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Elwood H. Morse Veteran
March 16, 2023


Elwood Morse, 94 a life-long resident of Foxborough Mass., passed away peacefully on March 16th at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital North Providence, R.I. following a long period of declining health and with his loving family by his side.

Born in Foxborough on June 1, 1928. Elwood was a graduate of Foxborough High school, Class of 1949 and a Coast Guard Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Before and after his service he worked for Bird and Son, Inc. founded in 1795 and as one of the oldest, and most adaptively successful companies in the United States is featured in Historic New England (now Certain-teed Products Corporation) until his retirement in 2007. He was a man of great integrity and work ethic continually assuming new responsibilities and positions, and as such was awarded many significant honors during his years of employment, including the first ceremonial naming of a conference room to honor that legacy of service.

A true vintage car enthusiast, he loved acquiring and tinkering on cars throughout his life. You never knew which car Elwood and Shirley would arrive in when visiting friends, family, and neighbors.

Elwood enjoyed celebrations of all types. He was the proud participant in the graduation ceremonies of his nephew Russ, later his wedding, and then holding in esteem his attendance at similar significant successful scholarly accomplishments of his great nephew Ryan who was his best buddy from infancy. Throughout the years, he looked forward to traveling to his nephew’s home to celebrate birthdays, or spend the holidays: enjoying the family table, decorations and the lively company of extended family and neighbors.

Elwood and Shirley are friends to many in town frequenting local and neighboring restaurants. Early in their courtship they enjoyed dancing to the Big Bands at the Historic Totem Pole Ballroom in Newton Mass., Roller Skating in Norwood, and weekend vacations at their Lakeshore cottage on Long Pond in Lakeville, Mass., as well as evenings out to see the Walpole Footlighters. Once vibrant attending fans of Red Sox games, later in life they still were enthusiast supporters sitting home listening to the coverage on the radio, then television

Beyond his family and neighbors, Elwood was so very fond of dogs, but his Huskies had a very special place in his heart. He will be remembered as a soft spoken, kind, unassuming and honest gentleman who took great pride in his dapper appearance.

He leaves behind his beloved fiancé, life- long companion and best friend Shirley Chicoine whom he loved dearly. His devoted nephew Russell F. McCann, Jr., his wife Marcy, and their son Ryan. Elwood was predeceased by his sister Dorothy McCann.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Sherman and Jackson Funeral Home in Mansfield, Massachusetts with a graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Foxborough, on Wednesday March 22nd at 2:00 PM.

To view Elwood’s online tribute wall or write in the guestbook please visit

Those who wish may make memorial donations please contact the Alzheimer Association of Massachusetts 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.

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Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home
55 North Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048