1926 – 2011
Putnam – Frederick “Fred” Morgan, 85, of Maynard St., died Monday, November 7, 2011 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Lavigne) Morgan. They were married June 17, 1950 in St. Mary Church, Putnam. He was born in West Woodstock to the late George and Harriet (Morgan) Place. At the age of five, after the death of his mother, he was adopted by his aunt and uncle, the late William and Claire (Bonneville) Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Sea Bees, 122nd Battalion in the Philippines, and then went on to Borneo and China until his honorable discharge on March 7, 1946. He worked as an electrical foreman for IBEW local 35 in Hartford until his retirement in 1990. He always loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing especially. He was a member and past president of the Valley Springs Sportsman Club. He also enjoyed restoring antiques.
In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by his son, Roland Morgan of Portsmouth, RI, his daughter Ann McColgan, and her husband George of N. Woodstock; his brother, Harry Place of W. Woodstock; his sister Evelyn Apley of Marathon, FL; his grandchildren, George McColgan III, Daniel McColgan, and Elaine McColgan; and his son in-law, Kevin Fitzgerald. Fred was predeceased by his daughter, the late Jane Fitzgerald; his brothers, the late Albert “Bud” Morgan, and Charles Place; and his sister, the late Dorothy Guertin.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Fred’s family from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cardiac Rehab Center @ Day Kimball Hospital, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260.