It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Steven Frank Morelli aka “Faccia” He passed away peacefully at home in his sleep Tuesday, March 12th, 2024. Steve is survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara and his two sons Tyson and Tom (Amanda). He was a beloved grandfather to his cherished grandchildren Kezia, Anikan, Asria, (Annick), Drew and Zack Morelli. He was a devoted brother to Ron (Sue) Morelli, Debbie Morelli and countless cousins. Favourite Uncle Steve to eight nieces/nephews. He is also survived by the remaining members of the “Dirty Dozen”. Steve is predeceased by his parents Albert and Constance (Evangelisto) as well as brother Tommy.

Steve’s journey began in 1942, where he embarked on a life filled with service, dedication, and joy. For over three decades, he proudly served as a devoted member of The Hamilton Fire Department. In addition, Steve was also a proud partner in Brothers Equipment Rentals for over 30 years. His entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic were evident in everything he did, leaving a lasting impact on the business and those he worked alongside.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Steve’s true passion lay in fostering connections and creating memories with family and friends. As a founding member of the “Dirty Dozen” Thursday Crew, he cherished the camaraderie and bonds formed over shared experiences. Whether organizing the annual “Wayne Murray Classic” Firefighter Horseshoe Tournament or hosting family picnics, Steve had a remarkable gift for bringing people together and spreading joy wherever he went.

Known for his sense of humour and genuine kindness, Steve was adored by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His presence brightened any gathering, and his absence will be deeply felt by many.

In accordance with Steve’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. The family will hold a private funeral service to honor his life, with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hamilton Burn Unit. (Choose “Other” and enter Burn Unit)

Though Steve may no longer walk among us, his spirit will live on in the countless lives he touched and the memories he created. May he rest in peace, knowing he made the world a brighter place with his presence.