Obituary for George C. Morrell
George C. Morrell, 92 of 14 Thomson Place, Pittsfield passed away Tuesday March 28, 2017 at home. Born in Pittsfield on February 22, 1925 a son of the late Frank and Susan Polidoro Morrell, he attended Pittsfield Schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1943. George was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, mostly in Guam and was discharged as a Boatswain Mate 2nd Class. He was employed at the Crane & Co. Government Mill in Dalton for three years and then served with the Pittsfield Fire Dept. for five years and was last employed as a letter carrier for twenty-six years by the United States Postal Service working from the Pittsfield Post Office. George was a 60-year veteran entertainer and appeared on every local television and radio show, he was known as the “Bing” of the Berkshires with his theme song being “Welcome to My World”. He believed that anyone blessed with talent should use it, as he did. His band played in almost every local club and he had the privilege of singing for President John F. Kennedy as well as at many nursing homes around the Berkshires and Vermont. He belonged to the Musicians Union for 60 years and was a Deputy Sheriff for 50 years. George was an All Star catcher for the Tyler Aces for many years and was a fan of wrestling and the Yankees and was able to get a picture of Derek Jeter with his granddaughter, Janine.
His wife the former Marjorie M. Vincent died on December 23, 1991 and they were married on November 7, 1953. Survivors include his son George J. Morrell, a Deacon at St Agnes Church and his wife Mary Anne of Dalton, his daughter, Melissa M. Morrell of Pittsfield with whom he made his home with, three grandchildren, Janine Mae Abdallah, Molly Cullen and her husband Shane, Christopher Morrell and his wife Malaica, six great-grandchildren Amiah Renderer, Sadie, Portia and Shane Cullen, London and Luciano Morrell. He was predeceased by three brothers, Donald and Anthony Morrell, Patrick Morell and by two sisters, Anna Lesky, Carmella Taikowski.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for George C. Morrell were private and burial followed in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.