Elizabeth "Betty" Morris
Born in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Ignatz and Frances Horvath. She graduated from Bassick High School in 1945 and attended the University of Bridgeport. She moved to Fairfield in 1955.
She worked as a legal secretary to the late U.S. District Court Chief Judge T.F. Gilroy Daly, and in the community was a chairman and vice chairman of the Fairfield Board of Education from 1975-77. She also was a member of the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee, serving briefly as its chairman. She was presented with the Eunice Postol Community Service Award in 2001 and received the Connecticut Democratic Women's Leadership Award in 2007.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and a former president of the Women's Guild. She enjoyed volunteering, gardening, cooking and socializing with family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Flynn and her husband Walter of Fairfield; a son, Matthew Morris and wife Kim of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Meghan Seekamp and her husband Karl of Navarre, Fla, Erin Flynn of Fairfield, Caitlin Flynn of Stamford and Matthew Morris of San Diego, and great-grandchildren, Luke and Kerry Seekamp. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Matthew Morris.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road. Burial will be private. Calling hours are Thursday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. To send online condolences, visit www.redgatehennessy.com.