THOMAS MORRIS

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THOMAS MORRIS WILLISTON - Thomas Morris of Williston passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at home surrounded, by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 13, 1938, in Cambuslang, Scotland, to Thomas and Anne (Dawson) Morris. After graduating from Coatbridge Technical College, he moved to Montreal, Quebec, where he worked at Standard Structural Steel. Tom met his wife, Sheila Ann Waite of Alburgh, in 1962. They married and lived in Montreal for four years where their first two children were born. Tom and Sheila later moved to Alburgh and then Pittsfield, Mass., where their third child was born. Tom worked in Pittsfield, Mass., for Nash Steel Corp. for many years and then became selfemployed as a Structural Steel Detailer for most of his career after returning to Vermont. He is survived by his wife, Sheila; his children, Penny and her husband, Tim Eaton of Williston, Robert and his wife, Carmen Morris of Biddeford, Maine, and Thomas and his wife, Michelle Morris of Litchfield, N.H.; and his grandchildren, Nicholas Morris, Ian Morris, Owen Morris, and Nia Morris. He is also survived by his brothers, Andrew Morris and wife, Elizabeth, of Westburn, Scotland, and William Morris and wife, Barbara, of Stowmarket, England; his sister-in-law, Candice Bullock and husband, Michael, of Hinesburg; his brothersin-law, Russell Waite, and Richard Waite and his wife, Diane; and several nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Karen Bullock, and Anne, Carole and Irene Morris. He was predeceased by his sister, Jessie; and parents, Thomas and Anne Morris. Tom will be dearly missed by his family and friends who enjoyed his Scottish brogue, quick wit and willingness to always lend a hand. He liked gardening, listening to Scottish music, dancing and cooking. He loved spending time with his family and made frequent visits to see his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Ethan Allen Masonic Lodge #72, The St. Andrews Society of Vermont, The St. Andrews Pipes and Band, and the Montreal Sons of Scotland. Tom's family would like to thank Teresa Jurich of the Visiting Nurse Association for her kind and compassionate care that she extended to Tom and his family during his illness. A remembrance and celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Online condolences can be made at www.minorfh.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VNA Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446; or , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 054951460.

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Minor Funeral Home
237 Rte 7 S Milton, VT 05468
(802) 893-6323
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 21, 2013
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