Merle Ellen Morse

Merle Ellen Morse
of Billerica, MA, formerly of Barre, VT; age 99

BILLERICA, MA -- Merle Ellen (Wight) Morse, of Billerica, MA, formerly of Barre, Vermont, passed away at her home on Monday, November 5, 2012.

She was the widow of Horace W. Morse who passed away in 1979.

She was born in East Bethel, Vermont on July 5, 1913, the daughter of Clayton G. and Lida (Buck) Wight. She lived most of her life in South Randolph, Vermont where she owned a dairy farm with her husband. In 1952, the family moved to West Hill, Barre, Vermont where they continued to farm.

Mrs. Morse was a dedicated teacher having taught in numerous schools in Vermont during her teaching career which spanned nearly 60 years.

She is survived by her seven children, Shirley Schult of Billerica, MA with whom she made her home, Walter Morse and his wife, Patricia of Barre, VT, Alice Farmer and her husband, John of Billerica, MA, Horace W. Morse, Jr. (Bud) and his wife, Kendra of Tulsa, OK, Marilyn Bolles and her husband, Winfred of Barre, VT, Daniel Morse and his wife, Nancy of Rigby, ID, and Stephen Morse and his wife, Judy of Hyde Park, VT.

She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her five sisters, one brother, a son-in-law, and a grandson.

Published in Lowell Sun on Nov. 17, 2012