West Boylston, Peter S. Morgan
Peter Shepard Morgan died at Knollwood Nursing Center in Worcester under brief JHC Hospice Care on June 16, 2016. He was born in Worcester on November 24, 1924 to Marjorie Burr Shepard and Philip Maynard Morgan. He was predeceased by his only brother, Paul. Peter attended the Bancroft School and spent most of his childhood summers on his grandfather's farm in Hubbardston, where he learned all the New England farming skills. He attended Governor Dummer Academy, in Byfield MA. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he met his Jerry, from NYC , while vacationing in Lake Placid NY over the Christmas holiday. That became the focus of his life for nearly three quarters of a century. He served in the Army during WWII; receiving the Combat Infantry Badge and a Bronze Star Medal for heroic action. When the war ended, he tried Harvard for little more than a walk across Harvard yard, while pursuing Jerry in earnest. They were married on June 7, 1947 in Forest Hills NY.
His working career began with a year at American Steel and Wire in the open hearth steel making department. He spent the next forty years in the family business of Morgan Construction Co. His business career ended with ten years as a motor coach operator with Fox Bus Lines.
Peter grew up with Model T's and Model A's on the farm. That interest pursued him throughout his entire life; sharing many exclusive adventures with his dear Jerry. Later, they resorted to many ocean cruises on Holland America. A life truly fulfilled and enjoyed until very recently with his dearly beloved, Jerry, who died April 7, 2016. They leave five children: Peter, Merrill (Merry) Hill, Gail, Carol and Jane, all of whom have brought their parents joy and blessings throughout their lives. They leave eight grandchildren and two greats as well.
Because Jerry's funeral was so recent, Peter has requested that her celebration be also his, as he rides through it on her coattails. There will be no memorial service; only a burial for family at Hope Cemetery later this summer.
The YMCA and Old Sturbridge Village were among Peter's favorites and would welcome any expressions. Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston Street, is conducting the burial.