Mary E. Morton
(nee Bonaccorsi) 80, of St. Louis, MO went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 7, 2021, with her two children by her side holding her hands. Mary was the beloved wife of the late William P. Morton, Jr.; loving mother and mother-in-law of Barbara (Matthew) Schenck, and Robert Hanrahan; adoring grandmother of Sarah (Andrew) Rackovan, Knic Schenck, Joey Schenck, Jessie Hanrahan; great-grandmother of Kinley and Greyson; and dear sister of Dottye (Ron) Daues, Elmer Bonaccorsi, Wanda Arnzen, honorary sister/best friend Pat Kaiser, and sister-in-law of Dan Morton. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, niece, aunt, and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents Anthony (Tony) and Mildred Bonaccorsi, her siblings Vivian Jackson and Sebastian Bonaccorsi, and former husband and father of her children Robert A. Hanrahan.
Born on March 9, 1941, Mary grew up on “the Hill” in St. Louis, Missouri. As a teenager she was well known for her beautiful singing voice and earned the nickname “Voice of the Hill”. Mary lived her life selflessly, taking care of several family members and others. While raising her kids she worked at their school and was involved in their activities. In the early 80’s, she became a Real Estate Agent, and as much as she enjoyed helping families buy and sell their homes, she later switched her career to caregiver, and earned her CNA/CMT license. She loved taking care of the “elderly” and was 76 when she retired. She had a generous heart, and never met a stranger. She enjoyed being around family and friends and was very proud of her grandchildren and found joy spending time with them and watching her great-grandchildren play. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
With one last selfless act and to assist in the advancement of medical knowledge, Mary donated her body to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She will eventually be laid to rest at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery on Gravois Ave. A celebration of her life is being planned for November 20th. Once available, details will be sent to family and friends.