In memory of
Dr. John L. Morse
In memory of
Dr. John L. Morse
NASHUA – Dr. John L. Morse, 83, of Nashua, passed away peacefully after a sudden illness Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at Southern NH Medical Center with his devoted wife and family at his side. Jack (as he was known by his family and friends) was born in Newton, Mass. on Dec. 24, 1933. He was the husband of Mary (Teplitz) Morse, whom he married on Sept. 4, 1960.  They have shared over 56 years of marriage and friendship.  Jack will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend by all who loved spending time with him.  His greatest pleasure was to spend time with his family and friends.  Jack also enjoyed reading, walking and playing bridge.  He was an avid pool player and loved to travel, and shared many international trips with Mary for both work and pleasure. Jack was the one who introduced his wife to camping and they spent many happy years sharing this with their family.  Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park became a refuge for him and his wife in the summer, regardless of where their travels had taken them. In his younger years, he also enjoyed tennis, water skiing and fishing. In more recent years, Jack volunteered at the Nashua Adult Learning Center in teaching English as a second language to immigrants and refugees who had moved to the United States.  He was known by all for his kindness, calmness, compassion, and deep connections with people of all ages and backgrounds.  Jack will truly be missed and remembered by many. Jack was both a clinical and school psychologist.  His career included living and working for Perkins School f/t Blind, the Strafford Learning Center, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He received numerous state and national awards and accolades for his work on behalf of individuals with special needs.  Jack earned his Ed.D from Boston University in 1970.  He did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and was proud to have started his professional education at Newton Junior College. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army and the United State Army Reserves. In addition to his beloved wife and best friend, Mary, he is survived by his children, Lisa Morse Nakamura, Mark Leigh Morse and Karen Morse Cerato; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Alex, Katie, Ben and Rachel.  Jack was also grateful to Steve (Lauren's father), Brook (Alex and Ben's mother) and Mike (Katie and Rachel's father) for their support and their love.  He also is survived by his brother, William Morse of Lake City, Fla.; and 16 nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his twin sister, Pat and his older sister, Anita. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Nashua.  Friends are asked to bring a photo of Jack to share in a collage, and to wear bright colors to represent the light he brought to us all.  Donations may be made to Friends of Acadia - friendsofacadia.org/. Please refer to the Davis Funeral Home website, davisfuneralhomenh.com , other details.  The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at davisfuneralhomenh.com  "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".
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Nashua, NH 03064-2238
In memory of
Dr. John L. Morse
NASHUA – Dr. John L. Morse, 83, of Nashua, passed away peacefully after a sudden illness Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at Southern NH Medical Center with his devoted wife and family at his side. Jack (as he was known by his family and friends) was born in Newton, Mass. on Dec. 24, 1933. He was the husband of Mary (Teplitz) Morse, whom he married on Sept. 4, 1960.  They have shared over 56 years of marriage and friendship.  Jack will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend by all who loved spending time with him.  His greatest pleasure was to spend time with his family and friends.  Jack also enjoyed reading, walking and playing bridge.  He was an avid pool player and loved to travel, and shared many international trips with Mary for both work and pleasure. Jack was the one who introduced his wife to camping and they spent many happy years sharing this with their family.  Seawall Campground in Acadia National Park became a refuge for him and his wife in the summer, regardless of where their travels had taken them. In his younger years, he also enjoyed tennis, water skiing and fishing. In more recent years, Jack volunteered at the Nashua Adult Learning Center in teaching English as a second language to immigrants and refugees who had moved to the United States.  He was known by all for his kindness, calmness, compassion, and deep connections with people of all ages and backgrounds.  Jack will truly be missed and remembered by many. Jack was both a clinical and school psychologist.  His career included living and working for Perkins School f/t Blind, the Strafford Learning Center, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He received numerous state and national awards and accolades for his work on behalf of individuals with special needs.  Jack earned his Ed.D from Boston University in 1970.  He did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and was proud to have started his professional education at Newton Junior College. Jack was a veteran of the United States Army and the United State Army Reserves. In addition to his beloved wife and best friend, Mary, he is survived by his children, Lisa Morse Nakamura, Mark Leigh Morse and Karen Morse Cerato; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Alex, Katie, Ben and Rachel.  Jack was also grateful to Steve (Lauren's father), Brook (Alex and Ben's mother) and Mike (Katie and Rachel's father) for their support and their love.  He also is survived by his brother, William Morse of Lake City, Fla.; and 16 nieces and nephews.   In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by his twin sister, Pat and his older sister, Anita. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Nashua.  Friends are asked to bring a photo of Jack to share in a collage, and to wear bright colors to represent the light he brought to us all.  Donations may be made to Friends of Acadia - friendsofacadia.org/. Please refer to the Davis Funeral Home website, davisfuneralhomenh.com , other details.  The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at davisfuneralhomenh.com  "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".
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