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gary morrisonGary R. Morrison

February 10, 1942 - May 12, 2012

Ledyard, CT

Gary R. Morrison, 70, of Blacksmith Drive, Ledyard, passed away suddenly on May 12, 2012, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Gary, born on Feb. 10, 1942, was the son of George R. Morrison and Arlene Ensworth. He was raised in Fulton, N.Y., and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1960.

On Feb. 1, 1964, he married Patricia Doucette.They shared 46 years together. Gary always loved driving, and together they took many day trips throughout New England. A particularly favorite place was New Hampshire.

Gary proudly served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate and retired as master chief petty officer. After leaving the Navy, Gary worked at Electric Boat as an instructor for 20 years.

During his retirement, he enjoyed socializing with a variety of 50+ singles groups, especially the Southeastern Connecticut Singles Association, where he met his dear friend, Beverly Newman. He and Beverly traveled extensively visiting many places both within the country and abroad. Some of which included Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and the Caribbean.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, he was predeceased by his brother, Donald Morrison.

He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia, wife of Michael Coombe, and their children, Shelby and Meredith; a son, Paul Morrison, his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Danielle; and a brother, Lynn A. Morrison and his partner, Mary Jane Beckwith.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. today, May 16, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. The funeral procession will assemble at 10:15 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home and proceed to St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington Street, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Jefferson Ave., New London.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.neilanfuneralhome.com


Published in The Day on May 16, 2012

 

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