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Alexander W. Morris

d. August 13, 2023




MILLBURY - Alexander W. Morris, 92 of Millbury, passed away in the comfort of his home on August 13, 2023 surrounded by loving family. He was born and raised in Worcester and was the oldest son of Alexander and Stella (Gorczyca).  He moved to Millbury with his family while in high school.  He was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Worcester and married his high school sweetheart, Irene Bonczek in 1952.

Al honorably served his country for over twelve years beginning with the U.S. Army during the Korean War at Fort Campbell, KY with the 11th Airborne Division and with U.S. Army National Guard. He then served with the U.S. Air National Guard from 1961 to 1965 with the 101st Airborne Division.  During the Berlin Crisis in 1961, the 101st division was activated and Al was sent to Germany.  Al discharged the service as a tech sergeant.

After returning from the service, Al began on an electrical career that would span over 60 years. He worked for Morse Brothers Electric for over 25 years and Coghlin Electric.  He had been recognized by many people as the “guy who worked on the traffic lights in Worcester”.

Al was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 96 and the Worcester County Electric League.

Al took many trade classes from Blackstone Valley Technical High School in Upton due to his keen interest in building and machinery repairs.  Al also took great pride in growing and cultivating his garden and would share its bounty with his family and many friends.

He leaves a daughter, Cathy Rose Suffill and her husband, Ronald of Millbury; two sons, Alexander W. Morris Jr. of Miramar, FL, and James A. Morris; granddaughter, Alexandria Morris and her partner Christopher of Barre; two great grand-sons, Robert and Ryan; sisters  Dorothy Macaruso Beahn of Worcester, Christine Sanoba of Lakeland, Fl, Denise Bailey of Jupiter, FL and Gail Shovlin and her husband Matthew of Oxford, FL;  brothers, Donald Sootkoos of San Diego, CA, Dennis Sootkoos of Madison, Fl, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  Al is predeceased by his beloved wife, Irene, his parents, Alexander and Stella (Gorczyca), his brothers William Morris and Jerald and Joseph Sootkoos and sister Ginger Martin.

In recent years, Al enjoyed attending daily masses at Our Lady of Lourdes in Worcester and going for breakfast with his wide circle of friends at McDonalds.  He also enjoyed lunching at the Millbury Senior Center.

A special thank you to Ann Marie Docimo, a gifted caregiver, wonderful nurse and a daughter-in-law forever.  A special thank-you to Jennette of Bayada Home Health Care (his angel), the VNA nurses from Overlook in Charlton, Worcester Home Care, Paul Miranda, Danny Manzaro and his many friends. 

As per Al’s request, there will no services and burial will be private.  Memorial contributions may be made to either Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1290 Grafton St. Worcester, MA 01604 or the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).   

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