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Obituary for Richard A. Morel

Richard Anthony Morel passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday May 10, 2023.

Richard was lifelong resident of Beacon, New York. He was born on July 30, 1930 to Estrienna (nee Centofant) Morel and Anthony Morel. Richie graduated from St. Joachim School in 1944, and St. Patrick’s High School in Newburgh in 1948. While at St. Patrick’s he earned letters for football and track and field. He graduated from Krissler Business School in August 1949, and began working at Texaco, leaving there in 1952 to serve in the Navy. He joined the Naval reserves in 1950, and began active duty in 1952, during the Korean War, as a seaman on the USS Mt. Olympus. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He attended Catholic University of America, graduating with a BA degree in 1958. He was an agent with New York Life from 1960-2020, being a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table with New York Life.

Richie was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying long friendships with fellow sportsmen and their families, especially in the Adirondack Mountains.

Richie was devoted to his parents and extended family, caring for them as they aged. He is survived by many cousins, the younger generation fondly calling him Uncle Richie. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends and colleagues.

A celebration of his life will be planned at a future time. If so inclined, donations could be made in his name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (

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Funeral arrangements are under the care of Patrick J. Halvey of Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, LLC.