Mae Isabella Morse Canella, age 68, of North East died on Saturday January 12, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born on May 16, 1944 in Buffalo, N.Y. the daughter of the late Melvin and Della Carrender Morse. Mae collected angels, enjoyed chocolate, and loved dogs. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin Morse Jr. She is survived by sons, Brian Canella and companion Karen Conn of North East and John Canella and wife Beth of North East; sisters, Mary Jane Hensan of Monticello, Ky. and Phyllis Petak and companion James Harris of Hernando, Fla.; brothers, Daniel Morse and companion Ellen McCallion of Monticello, Ky. and Bob Morse and wife Cindy of Dunkirk, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sadie Mae Wakefield of North East, Ashley Canella of Ada, Ohio, Ella & John Canella of North East, and Jordan Zawodnik and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Officiating Rev. Rick Maas. Interment North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie Anna Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street , Erie, PA 16511.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 14, 2013