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Shirley B. Morgan

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MASSENA – Mrs. Shirley B. Morgan, 74, of County Route 46, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2013 at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, where she had been a patient of a week.

Shirley was born April 5, 1939 in Massena, the daughter of the late Grant L. and Alice Beckstead Tupper. She graduated from Massena High School in 1958. On August 25, 1969, she married Clinton P. Barrett at the Church of the Sacred Heart, he predeceased her on December 21, 1976. She later met Elwyn J. “Ben” Morgan, who she married on April 12, 1980 at the Grace United Methodist Church. Ben predeceased her on January 28, 2003.

Shirley loved to bake, having been a baker first at the Massena Central School main kitchen for 13 years, before going to Brad’s Big M, where she worked for 20 years as a baker. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and also enjoyed watching QVC and reading.

She is survived a chosen son, Cory and Carrie Larrabee and their children, Gage and Chase, of Phoenix, NY; nieces and nephews including Connie and Ricardo Moreno of Clayton, NC and Donald and Jane Dufresne of Coco Beach, FL; her step children, Cathy and Jim Foote, Kerry Morgan, and Carol Rosedale; and her step grandchildren, April Smalley, Danielle Hassett, and Jamie Dye.

Shirley was predeceased by her sister, Lois M. Dufresne on January 20, 2004; and two brothers, Douglas Tupper on May 31, 2003 and A. Russell Tupper on December 7, 1997.

Friends may call Thursday 1-5 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held Friday 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery, Chateaugay.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association.

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