Herman R. “Joe” Morse, Jr. and Lillian A. “Tuddie” Morse

The family of Herman R. “Joe” Morse, Jr. and Lillian A. “Tuddie” Morse announce their cremation interment at Rochester Center Cemetery. “Joe” passed away peacefully on July 26, 2018 and “Tuddie” passed away peacefully on August 12, 2012.

“Joe” was well-known for his wonderful furniture restoration, repair, and chair caning. Before his retirement, he was a local machinist. A veteran of the Korean War, “Joe” was stationed in the state of Washington for two years, 1950 through 1952 and held the rank of Sargent with an honorable discharge. Prior to her retirement, “Tuddie” worked at Baldwin Brothers, Inc. and American Research & Management Company, both of Marion. She was an excellent homemaker, secretary, and an avid reader. Together they enjoyed working on their property and dancing to country music.

They are both missed for their love, generosity and kindness. A private grave-side interment will be held in early September.

Children include: Donna Lee Tufts and her husband Peter of Marion; Michael G. Thompson of Mattapoisett; Deborah Olival and her husband Thomas of Fairhaven; and Nancy Morse and her partner James Savaria of Fairhaven. Grandchildren include: Bruce A. Faulkner, III of Enfield, New Hampshire; Heidi A. Faulkner of E. Freetown; and Christopher Leduc of Fairhaven. One Great-Grandson, Gavin L. Machado, of E. Freetown. “Joe” leaves a sister, Althea Lawrence of Rochester. “Tuddie” leaves a brother, Joseph “Duffy” Clapp, of Rochester.

Anyone wishing to donate in remembrance of “Tuddie” and “Joe”, may make a donation to any of the following: The Plumb Library of Rochester, The Rochester Police, or the Rochester Fire Department.


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