OBITUARY

Michael David Morris

September 21, 1954May 30, 2018

Michael David Morris, 63, of Marlborough, New Hampshire, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He happily retired to North Carolina in October of 2016. His final day was spent peacefully on the shore of Topsail Beach, NC building sand castles followed by dinner with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy Morris; two daughters, Emilee Christensen and husband David of Topeka, KS, Katy Duranleau and husband, Lucien of Jacksonville, NC; Erik Stone of Mesa, AZ. He found great joy in his four Grandchildren, Dustin Plankey and Sarah Christensen both of Topeka, KS, Jade and Rebecca Duranleau both of Jacksonville, NC. He is also survived by three brothers, Robert W. Morris Jr. of Northwood, NH, Matthew Morris and Polly Touzin of Loudon, NH, and Thomas S. Morris Sr. and wife Cindy of Bow, NH; one sister, Penny Hawkins and husband, Rob of Swanzey, NH; half-brother, Joey Morris of NC; sister in law, Patti Morris of Stratham,NH; Goddaughter, Allyson Whitney of Keene, NH; brothers in law, David Aiken of Marlborough, NH, Lennie Weeks and wife Diane of Kennebunk, ME and Bullhead City, AZ; sister in law Shirley Nikiforakis and husband Leon of Keene, NH and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his friends and neighbors Joanne Nadeau and Larry Beam whom affectionately referred to him as ‘son’.

He was born in Bainbridge, MD to the late Bob and Gail Morris. He graduated from Marlborough High School in 1972. He took great pride serving his country through the United States Air Force and the Army National Guard, as well as the many relatives who did and still do serve our country. He spoke fondly of shooting darts with the Keene Pub Dart League. He spent many hours in his workshop crafting items for his loved ones. He renovated many of his homes including his final retirement home in NC. His love of children lasted until his final day when he helped a strangers’ child, named Franklin, build a sand castle at Topsail Beach.

Many people will remember receiving one of his famous big bear hugs.

Per Michael’s wishes no services will be held.

He is also survived by his beloved dogs, Pepper and Brady. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be forwarded in their honor to, Bosler Humane Society, PO Box 12, Baldwinville, MA 01436.

His family is certain that Michael was greeted and accompanied over the Rainbow Bridge by his dog Tobie and cat Gizmo.

Condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.johnsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • No services will be held
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Karen Jewett

June 6, 2018

Dear Nancy, Rob, Matt, Scott, Penny and families,

We are saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Hold dear the many memories you have had together, as they shall always keep him close. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fondly,
Bob and Karen Jewett

Rob Morris

June 6, 2018

To my "big" older Brother, my Irish twin!
I'll miss talking you on Our Birthday and I believe it was your turn to call me

Picking up rubbish...... the smoke at the dump and the papers blowing out the back
Remember watching Grampy's truck roll down Roxbury Rd.? Somehow I believe I got blamed for that although you were supposed to be in the truck waiting for my signal from Grampy.

The basketball games, in the barn, twisted ankles, hitting the cows in the head with the ball and breaking the light.
And as a "Duke" of Marlborough High, you rebounding and passing it to me so I could shoot. It was too rough under the boards for me!

Speaking of the cows, did they ever get out??!
Remember the skunk?

Your girls, my nieces teaching them bad habits when they were too young to know better! They probably don't remember that!

Listening to you talk about driving your cerement mixer

We grew apart, but we were never apart
I miss you already but I'll see you on the other side.
Say Hi to Mom and Dad

I love you Mike!

Robby, your little brother

Deb & John Zilske

June 6, 2018

Dear Nancy, Emily, Katy & family, Mike will be forever etched in our minds as a friend that gave us and the world so much. We had so many dinners together that were filled with belly laughs and tears. So wonderful, so cherished. Thank you, Mike, you changed us individually and as a couple. We saw how much he loves you, Nancy, Emily & Katy. He loves his grandchildren and you ALL were his first priority~always in all ways. It is an honor to have been a part of Mike's journey and we will miss his bear hugs that happened at the end of each of our visits.
Tenderly and in honor of Mike. Love, Deb & John Zilske

Susan & Norman Bemis

June 5, 2018

Dearest Nancy, Emi & Katy,
We cannot find the words to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of your beloved Mike.
We loved his sense of humor and smile. For his gentleness and kindness to animals and children.
For sharing that special place in Maine and for the many laughs and tears throughout the years.
May you all know how much your husband and dad will be missed by so many and how many
lives he has touched. We are praying for you all. Lots of Love Norman & Susan

Scott and Jeannie Butler

June 5, 2018

To all of Mike's family. With special thoughts for Nancy and his brothers, Rob, Mathew, Scott and sister Penny. All folks we grew up with in Marlborough. Our condolences with your loss of husband and brother.
We have fond memories of Mike, and you all, and wish you all well in your time of grief.

Sincerely,
Scott and Jeannie Butler
Marlborough

Karen Coleman

June 5, 2018

Nancy, Katie and Em. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to the many wonderful memories you have. They will get you through this sad time. I have one of the picture frames that Mike made in my living room . I don't know if you remember that Nancy. Every time I drive by your house I think of you guys. Hugs to you all. Karen and Dave Coleman

Kelly (Hunt) Ryll

June 4, 2018

Nancy,
So sad to learn of Mike's passing and how adrift you must feel. Keeping you in my prayers and hoping that you find comfort in the memories you and Mike created as a family. He is, once again, sharing a laugh with Auntie Gail. May you find solace knowing he is not alone.

My deepest condolences to Emilee, Katy, Robbie, Matthew, Scott and Penny - Mike is gone too soon but we were all blessed to know him.

Peace to you all,

Kelly (Hunt) Ryll
West Chesterfield, NH

Peter Beauregard

June 4, 2018

Dear Nancy and Family,

Jane and I were so sorry to hear of Michael's passing. What a wonderful person he was and will be missed terribly. We are holding your whole family in our thoughts and prayers.

Grace and Peace,

Peter and Jane Beauregard
298 Jaffrey Road
Marlborough, NH 03455

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