Obituary, John Howard Morris, Sr.

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John Howard Morris, Sr., 84, a resident of Dover Plains, NY, passed away on December 27, 2021, at Bethel Health Care Center in Bethel, CT. Mr. Morris worked in the Maintenance Department with the Ridgefield School District in Ridgefield, CT retiring in 2010.

Born on June 2, 1937 in Rockaway Beach, NY, he was the son of the late Howard and Helen (Hitzel) Morris. On July 15, 2012, in Lagrange, NY he married Jeanette Morrison who survives at home.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Morris is survived by a daughter, JoAnn Storms and her husband, Stephen, of Lagrange, NY; a son, John H. Morris and his wife, Holly, of Dover Plains and three step-children, John Bennett and his wife, Jane, of Wingdale, NY, Louis Bennett and his wife, Ginny, of Danbury, CT and Lisa Arsenault of Mayfield, NY. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Stephen Storms and Nicholas, Zachary, and Logan Morris; a great grandson, Anthony Storms and a step-great granddaughter, Azlina Arsenault.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Graveside services and burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 a Fishkill Rural Cemetery, 801 U.S. 9, Fishkill, NY. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News