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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.


  1. Kaye Factor on October 12, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Mary was a wonderful caregiver and friend to my mother until she passed away. She was also my friend and sister in the Lord. I will miss her greatly but I know she is in heaven with her Lord and those who have gone before her. I am looking forward to seeing her again in heaven where there will be no more pain or sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. Daniel Williams on October 12, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Loved the video always looked forward to talking with her, I will miss her a lot, I am glad I got a chance to know her. She is at rest. Thank you.

  3. Mia Hanrahan on October 12, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    She was truly one of a kind. Also the strongest person out there. No matter what life through at her she got right back up, she was a fighter!! Her time finally came when it was her turn to have peace and no longer be in pain. Not only my mother in law but a great friend. I love her and she will be missed so much ❤️ Forever in our hearts

  4. Carla McAllister on October 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    I loved Mary unconditionally. We had a special relationship thanks, to her Aunt Thelma Booher. Mrs.Booher referred to Mary as her own daughter. She told me many times how she looked forward to taking the City Bus to her niece’s & nephew’s home to care for them. I will truly miss our talks. I could go to her with anything, and she would listen. I know she’s rejoicing & finally able to breathe without struggling. I will miss my special fiend and sister in Christ.

  5. Shannon on October 14, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Mary always made me feel like I was the best momma of the most beautiful babies on earth. For a new mom, that vote of confidence from someone older is everything. The kids and I will always remember Christmas Eves with her. ❤

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