Morris R. Dwight Jr. (1941 - 2014)

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  • "So sorry to hear about Morris...You are in our thoughts and..."
    - Cynthia Goller
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WHATELY - Morris R. Dwight, Jr., 72, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his home in Whately.
Born Oct. 5, 1941 in Greenfield, he was the youngest of four children of Morris R. Dwight, Sr. and Evelyn (Dickinson) Dwight. Morris graduated from Frontier Regional High School in 1959 and from STCC in 1966 with a degree in Machine & Tool Design.
On June 16, 1968, he married Elizabeth Walker of Pelham. They made their home in Whately and raised two children in the house he designed and built.
Morris retired from Smith & Wesson in 2007 after 18 years as a Machine & Tool Designer. He enjoyed many hobbies throughout his life, such as woodworking, working on cars, gunsmithing, metalworking and traveling New England to attend car and engine shows, with one of his favorite destinations being Owls Head, Maine.
Morris was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Merit; his sister, Lois Zononi and her husband, Vic Zononi.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his daughter, Jenny Richards and her husband, Bill, of Greenfield; his son, Steven and his significant other, LeeAnna Gray, of Chesterfield; his brother, Richard and his wife, Ethel, of Hatfield; his sister-in-law, Grace Dwight of Whately, and many nieces and nephews.
His grandchildren, Daniel, Kelsey and Evelyn Richards, will deeply miss their loving "Pop".
Calling hours are Monday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. Burial will follow immediately after in Whately Center Cemetery, Whately.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Owls Head Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 277, Owls Head, ME 04854 or Jonesport Historical Society, c/o Bill Plaskon, P.O. Box 603, Jonesport, ME 04649
Expressions of sympathy are available at:
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Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
(413) 665-4046
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Published in The Recorder on May 10, 2014