William Morrison

William James Morrison Sr.

Friday October 21, 1921 - Sunday February 17, 2019
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Millerton – William James Morrison, Sr., 97, a sixty five year resident of Millerton, NY died peacefully on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bill worked in the chemical mixing room at Keuffel & Esser in Millerton for over 25 years before retiring in 1984.

Born October 21, 1921 in Ashland, Wisconsin he was the son of the late Euclid and Frances (Pufall) Morrison. Following high school Bill enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country for nearly 20 years before being honorably discharged from the Naval Reserves in 1959. On June 10, 1951 at St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton, he married Ruth Conklin. Mrs. Morrison died May 26, 2011.

Mr. Morrison or “Mr.Bill” or “Morgy” as he was affectionately known to family and friends was an avid bowler and reader and enjoyed playing cribbage and other card games with his family. He enjoyed woodworking and caning furniture in his spare time also. He was a life member of the Millerton Legion Post 178 and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and the Millerton Fire Company and was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton and St. Bernard Church in Sharon, CT.

Bill is survived by four children; Betty Morrison, Tom Morrison and his wife Barbara, Bill Morrison, Jr. and his wife Candy all of Millerton and Bob Morrison and his wife Alicia of Livermore, CA; his sister, Frances Rickard of Colby, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Moriah Sarvis and her husband Anthony, Melissa Morrison and her companion Diane D'Allessandro, Jessica LaBarre and her husband Lucas, Kaylea Morrison and Naomi Morrison; two step grandchildren, Henry Handlowich and Regina Swisher and her husband Jerry, a step great granddaughter, Ashley Mineavage and her daughter Avery, a great granddaughter, Julianna LaBarre and several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by two sisters, three brothers and a step grandson, Richard Handlowich.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11am at St. Bernard Church, New St., Sharon, CT. Monsignor Vittorio Guerrera will officiate. Burial will follow at Irondale Cemetery, Millerton, NY with Standard Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton Fire Company, P.O. 733, Millerton, NY 12546, American Cancer Society or to the Poughkeepsie Chapter of Catholic Charities for the Blind. To send an online condolence please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home
    37 Park Avenue
    MILLERTON, NY 12546
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    St. Bernard’s Church
    Monsignor Vittorio Guerrera
  • Interment

    Irondale Cemetery
    Route 22
    MILLERTON, NY 12546
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Debby (Davis) Cromwell

Posted at 02:14pm
Heartfelt condolences to all in the Morrison family from your neighbors across Simmons Street.
We remember many fun times playing in your yard (your Dad put together an amazing swing set) or ours for hours on end. Your parents were always welcoming, friendly, and supportive. We remember them both with great fondness; they were wonderful people. from the Davis girls: Debby, Nancy, Priscilla, and Amy

Bob Riemer

Posted at 11:03am
My deepest condolences go out to the Morrison Family for their loss. William was a true patriot and gentleman. He was always deeply concerned on good education for his children and support for his loving wife Ruth. William and Ruth were faithful for attending school open houses to see how their children were doing. They were always strong supporters of Webutuck Central School, as they were for their community.
I enjoyed having all their children who were enjoyable students.
As a result of William and Ruth's diligent concern for their community and friends and many local organizations all their children become wonderful contributing citizens themselves. Again, my prayers go out to all William's associated family members and friends as they bask in the wonderful memories that were created by William and his loving wife Ruth. My wife and I send our strong support as you all remember the past!

Raymond Loper

Posted at 02:47pm
So very sorry for your loss, Regards Ray

Jim and Barbara Lattrell

Posted at 10:06am
Our thoughts are with you all. Hugs and Love-

Bunny and George Moore

Posted at 07:26pm
Sending all our best and prayers to Dear Poppy's family.

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