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Roger E. Morgan

November 30, 1933 – December 13, 2018

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Roger E. Morgan

Berlin, VT- Roger E. Morgan, 85, died December 13, 2018 at Woodridge Nursing Home.

Born on November 30, 1933, he was the son of Glen and Mary (Edwards) Morgan. His mother died at childbirth when he was born so he made his home with his sister, Angelia Kennedy and family. At the age of 15 he went to live and work on the Edwards farm in Chelsea where he attended Chelsea High School and graduated in 1952.

As a young man he worked for the Town of Tunbridge, Howe Plumbing in Tunbridge and for a Plumbing and Heating Company in White River Junction.

On May 5, 1956 he married Julia (Caron) Morgan. They made their home in South Royalton where he owned and operated the R.E. Morgan Plumbing and Heating Company. He was Town Constable for the Town of Royalton, Deputy Sheriff in Windsor County and Deputy Game Warden for the State of Vermont. In 1961 he became a full time State Fish & Game Warden in the Barre District.

He was a founding member and first president of the Vermont Game Warden Association.

In 1961 the family moved to Brook Street in Barre. In 1967 they moved to Berlin where he had built their home. He later worked for the James B. Flanagan Company in sales and warehouse management.

He was initiated into the Montpelier Elks Lodge #924 and served as the club’s Exalted Ruler in 1980. He was also a member of the Past Exalted Rulers Club and represented the Elks by playing on a cribbage team for several years at the VFW in Montpelier.

An avid sports enthusiast, he coached Berlin youth baseball at the Berlin Elementary school where his children attended and Barre Youth Sports in baseball and basketball where his grandsons attended. He attended most of the Spaulding High School Crimson Tide basketball games where he enjoyed seeing the boys he had coached in grade and middle school excel in high school basketball.

For several years he taught the Hunter Safety Course for the State of Vermont Fish & Game Department. In 2009 he received a certificate from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in appreciation for 10 years of outstanding service as a Hunter Education Instructor.

He enjoyed spending summers at their camp at Apple Island Resort at Lake Champlain in South Hero fishing and playing golf. He also enjoyed ice fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at bird hunting camp and deer hunting camp in Chelsea.

He was a stockholder of the World’s Fair in Tunbridge. He setup and ran the fair booth at the Farm Show in Barre for many years where he twice received Best of Show for his efforts. He also was Police Chief at the fair and worked as an Orange County deputy sheriff for many years. He also volunteered at the Tunbridge Fair memorabilia booth.

A skilled craftsman, he enjoyed carpentering in his shop where he made several pieces of furniture for family and friends. He also built two homes, a camp, and spent many hours remodeling. 

He especially loved spending time with his grandsons entertaining them with his “Fish & Game” stories, boating, golfing, hunting and fishing. He also loved his dog, Molly and kitties Katy and Holly.

Besides his wife, Judy, he is survived by his son, Michael Morgan and his wife, Tracy of Chelsea, daughter, Carol Cyr, her husband, Rod of Barre, grandsons, Ryan Cyr, wife, Brooke and Great Granddaughters, Charlotte and Corinne of Earlysville, Virginia, Christopher Cyr and fiancé, Erin Wade of Barre, son, Steven Morgan, wife, Rung of Randolph, grandson, Connor Morgan and girlfriend, Leah of Kunming, China, Step grandchildren Trm Siroraat from Thailand and Ploy Siroraat from Randolph. He also leaves his nieces, Betty Barclay, Gelia Vasseur, Mary Kennedy and nephews, Douglas Kennedy and Gene Kennedy and wife, Nancy. He also leaves several nieces in Ohio.

Roger is predeceased by his mother, Mary Morgan, father, Glen Morgan, and his sisters, Angelia Kennedy and Louisa Gullet.

Per his request there are no public calling hours. A graveside service will be held, in the spring at the Berlin Corner Cemetery. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Woodridge Nursing Home, Woodridge Activities Center, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641 or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Berlin, Vermont 05641.

Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vermont is in charge of arrangements.

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