Obituary: Thomas M. Morris, 61

Thomas M. Morris, 61, formerly of Southborough, MA, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at home after an acute illness. He leaves his loving life partner, Nancy Jean Henry.

Born in Marlborough, MA, on July 6, 1956, he was the son of the late Donald C. Morris and Stephanie A. (Kret) Morris. Tommy graduated from Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA, class of 1974. He attended UMASS Stockbridge School of Agriculture and graduated with an Associates Degree in Turf Management in 1978. He made a career as the Superintendent of many golf courses including St. Marks Golf Course, Southborough, MA; Stratton Mountain Golf Club, Stratton, VT; and the Sugarbush Golf Club, Warren, VT. He was also a Greenskeeper at the The Country Club during the 1988 U.S. Open in Brookline, MA. Tommy and Nancy Jean established the Henry/Morris Property Services business in 2004.

He loved sports and music. He was a member of the 1973 Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks Championship Super Bowl Football Team. The team was inducted into the ARHS Sports Hall of Fame on November 28, 2015. He enjoyed playing and refereeing ice hockey and played for many years on Team TurfNet, comprised of Superintendents in the Golf Course Hockey Challenge in Ontario, Canada. A self-taught musician, he played guitar and banjo with the blue grass band the Bondville Boys at venues in and around Vermont. 

He is also survived by his three brothers, Francis K. Morris and his wife, Ellen Howard, of Brookline, MA, Donald C. Morris and his wife, Betsy, and Stephen D. Morris and his wife, Nancy, both of Southborough, MA. He leaves one niece, Meghan Morris, and four nephews, Robert Howard, Chuck, Sean and Matthew Morris.

A memorial service will be held February 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, MA.

There will be a Celebration of Life event in Jamaica, VT in the spring/summer, at a date to be announced. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jamaica Community Food Pantry, PO Box 179, Jamaica, Vermont 05343.

(Obituary and photo via and MetroWest Daily News)

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