Old Lyme - Mary G. Morgan, 81, of Hebron, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Old Lyme.
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She was born on June 14, 1931, in New York, N.Y., the daughter of William and Geraldine McCarten. She was the widow of "the love of her life" John J. Morgan who died this past Feb. Mary attended Elizabeth Seton High School in Yonkers, N.Y. and graduated from the College of St. Elizabeth's in Morristown, N.J. in 1953, with a bachelor's of science in home economics/fashion merchandising. After graduation, she worked as an assistant buyer at B. Altman's in New York City until she married in 1954.
Mary spent her early married years raising her five spirited children while living in California, New York and Michigan. Mary and John lived in Old Lyme for 31 years prior to relocating to Hebron in 2009. Mary enjoyed her many years working at the Old Lyme Learning Center as the lead teacher of the infants and toddlers room. She was an avid reader, loved animals, children and a good laugh. Her sense of humor and spunky demeanor will be missed by those who had the privilege to know her.
Mary is survived by her children, Geraldine, James, Jennifer, Christopher and William Morgan; her grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Katherine, Madeline, Charlie, Colin, Audrey and Lauren; three great-grandchildren, Shane, Ryan and Kiley; and her daughter-in-laws, Laurie Morgan and Patricia Morgan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, in Christ the King Church, McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. Burial will follow in Duck River Cemetery, Old Lyme.
Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for tributes, directions and more service information.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme. An endowment is being set up to purchase materials on early childhood development and to arrange a yearly lecture for the Old Lyme community on early childhood education in Mary's honor.
Published in The Day on Sept. 13, 2012