Mr. Kristopher J. Morton

November 27, 1968June 9, 2010

East Lyme- Kristopher Joseph Morton, 41, of 9 Alscot Drive died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in Old Lyme. Kris was born on November 27, 1968 in New London the son of Michael Morton and the late Ruth (Czerwinski) Morton. He graduated from Waterford High School in 1986. Kris was most recently employed as the Assistant Manager at Benny's in Old Saybrook.

A gifted athlete at Waterford High, Kris wrestled his way to 3 State Open Wrestling championships and one Runnerup title. His senior year, he had a perfect 38-0 record. Kris loved the outdoors and had an exceptional talent for building natural stone walls and custom gardens.

He is survived by his father Michael, mother Joanne Morton of Waterford, his much beloved son Mason A. Morton, brothers Matthew (Sam) and his wife Reanu Morton of East Lyme and Mikel Sutter of Stamford, his sisters Kimberly Sutter of California and Kersten Sutter of Escondido, California, his niece Joslynn Morton and Brandon Morton of East Lyme.

A Memorial Wake will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 5:00 until 8:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 181 Ocean Ave. , New London , CT 06320 . Following the Memorial Wake, there will be a celebration of Kris’s life held at 3 Esther Pond Lane, East Lyme 06333 .


  • Memorial Wake Friday, June 18, 2010

Mr. Kristopher J. Morton

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Scott Babun

July 24, 2010

I met Kris in the summer of 1986 when I was training for the USA Wrestling National Team competition, held in Iowa. We trained at Kris's high school. He was a living legand. Kris did not participate on the team because of his choosing. When we were training in the high school, I remember when he walked into the facility to join us at practice. I was so impressed just to see him. I really wish he could have been on our team. My greatest joy was that I ended up boarding with his best freind that summer so I was able to hang out with Kris a lot. We all went to some beautiful park and Kris was running around doing back flips and catching a freesby after coming out of the back flip. I was blown away by his athletic abilities-they were amazing. To me it seemed that Kris had an amazing ability to love life. Kris was a USA Wrestling Magazine All-American that year, achieving 4 state titles. I enjoyed playing video games with him also that summer. I have often talked about Kris to others over the years, about how gifted he was. I am truly crushed by this news. God bless you and your family during these incredibly hard times.

Jim Ericson

June 17, 2010

My deepest prayers and sympathy go out to the Morton family.

Joslynn Morton

June 17, 2010

Uncle Kris was a loving uncle to Brandon and me. He would always make sure that we knew he loved us very much. He made sure that we were safe at all times. He inforced to us that he was always just a phone call away and would come help us at any time!
Uncle Kris always reminded me that school and family should always be the first priority in my life. This is a piece of advice that I will NEVER forget.
Uncle Kris, Brandon and I would enjoy reading the fact in the 2009 World Almanac.
Uncle Kris will be missed and loved very much by Brandon and me.
I LOVE YOU UNCLE KRIS. We will all miss you soooooo much and it won't be the same without you here! I will always feel as if he is looking down on us. <3

Danielle Turnbull

June 17, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Kris for many years at Foxwoods. He was such a great guy....he'll be missed.

Mary Lizotte

June 17, 2010

Sam and Reanu. I'm here if you need ANY thing at all. 860-514-0010. See you friday at the latest. The world is so much more gray without him. Mary Lizotte

Veronica Perras

June 17, 2010

The Morton Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
It was a pleasure knowing Kristopher for the past 10 years his smile will never leave me,he was a good friend thank you for letting me know him.
He'll be your guardian angel along with Mason's.
Once again I'm sorry about your loss.
Peace and Blessings,

JODY Burelle-Lusk

June 17, 2010

Always a kind word, Kris never let me down... a wonderful man, I will always miss him... Love to his family, no greater loss!! Jody Burelle- Lusk

Christy Newman

June 17, 2010

Your family is in my heart and prayers. I met Kris back in the early 1980's when we took judo lessons together on Sunday evenings. He and I were the only "kids" in the adult class. We used to sneak outside to smoke cigarettes and have smoke-ring blowing contests and go out for pizza after class. One time, he even broke my finger when he landed on it after I flipped him. He felt so bad, but it was my fault.

I became reacquainted with Kris in 1992 when we both began working at Foxwoods. He has always been a good friend and someone who touched my life in ways he didn't even know.

Samantha, my heart goes out to you...I know that you were the love of his life...he told me. If there's anything I can do, please contact me.

David Rush

June 17, 2010

When I met Kris at Foxwoods 16 years ago, we became fast friends. Always quick with a kind word, Kris shared his smile with everyone. His very unselfish willingness to help everyone
made him a Prince among men.
My condolences to all who knew him.
Deepest sympathies to his family.
He will be missed.

Kristen Bonagura

June 17, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Kris & Sam through Foxwoods. He was such a kind person. My deepest sympathy to the family. He will be missed.