Mayo Morris

Obituary of Mayo Phillips Morris

Col. Mayo Phillips Morris, retired United States Army, moved onto his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven on January 7th, 2022. Born October 14th, 1940, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the son of John and Georgia Morris. He was predeceased by his first wife Diane Hayes, brothers John and Charles, and sister Mary Frangipani. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sue “Susie”, sister Barbara Drummond, his sons Paul, Chris and wife Jennifer, John and wife Markayla. He was a beloved Papa to Walker, Kensington, and Ella-Elizabeth. Raised on Long Island, he enlisted in the US Army at 18. He proudly served his country for 36 years with tours that include Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division, Okinawa, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, before attending the Kings Park State School of Nursing in 1966. Mayo was a devoted health care professional for 37 years as a nurse anesthetist. In his spare time, he enjoyed flying his Cessna Skyhawk, riding his Harley Davidson, and Skidoo snowmobiles. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and sharpshooter. Mayo was the epitome of a true family man. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the staff at Northern Light Hospital and Oak Grove Residential Care Facility. A special thanks to Dr. Christine Lu-Emerson at Maine Neurology for her exceptional Parkinson’s care. We would like to thank special friends George Brochu, Pastor William Cripe, and Pastor Stephen Meidahl for their unconditional support and camaraderie. A Memorial service will be held at First Church, 1 Park Street in Waterville on Saturday January 22, 2022, at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mayo's memory to the Travis Mills Foundation 1002 Watson Pond Rd, Rome, ME 04963 or through the website https://travismillsfoundation.org/
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