ONOVILLE - The Onoville Marina recently received a new automated external defibrillator through the Marcy Morreale Memorial Fund.
The fund was established in 2007, a year after Morreale died from lung cancer.
His daughter, Michelle Anderson, had decided the best way for people to remember Morreale was to raise money for charity in his name.
From left are Michelle Anderson, daughter of Marcy Morreale, and Amy Bragg of the Onoville Marina, in front of a portable automated external defibrillator purchased with a grant from the Marcy Morreale Memorial Fund.
Hospice is the primary recipient of the money raised every year, but the fund has grown to be able to award scholarships to high school graduates and donate to several other charities.
After the 2011 fundraising event, it was decided to donate money to areas that reflect the life Morreale led.
Morreale was a patron at the Onoville Marina and loved to spend time on the reservoir up until his death in 2006.
So, Mrs. Anderson contacted Jeff Davis, recreation area manager at the Onoville Marina, asking if the facility needed any certain equipment, which was when Davis told Mrs. Anderson of the portable defibrillator as a way to support the marina and its patrons' safety.
The Onoville Marina is run by the Cattaraugus County DPW. In February, the marina received a check from the Marcy Morreale Memorial Fund to purchase an automated external defibrillator.
A week before the Onoville Marina opened, the staff took a CPR/AED course through the American Heart Association.