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David C. Morganelli, 47,

    David C. Morganelli, 47, of Milford died peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Janet, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Framingham in 1967, the son of the late Dr. Peter J. and Barbara Ann (DiVittorio) Morganelli. He is survived by his wife Janet (DiGregorio) Morganelli. They would have celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary in November. He is also survived by their three children: Ava Mary, age 13, an 8th grade student at Middle School East; Jane Helen, age 11, a 6th grade student at Stacy Middle School, and Peter Carl, who will turn 10 next week, a 4th grade student at Woodland Elementary School. He leaves behind four siblings and their spouses: Peter Morganelli and his wife Karen, Paul Morganelli and his wife Brett, Mark Morganelli and his wife Julia, and Carla (Morganelli) Mullen and her husband John. In addition, he leaves behind his beloved in-laws, Dr. Carl and Helen (Meade) DiGregorio and their family. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, in addition to many loving friends and colleagues.  
    After graduating from Marian High School class of 1985 and voted Most Talented, he entered Providence College, graduating cum laude in 1989 with a degree in Accounting. David remained a loyal and active Providence College Friar, he held season tickets to Friar’s basketball games, and was a member of the Providence College Alumni Association Board of Governors. In 1993, he earned his JD from New England School of Law and then his Masters of Law (LLM in Banking Law) from Boston University School of Law in 1994. He was currently working towards his second Master’s Degree in Law (Masters in Tax Law) from Bentley College. David was also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  David was most recently employed for the past eight years at the law firm of Partridge, Snow & Hahn in Providence, RI, where he was chair of the firm’s Tax Group. David looked forward to going to work every day because of the rewarding work, and most importantly, his colleagues.       
    David was a very active member of the Milford community. He was a member of the Milford Finance Committee, serving as the Chairman for a number of years. He also coached his son’s basketball and baseball teams for many years. David was a Town Meeting member, a lector at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and a proud member of The Foggiano Club in Milford. He was also actively involved in the Milford Anti-Casino movement. David so strongly believed in giving back to the community he grew up in that he conceived of and founded the Milford Farmer’s Market which is now flourishing. There is not nearly enough space here to convey how deeply David touched people during his lifetime with his sense of humor, community service, commitment to family and strong faith. He was a bright light who made people feel better by simply being around him. The weekend before his last major health crisis, in the place he loved most, David’s life was celebrated with a magnificent birthday party at his in-laws’ summer home in Newport, RI. He was surrounded by so many people who loved, cared for and admired him. It was exactly what David wanted and was the perfect way to end a wonderful summer. 
    The funeral will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9 AM from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 AM in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Burial will follow in the parish Cemetery.
     Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 PM. 
         In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Oliva Fund for Cancer Care @ Milford Regional Hospital Foundation, ATTN: Oliva Fund, 14 Prospect Street, Milford MA 01757.

Guest Book

Oh Janet, my heart goes out to you and your wonderful children. This is such a loss to you and to the world. My deepest sympathy and love, Penny
Penny Hauser-Cram

Dear Janet, I am deeply saddened by the death of your loving husband. I grew up with Peter and Mark as they have been my boyhood friends. Again my deepest sympathy and my god bless you.
Dr. David F. Negrotti

I had the great pleasure of being his teacher and mentor for the Marian High JAZZ ENSEMBLE- he was a great person and hard working soloist and I will always remember the pleasure I had working with him and his talents and he will have my prayers throughout this weekend. I would sometimes drive him home to Milford on my way home to Hopkinton- all I can say is he was a special talented individual and I am proud to call him my student and fellow FRIAR- PETER F. WEISS III PRES/- ROBERT H. COOK INSURANCE AGENCY INC. AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF BANDS MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL

Dear Janet and the kids, We think of you and David every time we check next door. You people are towers of strength. David would be proud and smiling. John and Jane Parrillo
John and Jane Parrillo

My deepest sympathy for all.
Paula Kellettt

There are no words to express how I feel Janet. My heart aches for your untimely loss. You, your children, and both sides of the family have been in my thoughts. Sending you love from afar.
Karen Shuler

Janet, you and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss
Tina Malmquist

Janet, I'm terribly sorry for the loss to you and your family. God bless you all.
Andy Lizotte

Dear Barbara and family, my deepest sympathy for all of you during this difficult time.
Robin Alane Austin

I am so sorry to hear this. I interviewed David several times for the Milford Patch. He was always so honest when asked any kind of question, and shared one of the more moving stories of what happened at the Boston Marathon in 2013. My condolences to his wife, Janet and his children, and to the organizers of the Milford farmer's market. A wonderful man. Tremendous loss for Milford.
Mary MacDonald

I miss you sooooo much dad! Rest peacefully my little angel :)
Ava Morganelli

Janet, so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart breaks for all of you. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Dabelstein Joice

Dear Janet, I am so sorry to hear about David. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer. The Pfeiffer Family
Jennifer Pfeiffer

We did not know David but our son (Wyatt) is classmates with Peter. Our family is so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Zagami

Janet, I am very sorry for your loss!! Keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.
Liliana Menard

I did not have the honor of knowing Dave well. However our children go to school together. It has often been said that the true mark of a man is in the spirit and character he instills in his children. . .Ava, Jane, and Peter are incredible young people and a true testament to David's legacy. Janet, you are an amazingly strong woman, mother, and wife. Our family grieves for your familiy's loss and will keep you in our prayers..
The Prevelige Family

Mark & Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Reading about your brother, I can see how truly special he was and the lasting & positive impacts he has made.
Ralph & Ann Wescott

My prayers go to his lovely family. Sincerely, Gina Maria Consolini R.N. Good Shepard Chapel
Gina Consolini

I did not know David, but am very good friends with Sue and George. I can see that David was a very special person. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Andy Tenore

To the Morganelli family, My deepest Sympathies to you and your family through this difficult time. May the Lord bring you peace and healing.
Debbie Negrotti-Benoit

Mark, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tina Thompson and Ron Soloman

To the Morganelli family, I was lucky enough to live next to David my freshman year at Providence College. David was the smartest individual I have met in my life. Even though he was a highly accomplished attorney, he was an even better comedian. Once a week in the evening my freshman year at PC, he would hold court telling jokes and doing impersonations, it was a weekly must see. He brought laughter and smiles to everyone’s face. Sorry for the loss of a great man, life cut too short. He will be remembered forever.
David Guden

Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of David, he was truly a beautiful person to be around. Janet both you and David were so good to our grandson Tyler. He will be very much missed by all who knew him. Knowing that he is now out of pain and at peace with the Lord help get your family through this most difficult time. Our sincere condolences
Maureen and Jerry McDonald

Dear Barbara, family and friends, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and Prayers. May God bring you peace and comfort through this most difficult time.
Randy and Madelyn Austin

Although I only met David a few times through baseball, he made quite an impact with all the kids and those coaches around him. Our deepest sympathies to your entire family.
The Schermerhorns Eric, Kiley (14), Cameron (10)

Our deepest sympathy to you all for your loss. May all the kind words and all your fond memories help you thru this trying time.
Ann Marie and Jimmie Scanzaroli

Our family has been remembering your husband and dad in our prayers on a regular basis. It broke my heart when I learned of the cancer that he was stricken with. Janet, please know that we will continue to pray for the soul of David and for the comfort of your family as you learn to live in this life without him, but look forward to spending eternity with him in the next! God Bless you,each and every one. who will miss him every day. Maureen and Mark Trettel
Maureen and Mark Trettel

Hi guys, you are all on our thoughts and prayers
Steven gonzalez

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Ann Negrotti-Phelan

To the Morganelli family, I fondly remember Ava as a student of mine last year. Words can not express the sympathy I have for your loss. Your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Mele 7 white science teacher
Mrs. Mele

Mark,we are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
John & Jodie Young

I didn't know David but a friend of mine does and she has been asking us to pray for David and his family (which I have been doing). I want to express my sadness for David and his family, but I also want to say that this family appears to be very loving, strong, supportive and Christian. The write-up above was done with so much grace and love and postiveness in the face of such a loss. It is inspiring. Blessings to all of you and I pray for God's peace for all.
Vicki Brueggeman (friend of Rosemary Breau)

Janet please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of David. He was an absolutely incredible individual. I am fortunate and a much better person for having known and worked with him. His quick wit and keen sense of humor will be remembered by all. Given the wonderful life that he lived and shared with you and your children, I am sure he is resting in peace.
James Bowden

Dear Carla, John, Whitney, Jessica and Chelsea, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Although we never met your brother and uncle, Whit shared many stories about his energy, vibrancy and love of family and community. We are sure he will be sorely missed. May his memory inspire many others who follow to honor his legacy and to embrace his generous and caring ways. With our deepest sympathies,
The Hickey Family

To the Morganelli family; On behalf of the Staff, Board and the entire membership of the RI Society of CPAs, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. David was an incredible professional, member and friend. May he rest in peace. Robert Mancini Executive Director RISCPA
Robert Mancini

I went to High School at Marian with David, although I have not seen him since graduation day. I remember that he always had a huge presence. You knew David was in the room - even if it contained 100 people. I am so glad to see that David made so much of his life. It's obvious that he touched many people. His life may have been cut short - but it's very clear to me that he must have lived fully and achieved great things. I am terribly sorry for your loss.
Walter Hill

Janet, Ava, Jane and are in our thoughts and prayers and have been. Your husband and father was the best. We are so so so sad and sorry.
Christine and Jeff Serowik

To Janet and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of serving on the PC Alumni Board of Governors with David. I shall always remember him as a thoughtful, kind, and wonderful person. May he rest in peace and may your wonderful memories of the good times together help to sustain you.
Fay A. Rozovsky

Barbara and family so very saddend to hear of the loss of David. I wish you all peace and love.
Ali Austin Lyne

We are so sorry for this Tremendous loss suffered. Sending prayers, With all our love ~ the Ciccone's
Helene, Paul grade8 , Danny jr.gade 6

Dear Family, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. David was a real gentleman, a good guy, kind and thoughtful. David was a good soul and took a genuine interest when speaking with you. Having lost my own Dad early in life I can only tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss. May God bless David, and all of you. Bob Neilan
Bob Neilan

My deepest sympathy to David's family. I haven't seen Dave for years but I will never forget his sense of humor and quick wit..He had a presence about him that made everyone happy.He was truly one of a kind..he will never be forgotten ..
Steph Kelley

Hi Janet, I am deeply sorry for the lost of your husband, and from what I just read, he sounded like an awesome father to your children and a great husband to you. Just remember, you have a special angel watching over you and your children.
Phil Liston

Mark Bethany and I my thoughts go out to you and your family. Your brother's time was cut way too short, but his life was full of love and famliy. He was someone we can all hope to emulate and learn from.
Chris Olsen

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