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John R. Morris, Sr.

October 6, 1938 January 24, 2014
John R. Morris, Sr.
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Grand Isle - John R Morris Sr. passed away at his home on January 24, 2014. He was born October 6, 1938, in Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest of 4 children of the late John James Morris and Anna (Luzaitis) Morris. John graduated from the Rindge Technical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and married the love of his life, Bette (Sullivan) on June 5th, 1957. He enlisted in the US Marine Corp in 1956 and served through 1969. He left the Marine Corps after one tour of duty in Vietnam as a 1st Lt. After the Marines, he worked for the FAA as an electrical technician retiring in 1993. John and his late wife Bette bought a farm in Grand Isle, VT in 1978 which he loved very much and enjoyed raising a variety of animals and tending to their theme gardens. He was also an avid Atlatlist, placing 55th in the world. Survivors include his children; John R. Morris, Jr. of St. Albans, Steve Morris and his wife, Sandy, of Essex, VT, Laura Blood and her husband, Neal, of Charlotte, VT and Amy Litchfield and her husband, David, of Bradford, VT and his grandchildren, Justin & Kate Morris, Andrea & Michael Blood and Alex & Shaun Morris; his three sisters, Barbara Corning and her husband, Don, Kathleen Irvine and her husband, Roy and Rosemary Campbell and her husband, Bob and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Bette on December 15, 2009. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral services will then be in the Heald Chapel at 4:00 PM, with Jan Watt officiating. Interment with military honors will be held later this spring at the family lot in the Grand Isle Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden & Grand Isle Counties, 110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446 or the Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department, P.O. Box 168, North Hero, VT 05474. Please visit to leave a private message of condolence to the Morris family.

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