Remembering Charles Morosini

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on May 04, 2018 # Reeve Family

Dr. Charles Morosini, father of Dana Reeve, passed away on April 24, 2018. Dr. Morosini graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, before getting in his medical degree at Jefferson leading to his career as a cardiologist. He also served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy for two years.

Dana Reeve served as a beacon of hope for families impacted by paralysis. Her strength, kindness, and generosity are all attributes that reflect her father’s huge heart, passion for philanthropy, and commitment to activism.

Dana once said, find the joy inside the hardship, so we will honor Dr. Morosini by celebrating his dedication to our community and how he kept the torch of his daughter’s mission shinning bright after her passing.

From Dr. Morosini’s Obituary:

Dr. Charles J. "Chuck" Morosini, M.D., a renowned cardiologist and beloved husband, father and grandfather, died after a short illness early Tuesday, April 24, on Cape Cod. He was 84. Dr. Morosini was born May 11, 1933, in Scranton, PA, to Dr. Charles and Pearl Morosini.

Dr. Morosini is survived by his sister, Joan Macdonald, his daughters, Deborah Morosini and Adrienne Morosini- Heilman, his revered son-in-law and verbal sparring partner, Dana Heilman, and his grandchildren, James Morosini, Peter Lichtenthal, Matthew and Will Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens, and Erik and Logan Heilman, as well as his adopted and treasured Pucci family. The family will hold a celebration of life in NYC in the fall and asks that donations in Chuck's memory be made to Planned Parenthood or to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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