April 3, 2014

Marsha Ann Morse

Oct. 23, 1946 - March 31, 2014

WILLSBORO — Marsha Ann Morse, 67, of the Indian Bay Road, Willsboro, passed peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital with her loving family by her side.

She was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Santa Paula, Calif., the daughter of Curtis and Marsha (Kelley) Lobdell.

Marsha graduated from Westport Central High School. She married her high school sweetheart, James Morse Jr. March 23, 1963, and recently celebrated 51 years.

She and Jim together owned and operated Essex Marine Base from 1963 until 1986, and J-Mar Construction from 1983 until present.

Marsha enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events, playing bingo and keno, traveling, reading, and helping others.

Survivors include her husband, James Morse of Willsboro; two daughters and their families, Lorilee Morse Sheehan, her children, Travis Sheehan and wife Heather (their son Holden), Trisha Sheehan (her son Laytin Lavallee), and Trevor Sheehan; Kimberly Morse Maloney, and her children, Josh, Joey, and Jenn Murphy; brother, Mark Lobdell and wife Allison and their children, Hannah, and Keeton; sister, Lori Ramsay and husband Dale and their children, Ryan, and Elizabeth; aunt, Lillian Lobdell and her son, Lyn Lobdell; and sisters-in-law, Lee Grasberger and husband Warren and their children, Darcy Laraway, and Scott Morschauser; and Sandra Morse, and her children ,C.T., Chris, and Chad.

She was predeceased by her parents; son-in-law, John Sheehan, Jr.; brother, Curtis Lobdell Jr.; parents-in-law, James and Helen Morse; uncle Keeton Lobdell; and brother-in-law, Carleton Morse.

Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Marsha's last days battling cancer were spent with her friends and family by her side. The smiles and laughter that came from her hospital room while watching home videos of her children and grandchildren are precious memories. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary in Memory of Marsha Morse for the purchase of flat screen TVs/DVD players so other families can experience the same. Donations may be mailed to PO Box 277, Elizabethtown, NY, 12932.

Arrangements are in the care of Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Marsha Morse, please visit

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