Joel E. Morse

Jul 01, 2019
Joel Morse

Hope — Joel Edward Morse, 81, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Woodland Memory Care in Rockland, from complications of dementia. Born on October 3, 1937, in Camden, he was the son of Frank and Ruth (Nash) Morse. He was a graduate of Camden High School Class of 1955. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army, serving in the military police and was stationed in Japan for 18 months.

Following his military discharge, Joel returned to Hope where he assisted his father in the family dairy business. He married Margaret Carr, of Hope, in 1960.

In his retirement, he owned and operated his own firewood business for a few years. Joel especially enjoyed his wood delivery trips to North Haven where he was known for the good measure and quality of his firewood.

Joel had served as a former selectman and member of the planning board for the town of Hope. In addition, he had been a long-time member of the Hope Grange and charter member of the Hatchet Mountain Snowmobile Club.

Margaret and Joel enjoyed spending many winters in the Florida Keys and Frostproof, Florida.

He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Morse, in 1947. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Margaret Morse; two daughters, Susan McIntyre and her husband, Scott, all of Hope, Melissa Scott and her husband, Howard, of Middleburg, Fla.; four grandchildren, Zachary (Nicole) McIntyre of Billerica, Mass., Stephanie (Tracy) Tuttle, of Albion, Sierra Tolman, of Carmel and Shelby Tolman of Thomaston; former son-in-law, Randy Tolman of Burketville; nine great-grandchildren, Olivia Beverage, Stuart and Levi Hamblen, Sophia Tolman, April Robinson, Samuel and Jacob Tuttle, Harper and Nora McIntyre; sisters-in-law, Violet Karl, of Rockland, Ruth Johnson, of Steep Falls, and Barbara Carr, of Union.

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Hope Volunteer Fire Department, 475 Camden Road, Hope, ME 04847.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m., Monday, July 8 at the Hope Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Stockwell officiating. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 08, 2019 15:49

Joel was a good neighbor and deserved his retirement as he was a hard worker. Margaret, my prayers are with you and the family. I know the town of Hope will surely miss Joel as the good neighbor he was. I reside in Arizona now and enjoy the sunshine. But do miss the Hope neighborhood "Family" and the talks in the AM with the farmers taking a break. Times were good then. God Bless!

Mary "Mickey" (Brown) McKeever

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