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Mr. Charles J. Morris

Obituary for Mr. Charles J. Morris

March 21, 1922 - January 22, 2018
Walpole, Massachusetts | Age 95


Charles J. Morris, age 95, passed away peacefully in his Walpole, Massachusetts home on Monday, January 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on March 21, 1922, he was the son of the late Nelson J. and Catherine B. (Kane) Morris. He spent his early years in Charlestown before graduating from Revere High School with the Class of 1940. After graduation, Charles began working at Forbes, a printing company.

In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, proudly serving his country during World War II. He served in both the Asiatic Pacific Theater as well as the European Theater of Operations. Charles was honorably discharged in December of 1945, after earning the rank of Boatswain's Mate First Class.

Upon his return home from the Navy, Charles found work first with New England Telephone & Telegraph and then with Buck Printing in Boston. He met his wife to be, Claire Carty, and they were married in 1948. The young couple made their home together in Woburn before settling in Walpole in 1960. They were active members of St. Mary's Church in East Walpole and later of Blessed Sacrament Church.

Charles spent most of his working life with Alumabilt, Inc in Newton, and retired in 1986.

Throughout his life, Charles enjoyed the game of golf. He was a member of Heather Hill Country Club for many years and especially enjoyed an annual Spring trip to South Carolina to golf with his friends from work. In his later years, Charles could always be found cheering for his favorite football team, The Walpole Rebels, attending all of their home games. He and his wife enjoyed numerous cruises and a very memorable trip to Rome and Greece. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed making furniture, clocks and dollhouses as well as creating scale models of the US Naval Ships on which he served.

Beloved husband of the late Claire (Carty) Morris.
Loving father of Donna Morris and her husband David Backus of Northboro, James J. Morris of Walpole, Judith and her husband Stephen Silverstein of Dartmouth, Robert and his wife Kristin Morris of Bridgewater and the late Charles J. Morris, Jr.
Cherished grandfather of Ian Morris, Simon Morris, Meredith Clapes, Meghan Haney, Thomas Backus, Jessica Morris, Kyle Morris, William Silverstein, Julia Silverstein, Elisabeth Silverstein, Emily Morris, Abigail Morris, and Grace Morris and great grandfather of Ella, Lyra, Catherine, Gavin, and Bryce.
Brother of Alyce DeRosa of East Boston, Elynor Fabian of Florida, Barbara Chiaramonte of Revere, and the late Nelson J. Morris, Jr.
Also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Carty of West Roxbury and many nieces, nephews and his best friend since childhood, Chester V. Miller of Topsfield.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Charles' Life Celebration on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5- 8 PM and Monday, January 29, 2018 from 9-9:30 AM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

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