Perley  Morse Jr.

Perley Herbert Morse Jr.

1946 - 2023

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Cpl. Perley H Morse Jr. passed away peacefully at home September 24th 2023 in Longmont Colorado after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Staten Island, New York on August 27th, 1946 to Perley Morse Senior and Helen Morse. He entered the Marine Corps at the age of 18 and served in Vietnam, surviving the Battle of Khe Sanh, until being wounded in June 1968 by an 82 mortar. He received the purple heart and was medically retired from the Marines. He worked for the State of NH Corrections Department, reaching the rank of Lieutenant, and retired after 30 years of service. 

He is survived by his wife Marie, daughters Marissa and Lea, son Kamal and  his grandsons, Ronin and Quintin, who he loved very much. He also leaves his sister Helen, nieces and a nephew.

He was a wonderful storyteller, wood carver and friend to so many. There was nothing he loved more than to make others laugh. He will be missed by so many more than can be named here.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center ( for the care and extra years of joy we all got to enjoy with him.  Services will be held in Bow, New Hampshire in the spring.

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