David Morse, 76, loving husband of Bette Bergman Morse of Devonshire Rd. Wolcott, passed away Feb. 19, in the Masonic Geriatric Healthcare Center of Wallingford after a brief illness. He was born in New Haven January 16, 1934 son of the late Donald E. and Clara Austin Morse and was a licensed arborist. He was employed with the former Walgren Tree Service, Cheshire Tree Service. Dave also was a carpenter and logsmith, having built several log homes. He was a former member of the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Dept. Father of Jenifer and her husband Steven Niezgorski of Danbury , Jason and his wife Caroline Morse of Naugatuck , and the late David 'Dax' McIntier. Brother of Elsie Smith of Hamden , Myra Fezza of Northford, Claire Stubbs and Judith DiLeone both of Hamden . Dave is also survived by two beloved granddaughters Evelyn and Eloise Morse, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Tuesday Feb. 23, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service and interment on Wednesday will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169, Ely, MN. 55731.

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  1. We are keeping your family in our hearts and will be thinking of you in this very difficult time. With love, always, The Waylands

  2. Dave taught me what it meant to be an Arborist and a tree climber in the late 70’s with the eggs in my shirt pocket approach . . always professional

  3. Dear Bette, Jenifer and Jason, I wish you peace during this time of mourning. I hope that Dave’s memory brings more warmth than sadness to you all. Bless you all and know that many are with you at this hour, regretfully, Rich

  4. Dear Jason, Jen, and Bette, It was always such a pleasure to see Dave with his warm, welcoming smile. I’m very sorry and send all our love, Gary and Christina

  5. My deepest sympathies to all for your loss. The loss of a parent is most profound. May the joy of your father’s memory last forever. With deepest sympathy, Michael L. Castroll

  6. Dear Bette, Jason and Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed him so much and his wonderful disposition. I am thinking of you all and sending lots of hugs. ~Julie Hall

  7. Dear Bette, Jason and Jen, We were so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of him. You are in our hearts and prayers. Eileen and Alan Hall

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