SCARBOROUGH -- Carlton L. Morse Jr., 90, of Cedar Brook Dr, Scarborough and formerly of North St, Saco passed away early Sunday morning at the Maine Veterans home.
Carlton was born in Boston, Mass. Nov. 17, 1920, the son of Carlton and Dorothy Weeks Morse Sr. He graduated from Newton High School in 1938 and Hebron Academy in 1939. He then attended the University of Maine where he graduated in 1943 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Morse later served during World War II in the US Navy where he worked for the Navel Research lab in Washington D.C. While in Washington he met and married Evelyn Noel in 1945.
After his service he returned to the family business in Boston Mass., the FW Morse Company, while he and his family lived in Wellesley.
For many years he was the President of the company, moving it to Saco, with the Saco Manufacturing Company, until his retirement in 1985.
He moved to Scarborough in 1987.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, digging clams and making chowders, making dollhouses and oriental design rugs. His greatest enjoyment over the years were the many summers on Chebeague Island.
Mr. Morse is predeceased by his first wife Evelyn Noel Morse in 1984 and a son James Morse in 2006. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Root Richards Morse, who he married in 1985 in Northampton, Mass.; three sons, Peter L. Morse of North Grafton, Mass., Daniel N. Morse (wife Jill) of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Paul D. Morse (wife Shirley) of Gorham, a daughter Judith A. Morin (husband Lucien) of Biddeford, a step-son David Richards of Virginia Beach, three step-daughters, Linda Richards of Brookline, Mass., Carol Bertrand and Holly Hargraves of Northampton, Mass. and a sister Nancy Harris of Arizona, eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Friends and relatives may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate funeral home 365 Main St, Saco.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate funeral home, and burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Rev. Robert Morse will officiate.
The family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the Maine Veterans Home staff for their thoughtful care for Carlton, since he has been there.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to:
The Evelyn Morse Scholarship
Fund c/o Thornton Academy
438 Main St.
Saco, ME 04072
Carlton L. Morse Jr