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Tragic Loss for Morelli Group

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of two Morelli staff members in 2022.

Billy Aulsberry

Billy passed away on the weekend of the 20th March 2022. It was unexpected and a dreadful shock to his Family. Bill had only recently re-joined Morelli in a sales role after a ten-year absence with two local Black Cab Operators - a business that he started his working life in before moving into Automotive paint sales with a small paint factor before joining Morelli.

Billy started working for Morelli in the mid 1990s and worked in Sales out of the Head Office which was based in Southgate before moving to the new Head Office in Enfield in 1998. He left us in 2002 for his new role at Frankum & Kaye who were a customer, so he was often to be seen at Enfield collecting products and would attend social events so was never away for long and always happy to chat and catch up.

Billy was very well-liked and an ebullient character with all the local customers who were delighted to see him return to his sales role with Morelli in December 2021. He was married to Karen and a father to two girls Laura and Charlotte and had only recently become a grandfather to twins. He will be sadly missed by his family and all of us at Morelli.

Alan Ramsbottom

Alan sadly lost his battle with cancer on the 5th May 2022. It was comforting to learn that Alan was surrounded by his wife Helen and sons Joe & Ben during his final days. Alan was one of our longest-serving employees, starting work at Chapel Auto Factors in 1983, just before his 16th birthday. This business was bought by Bancroft’s in 1994 and then became part of the Morelli Group in 1998.

Alan rose through the ranks, running the Sheffield branch as manager before moving into sales and eventually leading the northern territory as Regional Sales Manager. Alan was a witty, intelligent, family man who was much loved and respected by everyone at Morelli and will be sorely missed by his friends, colleagues and customers. He maintained his sense of humour and stoic positivity in the face of his illness attending sales meetings until very recently and will be sorely missed by all at Morelli.

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