Brian R Morrill
April 5, 1949 – June 10, 2021
Lexington TWP- Brian Roger Morrill, 72, passed away on June 10, 2021, surrounded by his family. It would mark just over three years after doctors told him he had six months to live after his cancer diagnosis. Brian was born in Sanford, ME on April 5, 1949, the son of Roger and Captola (Fleming) Morrill.
Brian was a graduate of Sanford High School, class of 1968. Days after graduation, Brian enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Vietnam War. After returning from the service, Brian worked with his father as a plumber for Morrill and Sons Plumbing. Eventually, Brian bought his father’s business and renamed it Brian Morrill Plumbing, until he retired as a Master Plumber in 2010.
Brian had many passions in life, from spending time with his kids and grandkids, to spending countless hours on the Kennebec fly-fishing and in the woods hunting for deer and birds (sometimes bringing home a surprise turkey thanks to his bird dog Cash); Brian was a Mainah’ through and through. When he wasn’t with family or enjoying nature, you could find him watching old westerns, riding his motorcycle, driving his Jeep, working in his woodshed or going out to eat. Typically, going out to eat usually meant spending fifteen minutes eating and 45 minutes talking to a stranger on the walk to the bathroom. Brian spent countless years skiing, he served on Eaton Mountain ski patrol for many years, and he was also a lifetime Mason at the Masonic Blue Lodge 55 of Alfred.
Brian is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife, Claire (McCray) Morrill; his children Eric Morrill and wife Amanda, Justin Morrill and wife Shonda, Miranda Jones and husband Matthew, Timothy Walker and his significant other Egypt Melland, Matthew Walker and his wife Becki; his grandchildren, Autumn, Isaac, Cayligh, Caleb, Lucien, Taran; his beloved dog Rosie; his adopted family, Paul and Heather Hilenski and their son Jacob; nephew, Timothy Morrill and his wife Nicole and their son Everett; close friends, Brad Smolin, Kim O’Neil, Kathy Hammond, Ron Prevoir, Mike Raven and Nancy Merrill. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Larry Morrill.
A Celebration of Brian’s life will be held on July 3, 2021, from 12PM-4PM at Eric and Amanda’s, with food and refreshments. Burial will take place at the family’s convenience at Evergreen cemetery in Alfred.
Brian’s family would like to give a special thank you to all the wonderful people of hospice that were involved in his care, these people are truly angels.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brian’s name can either be made to Androscoggin Hospice House or the Masonic Blue Lodge 55 of Alfred.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine. Anyone who wishes to leave the family messages can do so on our website at – www.smartandedwardsfh.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Brian R Morrill
June 19, 2021
sending Claire and family condolences
June 17, 2021
Brian was a good friend. So many memories. It was awesome when I found Mike and then found out how you two shared memories of Cianbro and fishing. Clair was a true blessing coming into your life. We will help take are of her always. Our sincerest sympathies going out to all family and friends. XO Nancy & Mike
June 16, 2021
Brian fought hard as he loved living! Loved all his stories and he had many. TY for all of them Brian. My heartful condolences to his family.
June 15, 2021
Rest easy my friend. When I get to the other side I'll make sure the coffee pot is on.
We go way back, the memories are endless. I hope for peace and comfort as your family grieves your loss.
Never forgotten ❤
June 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss! I hadn't seen Brian in at least 20 years, but he left behind a lot of good memories!