Ann Therese Morton
June 25, 1935 – October 28, 2019
Ann T. Morton passed away peacefully with her loving family and friends by her side on October 28th, 2019 at the age of 84. She was a life-long resident of Portland, Maine and never imagined living anywhere else, it truly was her home and a place she was immensely proud of. Born June 25th, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Pauline Cragin and John Martin.
Ann attended Deering High School and then went on to have a career at Maine Medical Center until the age of 76, an accomplishment she was most proud of. She had a love of helping others, and the word selfless was often used to describe her, however, it does not do her enough justice. She had a will to live and exuded that in all aspects of her life. She was both, admired, and respected by all that had the honor of coming into her life. In turn, she treated everyone like family and accepted people for who they were. She was simple and elegant all at the same time.
Ann is survived by her loving daughter, Regina Morton, and her fiance David Bailey; her sister’s Kathleen Scribner, and Joan Stackhouse and her husband Arthur; a stepson Gregg Morton and his wife Erin; a stepdaughter Jennifer Morton and her husband Daryl; former husband Gary Morton, who she remained lifelong friends with; and many nieces and nephews that she adored and loved. Most importantly, she leaves behind her dog Bellini, who brought her so much comfort and joy throughout the later stages of her life. She found a true companion and partner in crime in Bellini and the bond between the two was apparent to all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours for Ann on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, from 4-7 p.m. at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, ME 04103. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 4th, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland ME.
- John Martin, Father (deceased)
- Pauline Cragin, Mother (deceased)
- Regina Morton, Daughter
- David Bailey, Regina's Fiance
- Kathleen Scribner, Sister
- Joan Stackhouse, Sister
- Arthur Stackhouse, Brother-in-law
- Gregg Morton, Stepson
- Erin Morton, Gregg's Wife
- Jennifer Morton, Stepdaughter
- Daryl ., Jennifer's husband
- Ann also leaves behind former husband Gary Morton, who she remained lifelong friends with; and many nieces and nephews that she adored and loved. Most importantly, she leaves behind her dog Bellini, who brought her so much comfort and joy throughout the later stages of her life. She found a true companion and partner in crime in Bellini and the bond between the two was apparent to all.
- Visitng Hours Sunday, November 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019
Ann Therese Morton
November 3, 2019
I recall her very kind nature and hospitality many years ago. May her memory be eternal.
November 2, 2019
Aunt Ann will always live in my heart as a loving and caring soul who lived her life as she went along.
She provided me with her 1967 Camero when I was driving a car that probably shouldn't have been on the road...
"How are you?" was always her first statement whenever I saw or talked with her. I can clearly hear her voice even now
You are with the angels now Aunt Ann
November 1, 2019
I had the privilege of knowing Ann through my 25+ years of friendship with her beautiful daughter, Regina. Ann was a wonderful woman and her obituary eloquently captures the essence of who she truly was as an individual. Some of the attributes that stand out the most to me personally was how much she loved, adored, and worried (as Mothers do) about her daughter. In my humble opinion, raising such a kind, radiant, loyal, and strong human being was truly Ann's proudest accomplishment in her life. I am thankful to Ann because Regina is one of my closest and dearest lifelong friends. Ann and Regina had an unwavering, devoted, and unique bond and were always there for one another. I admire how fiercely Regina always strived for what was best for her mother during her later years when she suffered through some illnesses. Ann was blessed to have her daughter by her side, always, and up until her last moments. I wish Regina as well as the rest of Ann's dear family and friends peace and comfort during this difficult time. God Bless.
November 1, 2019
Ann and I worked together and became close friends in the '50's. Our younger days consisted of so many funny and carefree memories. I moved far away, but we always enjoyed reminiscing during our visits together.
I will be eternally grateful to Ann's lovely family; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin together with her sisters, Joan and Kathy, who played an important part in our lives as well.