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Garna M. Morgan

Decenber 31, 2018

Garna M. MorganGarna M. Morgan, 92, formerly of Watertown passed away Monday morning, December 31, 2018, at the Cottages at Garden Grove, Cicero.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, January 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, January 5, at 10:15 AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Christopher Looby, pastor, presiding. Entombment will be in Glenwood Mausoleum.

Garna was born in Rosiere on October 10, 1926, daughter of the late Lewis H. and Edna Zimmerman Stumpf. She attended schools in Cape Vincent, then in Carthage, attending Augustinian Academy and graduating from Carthage High School. She then attended the Watertown School of Commerce. On January 17, 1946 she married Robert J. Morgan at St. Paul's Church, Black River with Fr. Dewey officiating. Mr. Morgan died July 24, 1987.

She worked at Pine Camp in various positions, for 4-H, and at Empsall's. She then worked for Jefferson County Board of Elections and retired as Supervisor in 1991. She then worked part time for the Bon-Ton for ten years. Garna was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a life member of the Northside Improvement League. She was a member of Jefferson County Democratic Committee and enjoyed playing Bingo.

She is survived by her three sons and their wives, R. Joseph and Linda Morgan, Las Vegas, NV, Darrell P. and Darlene Morgan, Elkton, MD, and Allen F. and Marianne Morgan, Rochester Hills, MI; her daughter and her husband, Mary Anne E. and Richard Hankins, Brewerton; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Bertha Doctore, died before her.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the special caregivers and staff at the Cottages at Garden Grove for their professional care and compassion.


#18 Carol Korcz 2019-01-07 16:23
Mary Anne, My deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. It is hard at any age. She will be with you always in your thoughts and heart.
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#17 ken stack 2019-01-07 08:09
Mary Anne - I'm sorry for your family's loss. May all the wonderful memories and stories that remain offer comfort and in time some smiles too.
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#16 Bridget Bartholomew 2019-01-06 22:14
To all of the Morgans,

We are so sad to hear of the passing of your lovely mother. Our mother counted her as a long-time friend, and I know was grateful for her friendship. We will be keeping you all in our prayers for comfort and consolation.

God bless,
Bridget Bartholomew and the Keenan family
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#15 Karen Keenan 2019-01-06 21:39
On behalf of the Keenan family, I wish to express our condolences on the passing of your mother. Our mom, Betty (Anne) always spoke fondly of Garna from the days at St. Pat’s and work with the democratic committee. May your memories bring you comfort along with faith that your mom is reunited with loved ones in heaven.
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#14 Phil,Yuvon Marra 2019-01-06 09:39
Garna's family, Sorry to hear the loss of your mother.She was a lovely lady and neighbor for many years.we will miss seeing her in church. Prayers!
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#13 Terri Noto Brashears 2019-01-04 22:15
During this difficult time, may her memory carry you on to brighter days. My thoughts are with you, Darrell, and your family.

Terri Brashears
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#12 Kathy Wood 2019-01-04 16:28
Mary Anne and Family,
My deepest condolences and sympathies on the loss of your beautiful Mother.
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#11 Tina Foti 2019-01-04 11:37
To The Morgan Family: I was saddened to read of Garna's passing. We worked together at the Bon Ton. Garna was a woman of grace, class, wit She always had a twinkle in her eye and a little grin of mischief! She told me once what she missed most about losing your dad was dancing with him. I bet Heaven is having a dance marathon now!!! FLY HIGH GARNA.
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#10 Darrel Kicherer 2019-01-03 21:52
So sad news Mary Anne, Rich, and family. Mrs Morgan and I had many funny conversations over the years. She was the nicest person I have ever met. God has gained another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary Anne and family.
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#9 Kyle Harris 2019-01-03 18:04
On behalf of my entire family, deepest condolences to each of you! There are not words to express how wonderful you all were to us when we were growing up on South Massey Street, and we will always carry you in our hearts. Mrs. Morgan was just a wonderful person, and I am sure her reunion with Mr. Morgan is one for the ages! All our love to the Morgan family.
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