pace at which Gerry made decisions. Mr. Morello was one of the most generous men I ever met. I would listen when he spoke. I cannot remember an instant when I didn't learn an important life skill from him. Thanks so much Mr. Morello and may you rest in peace and tranquility at the side of the Lord Almight ,now and forever.

Debbie Ross and Vi cameron (Friend of Anne Marie)

Entered January 27, 2020 from Toronto

Our deepest sympathy to Anne Marie and the family and friends of Mr.Morello. May he rest in peace.

Christine Carsan (Uncle)

Entered February 1, 2020 from Toronto

My sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and uncle Gerry. Rest In Peace. My love to all.



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