Published DatePLYMOUTH — Eugene David Morton, Jr., 52, of Quincy Rd., Plymouth, passed away at Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester, on Monday, March 26, 2013 after a brief illness.
Born on January 31, 1961, in Plymouth, NH, he was the son of Eugene D. and the late Patricia (Smialek) Morton, Sr. Eugene was raised on Pleasant St., in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School.
Eugene was a butcher by trade and worked for several area grocers and markets including: Adams Market, in Plymouth, Crisantes Market (throughout NH), and was most recently employed by the Campton Cupboard. Eugene also worked as a security guard in Waterville Valley.
Eugene was an avid gunsman and sportsman who liked to spend time hunting and fishing. He loved all manners of outdoors activities especially tending to his lawn. He was a member of the Pemi-Valley Fish & Game Club. Eugene was a caring and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always put others before himself. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and all those whose lives he has touched throughout the years.
Eugene is predeceased by his mother, and grandparents, Walter and Jenny Smialek.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Jolene P. Morton, of Plymouth; father, Eugene D. Morton, Sr., of Campton; three sons, Joshua Crosby and wife Roxy, of Manchester, Eugene D. Morton, III, of Plymouth, and Adam Brett and significant other, Beth Clapper, of Meredith; three daughters, Patricia L. Morton, of Plymouth, Malissa Reed and husband Brian Reed, Sr., of Laconia, and Kathy Horton and husband Roger, of Gilford; three sisters, Barbara Reome, of NY, Jenny Chase, of Laconia, and Ann Merrifield, of Campton; three grandchildren, Damion, Dakota, and Bryson; many nieces, nephews and extended family members throughout the area.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eugene's memory may be made to the Pemi-Valley Fish & Game Club, PO Box 38, Plymouth, NH 03264.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 1:00 pm through 3:00 pm. A memorial service will follow the calling hours in the funeral home at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bickford, pastor, will officiate. A private interment will be held in Trinity Cemetery, Holderness, at a later date.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com