Joyce J. (Grosser) Morse

August 31, 1930 ~ August 7, 2020 (age 89)


     Joyce J. (Grosser) Morse, 89, passed away Friday August 7, 2020 after a brief period of failing health.  She was the wife of the late Atty. Walter Morse who died in 2002.  She was born in Corbitt, Saskatchewan Canada, the daughter of the late Orville and Molly (Erfurt) Grosser and lived in Marlborough for 60 years.

     Joyce attended Gettysburg College for two years before leaving to start a family.  After raising her family Joyce worked in a few different jobs including selling real estate for over 10 years.  She had a love of learning all of her life and continued to take classes at Regis College well into her later years.

     Joyce enjoyed giving back to the community, knitting and crocheting afghans and other items for local charities and volunteering at the Marlborough Public Library book sales.

     Besides her family her greatest pleasure was playing Bridge.  Joyce travelled to other parts of this country and to other countries to play.  She was life master in the ACBL.

     She is survived by a daughter Pamela Morse Grogan and her husband Gary of Marlborough, a son Harold Morse II and his partner Lisa Delfino of Marlborough, a brother Dr. Donald Grosser of PA and many nieces and nephews. 

     Private funeral arrangements are planned for a later date under the direction of the Short & Rowe Funeral Home (

     Memorial contributions can be made to the Marlborough Rotary Club, PO Box 186 Marlborough MA 01752.

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