East Hartford – Nancy S. Morrison passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois on April 22, 1926 to George Sutherland and Hazel (Morganweck) Sutherland. Nancy attended Washington College in Maryland and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State College with a degree in teaching. She married the late Dr. John E. Morrison in 1947 until his death in 1980. Nancy and John lived in Vienna Austria for several years and resided in Norwich, CT for 30 years before Nancy moved to Pomfret, CT in 1985.
She is predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers including her twin brother George and her Daughter Alice Ligourie. She is survived by her children Mary Jo Morrison, Laura Morrison and her partner Jon Parley, Thomas A. Morrison and his wife Debra, James Morrison and his wife Judith, Jonathan Morrison and his wife Annette as well as her six grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy worked as a teacher in Norwich and a tutor at the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT. She was an avid reader, a gifted and creative artist. She enjoyed teaching art to her fellow residents at the Seely Brown Retirement Community. In 2014, the art room at Seely Brown Village was dedicated to her. She enjoyed birding, gardening, and sewing. Nancy had many friends in Pomfret and was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church.
All are welcome to attend a mass for Nancy to be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Pomfret, CT on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with a private burial to follow. Services have been entrusted to Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution in her name to Rectory School, 528 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT 06258, www.rectoryschool.org/giving/donation-form