News Release - Statement from Mayor Lovely A. Warren on the Passing of Lauren Morelle

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, August 30, 2017) - Our community has lost a true fighter, who for two years held her own in one of the worst fights anyone can face: Cancer. 

Lauren loved her family, and loved life. There's a Chinese proverb that reads: "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness," and Lauren shone brightly, bringing hope to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our community laughed and cried with her during her public battle with cancer until the very end.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the Morelle family, including Majority Leader Morelle, Mary Beth, Lauren's husband Nate, her brothers Joseph and Nicholas, and most of all, Lauren's two young children, Arabella and Jonas. At times like these we must hold our loved ones tighter, support them, and help them to see the light through any darkness. 


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