Arthur F. “Hunzie” Morris, aged 90 years, passed at his South End home on March 26, 2021. A devoted husband and Catholic, he joins his wife Theresa J. (Childs) Morris in the afterlife for eternity.
A proud descendant of the Québécois who emigrated to the Merrimack Valley, his pépé’s family name (Gagnon) adorned one of the stained glass windows at St. Louis de Gonzague, the “French Church” on Federal Street, where five generations of the family received the sacraments.
A United States Air Force veteran, he served at Thule AFB during the Korean Conflict before returning to Newburyport to start a family and begin his life’s work as a tireless, uncompromising, and always in-demand private contractor. A lifelong Newburyport resident and talented craftsman, the city’s homes are filled with examples of his work.
His family mourns the loss of their steadfast patriarch, but celebrates and honors his love and unwavering strength that carries on in each of us. He is survived by daughters Jennifer Savage and Susan Vincent, and son Jeffrey Morris as well as their spouses, John Savage, David Vincent, and Jodi Morris, grandchildren (to whom he was “Bumpa”), Erin Savage Freeman, Kimberly Savage, Benjamin Vincent, Jacob Vincent, Thomas Morris, and Jessica Morris, and great-grandchildren Cody Savage, Logan Freeman, and Andrew Morris.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday March 30, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home 193 High Newburyport, MA 01950. THERE IS NO LONGER ANY PARKING AVAILABLE BEHIND THE FUNERAL HOME PER ORDER OF THE CITY OF NEWBURYPORT. Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church and burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of ones choice.
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