Alicia M. Morris, aged 58, who had been the manager of the MoMA Design Store for 29 years, died Jan.16th in New York City from the effects of anorectal melanoma.
The daughter of Jack and Lu Morris, Old Greenwich, CT, she was deeply engaged in the family lives of her siblings Tom (Marion), Brooklin, ME, Hans (Kate), New York City and Stockbridge, MA; Fritz, Redding, CT; Monika (Marwan) Kreidie, Philadelphia, and Ted (Susan), Park City, UT, her 13 nieces and nephews and 18 List and Rogers cousins.
She also loved her friends and colleagues at MoMA, who were like another family to her, as well as her suppliers and many customers. Her wide circle of friends were particularly important to Alicia, including her special bond with Peter Helm.
She loved reading, film, art, jewelry making and other handicrafts. Born in Ridgewood, NJ on April 30, 1960, she grew up in New Rochelle, was a champion swimmer at Larchmont Yacht Club, New Rochelle HS and William Smith College, from which she graduated.
Funeral will be private. A memorial service at MoMA is to be scheduled. The Alicia Morris Memorial Fund to benefit anorectal melanoma cancer research (particularly that of her doctor, Gary Schwartz),and the arts has been established. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at www.aliciamorris.org