In Memory of

Vincent

D.

Morrell

Obituary for Vincent D. Morrell

MECHANICVILLE - Vincent D. Morrell, 89, longtime resident of First Ave, died peacefully on December 30, 2023, while residing at the Eddy Heritage House, Troy, with his loving and faithful family at his side. Born in West Albany on May 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Carmela Piscitelli Morrell.
Vince graduated from CBA, Albany in 1952 and a few years later, joined the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1956-58.
He worked from the NYS Department of Transportation as a civil engineer for over 35 years, retiring in 1990. After his retirement from the state, he would keep busy working for both his wife’s Johnson family and their NAPA stores, and also DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, where he was a trusted funeral assistant for over 25 years.
Vince was a member of the West Albany Fire Department until moving to Mechanicville in 1956.
Vince was a 60 Year member of both the John Ahearn Rescue Squad, serving as longtime treasurer, and the Mechanicville Fire Department (W.L. Howland Fire Co. #5), Captain, treasurer, and trustee, member of Mechanicville Family Day Committee, member of the city’s Traffic Advisory Committee and its police departments review board.
Vince joined the Mechanicville - Stillwater Elks BPOE 1403 in 1985. During his 38 plus years, he served as Exalted Ruler of the Lodge 1997-1999, and was the longtime Lodge Secretary and served as Lodge Trustee. Vince also held the positions of State Vice President, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and State Trustee. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 91 for several years.
Vince enjoyed bowling with his children as well as his leagues, the Mechanicville Firemen’s League for 61 years and in the Sunday Social Mixed League for 12 years with his children Eric, Craig and Diane. Vince had two 300 games in his career.
Among all of his accolades, one of his finest accomplishments was being named the City of Mechanicville’s Citizen of the Year in 2009, something Vince was most proud and honored to receive.
A longtime communicant of the All Saints on the Hudson parish, he served as a Eucharistic Minister for many years.
Sadly, Vince was unexpectedly predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jacqueline A. (Johnson) Morrell, just this past April 30, 2023.
Survivors include his devoted children: Steven and Lisa Morrell and children USAF Capt. Svetlana Morrell, D.O. and Olivia Morrell, Eric and Joyce Morrell and children Sonny, Jennifer and Shelby, Craig and Colleen Morrell and child Dustin, and Diane Morrell, as well as 10 grand and 14 great grandchildren. Also, his special family Kevin and Dawn Carknard and their girls Alyssa and Allison, Nicole Johnson and Nathan Rushford, brother Lawrence Morrell, sister Maria Hilligrass (late Edward), sister in law Nancy Capen (late Richard Sr.) and son’s Richard Jr. and Scott, brother in law David (Terry) Johnson and son Steven, along with several nieces, nephews, and their families. As well as his loving Godchildren Kelly, Krystal, Ricky and Sarah
Calling Hours for Vince will be held at the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge 1403, 300 Park Ave, Mechanicville NY on Sunday, January 7th from 1-4PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday Jan 8th at 10AM at All Saints on the Hudson 121 North Main St, Mechanicville, NY, with burial to follow in Saratoga National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances are encouraged to the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge 1403, PO Box 649, Mechanicville, NY 12118 or the Mechanicville Fire Department, PO Box 484, Mechanicville, NY 12118, in memory of Vincent D. Morrell.