A. Louise Morton, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts. Born in her family's home in Wrentham, Massachusetts on October 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Perry A. and Margaret C. (Carey) Dibblee. She was raised in Wrentham, where she graduated from Wrentham High School with the Class of 1948. Following her graduation, Louise took a position with the Wrentham State School, working as a medical secretary.
Louise married her beloved husband, Ralph A. Morton, Jr., on August 26, 1949. Together they made their home in Foxborough and later Boston, before settling in Norwood, where Louise took on the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her young family. As they began to outgrow their home in Norwood, the family moved to Walpole, Massachusetts in 1961. In addition to raising her family, Louise served as the bookkeeper for R&R Instruments, of Walpole, for over ten years, ensuring her husband, Ralph's, office was well managed. In the mid-1970s, Louise took a job with Herman Forwarding in Norwood and later with the Charles River School in Dover, trying her hand as a switchboard operator.
While her weekdays were mostly busy, Louise looked especially forward to spending her summers and weekends at their vacation home in Wolfeboro, NH. She and Ralph had spent 4-6 weeks of their winters in Florida, until his passing in 1988. She also loved being on the road in her two-door coupe, driving the Mohawk Trail, visiting her favorite spots in New Hampshire, the coast of Maine, eastern parts of Canada, or spending the day on the shores of Cape Cod after 1 then 2 her children had homes there. In later years, one of her favorite spots became Arizona, where she enjoyed several trips with family. Back at home, Louise kept a perfectly manicured yard, riding her tractor well into her 80’s. When she wasn’t caring for her family, her home, and yard, or taking care of various family graves, Louise enjoyed wrapping herself up in the story line of a good book, often reading cover to cover in one day.
Louise's greatest love in life was her family, and she was delighted to watch her children build their own circles. As she welcomed her grandchildren, Louise took time to attend their sporting events and to encourage and care for them, just as she cared for her own children. She was excited as she watched them grow up. She loved being surrounded by those she cared for at her home, cooking her famous lasagna often followed by her special cheesecake with cherries.
Beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Morton, Jr.
Loving mother of Robert A. Morton of Castle Rock, Colorado, Ronald W. Morton of Walpole, Sharon E. Farinacci and her husband, John, of Brewster, and the late Bonita "Bonnie" Morton. Mother-in-law of Cynthia (Walpole) Morton of South Yarmouth.
Cherished grandmother of Angela Morton and her partner, Jeff, of Waltham, Wesley Farinacci and his wife, Ashlyn, of Middleboro, Nathan Farinacci and his wife, Jasmin, of Mansfield, and the late Jared Morton of Brewster. Great grandmother of Alison, Alexi, Emmalie, Noah, and Jamie. Sister of the late Calista Chaput and the late Perry Dibblee, Jr.
At the request of Louise's family, all funeral services will be private, with interment taking place in Rock Hill Cemetery in Foxborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Louise's name may be made to Healing Through Hope, Inc, at https://healingthroughhope.net/
Arrangements by James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, Walpole.