WASHINGTON - Albert Arthur Morrie, 62, of Morrie Road passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in an accident on Emery Road in the town of Orange.
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Born in Barre on Aug. 1, 1950, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Arlene (Beede) Morrie. Albert attended Washington Village School and Spaulding High School.
As a young man he joined the Army National Guard.
On Jan. 5, 1974, he married Lee Ann Coyne in St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in East Barre. The couple have always made their home in Washington.
Mrs. Morrie passed away on June 18, 1992.
Following in his father's footsteps, he purchased the family farm in November of 1974, milking cows, running the sawmill, and producing maple syrup. He continued to maintain the family farm, raising beef cattle since 1988, while working over the years for Moran Excavating, Anderson Concrete and most recently for Bond Auto.
Survivors include four children, Eric Morrie of San Jose, Calif.; Lesa Morrie of Atlanta, Ga.; Luke Morrie and his wife, Mindy of Lancaster, Pa. and Adam Morrie and his companion, Heather Thayer of Washington; three grandchildren, Paige, Kadence and Layna Morrie. He is also survived by three sisters, Shirley Bailey of Williamstown; Marion Abbott and her husband, Dick of Orange; Barbara Buzwell and her husband, John of Groton, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Cyr Barn on Cyr Road in Orange.
A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Sugarwoods Cemetery on Morrie Road in Washington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Albert's memory may be made to the Washington Fast Squad, P.O. Box 133, Washington, VT 05675.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
Published in Times Argus on Sept. 20, 2012