Ronald Robert "Ron" Amorelli, 75, of Bolivia, formerly of Freehold, N.J., died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Bolivia.
Born in Rahway, N.J., on Dec. 6, 1937, he was a son of the late William and Julia Brown Amorelli.
After 30 years of service as a certified refrigeration engineer, Mr. Amorelli retired from Merck Pharmaceuticals. Ron loved his family, and especially enjoyed being with them while at the beach, going out to eat and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Mr. Amorelli was preceded in death by his brother, William Amorelli.
Survivors include his loving wife of 40 years, Mary M. Amorelli; a son, Ben Amorelli and wife, Jacqueline, of Farmingdale, N.J.; a daughter, Julia Amorelli-Ashby and husband, Keni, of Teaneck, N.J.; a sister, Judy Thomas and husband, Frank, of Ocean Isle Beach; a sister-in-law, Theresa Amorelli of Barnagate, N.J.; six grandchildren, Faith, Hannah and Darius Ashby and Eden, Maya and Celia Amorelli; three nieces; two nephews; four great-nieces; and three great-nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated June 26, 2013, in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Freehold, N.J. Burial followed in the St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, N.J.
Memorial services will be conducted at a later date in St. Brendan's Catholic Church, Shallotte.
Memorials may be made in his name to the SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice "Brunswick House" at 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Private online condolences may be sent towww.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.