David E. Morris

  • Born: August 22, 1935
  • Died: September 4, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

David E. Morris, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at age 86.

Born in Everett on August 22, 1935, David was the son of the late Mary (Curran) and Edward Morris. He was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. David matriculated to Notre Dame University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, and became a lifelong ND football fan. In 1962, he married Norma J. Rauseo, started a family and settled in Melrose.

After receiving his Master's in Accounting from Bentley University, David began a career in the accounting field in the Boston financial industry. After a long and successful career, he retired as Controller for George Dean & Co. in Boston.

David was a member of the Eagle's Men's Club in Malden for many years, and later the Arlington Men's Club. He was a longtime supporter of the Fighting Irish, and passionately supported his ND football team. He was an enthusiastic Red Sox fan, and enjoyed playing golf. For many years, David and family spent time on Cape Cod in Harwich where he enjoyed playing golf at Cranberry Valley. In his free time, David loved fishing, playing cards, and most importantly spending time with his grandchildren.

After retiring, David and Norma traveled extensively throughout the world, visiting Europe many times, and across the United States.

David was one of the most kindhearted, gentle people anyone could meet. He helped many people with his generosity, and genuine willingness to help. He will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered for the positive impact he made on those around him.

David was the beloved husband of Norma J. (Rauseo) Morris with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Devoted father of Paul E. Morris of E. Haven, CT, and Karyn A. Morris-Devine and her husband Billy of W. Yarmouth. Loving grandfather of Alison R. Morris, Caitlyn A. Adams and her husband Stephen, Brian David Penney, and Colette R. Morris.

In light of the ongoing pandemic and with the utmost respect for David's wishes, services will be limited to immediate family only, however the service will be livestreamed. If you wish to watch the service, please use the following link on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10:30am, https://my.gather.app/remember/david-moris A celebration of life will be held at a later date when gathering may take place safely.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Morris our love and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Morris was a lovely person and will truly be missed. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you.♥

Posted by Michael & Cathy Hill - St. Augustine, FL - Neighbor   September 09, 2021

My deepest condolences to you Norma and your family. May the love and grace on God be with you and give you strength in your time of need.

Posted by Paul Grabianowski - Norton, MA - Family   September 09, 2021

Dear Norma and family,
Sending our love, prayers and sympathy. I treasure the wonderful memories I shared with Aunt Mary, Uncle Rebel, Dave and your family. We always shared good food and laughter wherever we met. Your wedding was so beautiful and I was a princess when you presented me with a doll. Dave was a kind,generous man and will always be a favorite cousin to me. God bless you all!
Love, Jay and Maryellen

Posted by Maryellen Nickerson    September 08, 2021

Rest joyfully in God's Peace, David. Hank and Joyce

Posted by Joyce Beaudet Beaudet - Westwood, MA - Friend   September 08, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Heather Stinehart-Watson - marstons mills, MA - Friend   September 08, 2021

My sincere condolences to all the family. I have fond memories from childhood sitting in his home office and having nice chats. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Deb Bernhard Norris - Melrose, MA   September 08, 2021

Russ and I are sending you and your family love and comfort during this difficult time. With warm thoughts and care, Donna Donovan

Posted by Donna Donovan - Peabody, MA - Family   September 07, 2021

Offering my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Morris and Morris-Devine families. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Barbara Lennon    September 05, 2021

Dear Norma. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May fond memories comfort you at this time. May he now Rest In Peace. Love Carole

Posted by Carole Carr - Family   September 05, 2021

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Posted by Karyn - Family   September 05, 2021

In Loving Memory of a truly amazing person. My sincere condolences to DavidĀ“s Family & Friends especially his Loving Wife, Norma, his children, Paul & Karyn and all his Grandchildren. David will definitely be missed by everyone who knew & Loved him.

Posted by Marian Donovan - Family   September 05, 2021

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