Marjorie B. Morton


NAUGATUCK — Marjorie B. Morton, 91, of Naugatuck and Cape Coral, Fla., passed away on March 29, 2023, after a prolonged struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her family was at her side.

Marjorie was born in Laconia, N.H., to Everett and Verna (Severance) Brown, the youngest of their four daughters. Naugatuck was her home for many decades until she moved to her beloved Florida.

Marjorie was predeceased by her son Bill/John; her husband Frederick, whom she lovingly cared for through his journey with Alzheimer’s; her parents and siblings. She is survived by three daughters, Marcia Brown, Lorna (Rick) Bolduc, and Coleen (Pierce) Campbell; two grandchildren, Sarah Bolduc (Frederick Harvey) and David (Lady-Thelma) Bolduc; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind her beloved cat Zachary, champion gecko hunter.

In her early years, Marjorie volunteered for many organizations, including the St. Michael’s Thursday Nighters, Junior Women’s Club, YMCA, St. Michael’s Vestry and Eastern Star. She was a woman’s rights advocate who walked door to door in the 1960s to support legal birth control, and continued as the chair of fundraising for Planned Parenthood.

Marjorie was director of Christian education at several Waterbury and Naugatuck Episcopal churches, later becoming the technical services librarian and director of work study at Post College.

After she retired, she went to work at her daughter’s store, Dava, where her co-workers affectionately called her “Inspector 99.” In Florida, she worked for Hope Hospice.

Marjorie was a confidante and friend to many, the consummate hostess who gathered friends for cards, dinner, theater or just camaraderie. She loved to decorate and to travel with her husband Frederick.

After retirement, she supported social causes and her church, bequeathing the gifts of philanthropy and care for others to her children.

We especially thank the friends who are like family, Mary Moran and Karen Noel, who steadily supported us and Mom through these long years.

The loving staff at Beacon Brook, where Mom spent her final months, were gentle, caring and kind and we are grateful.

Services will be at St. Michael’s Church on The Green in Naugatuck on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Michael’s Church, 210 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770; or to Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats, P.O. Box 946, Cheshire, CT 06410.