Hugh Morse, 91, of Hamden, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle & friend passed away on July 15, 2012 in Wallingford. Hugh was the husband of Catherine Gallagher Morse. He was born in Braintree, VT on June 3, 1921, son of the late Charles C. Morse, Sr & Pansy Walker Morse. Hugh was a WWII Army Veteran and a retired Plant Engineer for Southern New England Telephone Company. Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter Judith A. Morse of Madison, WI; his sons, David H. Morse & his wife Beverly of Wallingford and Richard A. Morse of Orange, and his grandchildren Katelynn E. Morse, Kerri W. Hilton & Connor D. Morse. He was predeceased by his son Robert S. Morse and his siblings, Charles C. Morse Jr. & Abigail Bartlett. Hugh was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. For that organization he crafted many wood toys which were donated to local hospitals. He also was a volunteer for the CT Cystic Fibrosis Association. Friends may visit with his family on Thursday, July 19th, in BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM and may attend his Funeral Service that will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment which will follow in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CT Chapter, 101 Centerpoint Dr, Suite 107, Middletown, CT 06457.

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  1. Dave, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. I wish you and your family peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Dear Mrs. Morse & Family: Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for the passing of Hugh. He was such a wonderful person who has touched all of our lives in so many ways and here are just a few to mention: He was always there for my dad (Eugene Florio) and my mom (Antoinette Florio) whenever they needed help. Plowing the driveway during the cold winter snow storms, to helping with any projects that needed to be done around the house. I remember when he took me on vacation and taught me how to catch trout among other things. When I had my daughters he made them a beautiful doll cradle for their dolls that they still have today and have saved for their children. Hugh was a wonderful man who was my dad’s best friend and was always giving of himself to help others. He will be truly missed and remembered by us all. With all our Love, Prayers and Sympathy,

  3. Dear Mrs. Morse, Jude, David and Richard, My sincere thoughts & prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond childhood memories of your father. His kind and cheerful nature will always be remembered…. Love,

  4. Dear Mrs. Morse, Jude, David, Richard and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband and dad was truly .one of a kind.. He was so blessed to be able to use his hands in such a creative way and to make so many people smile with his creations! I treasure his wooden .toast. tongs and will always remember his strength, determination and ingenuity. May God comfort you as you go through these difficult days together. With love and prayers, Patricia C. .The eternal God is a dwelling place and underneath are the Everlasting Arms..- Deuteronomy 33:27

  5. Jude, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know that words are not enough but remember what a difference one single life has made.

  6. Mr Morse..i know dads go to special places so I know you can see all..You must have truly been some kind of amazing person because you raised an awesome son(RICH). Our prayers to your family as they morn their loss and celebrate your eternal peace.

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