- Deceased's name: Vincent P. Morton, Jr.
- Age: 81
- Date: November 27, 2010
- Hometown: Andover
- Survived by: His children: Vincent P. Morton III and his wife Betsy of Holland, MI; Judy Bramhall and husband Everett of Concord; Peter Morton and his wife Tory of Manchester, MA; Allan Morton and his wife Claudia of Burlington, VT; and Jeffrey of Grand Rapids, MI.
He is survived by two sisters, Elaine Murphy and Joan McDonald, and one brother, David Morton. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, ranging in age from 21 to four.
Vincent P. Morton, Jr., 81, of Andover passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2010.
Born to the late Vincent P. and Grace (Lamb) Morton on August 22, 1929 in West Roxbury, he attended Roxbury Latin School, class of 1947, and Harvard University class of 1951, before he served two years in the U.S. Navy. From 1954 to 1998, he operated the family's business, Curran – Morton of Lowell and Morton Warehouse Corporation of Nashua and Lawrence.
In February 1958, Vincent married the late Suzanne Bourgeois of Lowell. They moved to Andover and had five children.
Vincent was an avid golfer, reaching the finals of the Tobin Tournament many times with his good friend, Jack Slattery. He also won the Indian Summer Tournament at Oysters Harbors in 1965 with Don Falvey. It always made him smile that the winners were described as "two little guys". Vin was the perennial club champion at the North Andover Country Club between 1973 and 1982 winning seven times.
He held memberships at: the Hatherly Country Club, North Scituate; North Andover Country Club, North Andover; Oyster Harbors Club, Osterville; Quail Valley, Vero Beach, FL; Harvard Club, Boston, MA; Lanam Club, Andover; Rotary Club of Lawrence, and Yorick Club of Lowell.
Along with his lifelong duties at the helm of Morton Warehouse, Vincent was active in the charitable and service organizations in Lowell and Lawrence. In particular, he was the past president of the Massachusetts Warehouseman's Association, board member of the American Warehouseman's Association, the Arlington Trust Co, Merrimack Cooperative Bank, the Lanam Club in Andover, North Andover Country Club, Brooks School in North Andover, Chairman of the Board of The Pike School in Andover and longtime agent of the Roxbury Latin School.
In retirement, Vincent was actively involved with Father Al Ellis in the fundraising for St. Augustine's Parish in Andover.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine's Church, Andover, with burial to follow in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. Arrangements by the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home Inc., Methuen.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the St. Augustine's Building Fund, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA 01810.