EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 7, 2013

Clifton L. Morse, 82

Georgetown — Clifton L. Morse, 82, of Georgetown, died Sunday at the Oxford Manor Nursing Home in Haverhill.

Clifton was born in Salem, Mass., on October 6,1930, to the late Charles C. and Margaret R. (Kelly) Morse.

He was a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School, and received his degree from Notre Dame University. Clifton was employed as a technical writer for the Wolverine Corporation in Merrimack until his retirement.

He is a member of the Georgetown Knights Of Columbus.

Clifton served in the U.S. Air Force for two years during the Korean war and was one of a distinguished group of fighter pilots.

He began the hobby of building model airplanes as a youth and continued for many years. He was a member of a remote control flying club in Rowley for several years, and took much pride in building and flying his remote controlled model planes.

Clifton is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Delpero) Morse of Georgetown; his three daughters, Linda M. Pimenta of Manchester, N.H., Patty Tortolini and her husband, Peter, of Londonderry N.H., and Rachel Zanni of Phlugerville, Texas; and his two sons, Gregory Morse and his wife, Diane, of Groveland, and Steven Morse and his wife, Aurora, of North Reading. Also among his survivors are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Morse of Beverly.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday at 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Church in Georgetown. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody. Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Merton E. Robert Jr. Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.

For directions, or to offer condolences, please visit wwwcontefuneralhomes.com.