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Dr. John Louis Moresi Sr.

1946 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Dr. John Louis Moresi Sr. DDS, 66, of 120 Wells Ave. died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at North Adams Regional Hospital.

He was born in North Adams on Sept. 4, 1946, son of Louis and Ida (Roncetti) Moresi. He attended local schools and graduated from Drury High School. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from UMass-Amherst and a master's degree in chemistry from Williams College.

Dr. Moresi was a veteran of the Air Force.

Dr. Moresi was first employed as a chemist at Sprague Electric Co. At the age of 30, he returned to dental school at the University of Buffalo, graduating with a degree in dentistry in 1978. Dr. Moresi then established a dental practice in North Adams which he operated until the time of his death.

Dr. Moresi was very active in the community and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Hoosac Water Quality District since 1979. He served on the board of the North Adams Health Dept. for many years and was a member of the board of the COTY Project. Dr. Moresi was a member of the faculty at Mass College of Liberal Arts, where he taught courses in biology, pharmacology, Italian and cooking.

Dr. Moresi was passionate about his Italian heritage and Italian culture. He organized many tours of the Italian region through MCLA and on his own. He was also the former co-owner and operator with his two sons, of the Due Baci Restaurant at the Holiday Inn in North Adams.

He was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. Dr. Moresi enjoyed trips to Cape Cod with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and especially enjoyed spending time with his four granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara E. Liddell, whom he married on Aug. 10, 1968 in St. Anthony of Padua Church; two sons, John L. Moresi Jr., and his wife, Sharron; and Christopher W. Moresi, and his wife, Stacy, all of North Adams, and four granddaughters, Kaitlyn A. Moresi, a sophomore at the College of St. Rose, Carrigan E. Moresi, Skylar G. Moresi, and Melanie S. Moresi.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Dr. John L. Moresi Sr. DDS will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Satisfaction Fund at North Adams Regional Hospital in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit



This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
Published online on Mar. 7, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.
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