"A Tradition of Caring...
Proud to Serve the North
Country for a Century"

Watertown Location
(315) 782–0830

Clayton Location
(315) 686–5101



JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 44

Peyton Lane S. Morse

March 12th, 2021

Peyton Lane S. MorsePeyton Lane S. Morse, 21, of LaFargeville, NY, passed away Friday March 12th, 2021 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, after suffering a medical emergency at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY, on March 3rd, 2021.

Born May 3rd, 1999, in Watertown, NY, a son of David M. Morse and Stacy L. Snyder-Morse, he graduated from LaFargeville Central School in 2017 and will be awarded a Bachelor Degree from Siena College, Loudonville, in May of 2021, where he mentored students as a resident advisor.

He became engaged to the love of his life, Celeste M. Oppito, of LaFargeville on September 27th, 2020 and planned to marry on October 2nd, 2021. The family celebrated a ceremony of marriage at Peyton's bedside on March 6th, 2021.

Peyton worked on the Robinson Farm, LaFargeville, Watertown Savings Bank, and Rusty Johnson Masonry. He began his dream job as a City of Watertown Firefighter on February 1st, 2021.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist in LaFargeville and a member of the Knights of Columbus, T.I. Council #350. He was a member of the Clayton Franciscan Mystery Players for 6 years. Peyton lived life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, wildlife, friends and family, playing cards, and traveling. He loved to serve and volunteer. He had great faith along with an exceptional ability to show love and forgiveness. His wish was to continue to give as an Organ Donor and saved 3 lives.

Peyton is survived by his wife, parents, brother Parker S. Morse, Lafargeville, NY, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Samuel Snyder Sr.

Calling hours will be held Thursday March 18th, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Clayton, NY.

On Friday March 19th, 2021, at 11 a.m., a funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Clayton, NY, with the Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff officiating. A private burial service will follow at the St. John's Cemetery, LaFargeville, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peyton's name may be made to: Watertown Firefighters Benevolent Association, 224 South Massey St., Watertown, NY 13601, LaFargeville Volunteer Fire Department, 20411 Sunrise Ave., La Fargeville, NY 13656, or Shaker Road, Loudonville Fire Department, 550 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.

Peyton would also encourage you to consider joining your local Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#37 Tom Webb 2022-11-30 10:55
My son Bryan and I have continued to keep Peyton in our thoughts and conversations. Also, Terry my wife, and I have set up Prayer Masses for Peyton in the past and will continue to do so in the future. I personally will always remember Peyton for who he was as a God giving human being. I also think about Parker who's also as Loving, Caring and Thoughtful as his brother Peyton. I will say a prayer asking God to bless David, Stacy, Parker and Ms. Snyder. Lastly, I want to let Dave and Stacy know that my heart was deeply sadden, and by having Masses said for Peyton has replaced the sadness in my heart with joy. I know Peyton is in Heaven looking over his brother Parker, his parents, grandmother and his wife for life.
God bless the David Morse family. Now I will say a prayer.
Report to administrator
#36 Paula Guyette 2021-03-18 07:35
At this time of unexpected loss it is with my deepest sympathy to hear of the passing of Peyton. I worked with Dave at the Watertown SSA office and I could not imagine what he is going through or his family. We don't have all the answers to life's questions, and when something happens that we don't understand, we cherish the things that matter the most, how often we laughed, how deeply we loved, how very much we cared. so sorry for the sudden loss.
Paula Guyette and family
Report to administrator
#35 Michelle Avery 2021-03-17 16:44
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Peyton's new bride and his family. We did not know Peyton only of his endeavors from the news . He was a strong and well respected young man. He showed his kindness and caring every day through his accomplishments . He truly was taken far to soon but he was led home by the good Lords hand and angels too . Forever in our prayers the Avery family .
Report to administrator
#34 Wesley & Clover Gleason 2021-03-17 15:01
Our condolences to Peyton's family. We did not know him or any of his family but our hearts break for you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Report to administrator
#33 Janet Picunas & Jon 2021-03-17 12:39
Celeste, Stacy, David, Parker, Deb, Bob, Ron, Mary Ann, and families, Not for us to fully question but let Peyton's humanity, energy and love guide you in this earthly life. He certainly lived it well. Prayers for you all.
Report to administrator
#32 Kyle & Tricia Barton 2021-03-17 08:09
David and all of the Morse family please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your son
Report to administrator
#31 scott link 2021-03-16 18:13
Our deepest sympathy goes to all of Payton's family. I am sure that everyone who knew him shares the heartbreak that his family, fellow fire fighters and we his fellow Knights of Columbus feel. He was always so pleasant at our Knights socials.

The Link Family
Report to administrator
#30 Douglas DeMarche 2021-03-16 16:51
Judge: my sincerest of condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Thank you to your son for his service.
Report to administrator
#29 Tom & Chris Sanford 2021-03-16 12:22
Peyton was such a good young man, so sad he will be missed. 0ur thoughts and prayers, are with the family.
Report to administrator
#28 Tom & Chris Sanford 2021-03-16 12:17
Peyton was such a good young man, so sad, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers with the family.
Report to administrator


Please be respectful. All comments are moderated by a real human so please allow time for them to appear.

Find a Memorial

How May We Help You?

If you see information that needs to be updated and/or changed, please contact us.

Or call our Watertown (315) 782–0830 or Clayton location (315) 686–5101.