Longtime and much-admired member Felice Morris died peacefully at her home on June 20 at the age of 85.
Felice was born in Haverhill, Mass., in 1936 and graduated from Smith College in 1958 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. After graduation, she moved to New York City and worked for the American Telephone and Telegraph Company performing research in personnel relations.
In 1961, Felice married Lewis Morris, and they had two children, William and Elizabeth. In 1965, the family moved to Pearl River, NY, where Felice lived for the rest of her life. As a loving and devoted mother, she was a Cub Scout den mother, Girl Scout leader, and great advocate of education.
When her children were older, Felice returned to work. She spent over 20 years at the New York City Department of Transportation, retiring in 2002 as the director of parking permits for people with disabilities.
Felice thoroughly enjoyed the company of her family and friends. As an avid reader and critical thinker, she was an engaging conversationalist who listened well and had a ready sense of humor. She was an active member of our Society, including serving as a Sunday School teacher and organizing fundraisers. She was active in several civic organizations, serving as the membership coordinator for the Rockland County chapter of the League of Women Voters, president of the Friends of the Pearl River Public library, and as a member of the American Association of University Women. Traveling the world brought her great joy, as did playing bridge and canasta and attending theater and concerts with friends. After retirement, when bridge became her second career, she achieved the rank of Life Master.
Felice was predeceased by her husband, Lewis. She is survived by her son, William; daughter, Elizabeth Peverall, daughter-in-law Katherine, son-in-law Carl, grandchildren Ethan Peverall, David Morris, Matthew Morris, and Benjamin Peverall.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 1 at 3 pm at the meetinghouse.