Phyllis Lillian (Daniels) Morra, 88, of North Haven, wife of 57 years to the late Alfred Morra, passed away at Connecticut Hospice on September 26, 2019. Born in West Haven on May 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Herbert S. and Lillian (Williams) Daniels. She was a graduate of Meriden High School, Class of 1949. She is survived by her brother-in-law Charles V. Morra (Jacqueline) of VA; nephews Michael J. Morra (June) of West Haven, William D. Daniels (Ruby) of TN, John J. Daniels of Long Island, NY, and Anthony & Dominic Morra, both of VA; nieces Patricia Aceto (Michael) and Michele Morra, both of East Haven, Megan Huffman (Rob) of NC, Mikelle Bonan (Michael) of VA; grandnieces Amy Crossman (Kevin) of FL, Sharrah Daniels of TX, Stephanie Ferraiolo of Branford, and Brennan Huffman of NC; grandnephews Michael F. Aceto, Jr. (Megan) of Waterbury, William D. Daniels, Jr. of TX, Zack Daniels of NM, Colton and Aidan Crossman of FL, Jordan and Drew Huffman of NC, and Robert J. Beyer, III of TX. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Alfred, her brother William H. Daniels, and sister-in-law Marianna. Phyllis worked as a secretary for many years at the former Meriden Hospital, Equipment Sales Co., and High Meadows in Hamden, as well as at the Hospital of St. Raphael. She was a member of the former North Haven Art Guild, Animal Haven, and the Hospital of St. Raphael Auxiliary. She loved dogs, horses, and wildlife. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. If desired, friends may make memorial gifts to any of the following organizations: Rap-A-Pony, 995 North Farms Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492; Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary, P.O. Box 926, Lompoc, CA 93438; The World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 96555, Washington, DC 20077; AmeriCares Foundation, 88 Hamilton Ave., Stamford, CT 06902; The Salvation Army; or The American Lung Association. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden.

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  1. We all love you Phyllis and will miss your smiling face and big heart…I am happy that you and Al will be together again in heaven…
    Love, David, Laura, Joshua, Alexandra, Gianna, Giancarlo, Olivia Esposito

  2. Aunt Phyllis it was a long hard road but we came out the way you wanted it. You were able to stay at home for almost the last day. Harley was watching and keeping you company the whole time. now he is with his new family with four other dogs to play with and I am told is very happy. I hope you and Uncle Al are together again and say hello to my Mom and Dad and Grampa. love you Michael

  3. Phyllis, you were the best Godmother that anyone could ever ask for and you filled my life and my childrens’ with your love, kindness and generosity. You taught me the importance of capturing life in photographs and instilled the love of photography in me. I always enjoyed the photographic strolls down memory lane with you over the years and will miss seeing your latest photos, especially the eagles. I am sorry that you had to leave us, but happy that you and Al can be together again, along with Chico, Charlie, and Duncan. We love you and miss you! Joy, Carmine, Nicholas, Alexander, Stephen, and Elizabeth DeNardo

  4. Aunt Phyllis,
    In church last Mother’s Day the pastor talked about all of the people in your life who were not moms but were like a mom to you. He went on to thank them for the motherly work they did. Thank you Aunt Phyllis for being one of those people for me. Although you were not able to have your own children you treated all your nieces and nephews like they were your children. You were the glue that held the Daniels family together. We consider ourselves blessed and very thankful to have had you in our lives. I will forever cherish our memories together. You taught us love, kindness and the importance of family. The boys and I got an education and experience in Eagle watching when we visited. You shared your love of horses and dogs. We will miss you dearly but hope you are visiting with Uncle Al, Bill Sr., Zack, Lillian and the rest of your family. Love, Kevin, Amy, Colton, Aidan and Lexi.

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