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July 9, 2014

Mary Ann Morse

Mary Ann Morse

HERTFORD, N.C. — Mary Ann Morse, 70, of 195 Hemlock St., Hertford, N.C., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Chowan Hospital. 

She was born on March 2, 1944, in Little Falls, the only child of the late John J. and Lola M. (Cross) Palkowski. She attended Little Falls High School and Mohawk Valley Community College, where she earned her nursing degree which qualified her to become a registered nurse.

She was united in marriage to her husband of 36 years, Robert C. Morse, on Sept. 29, 1977, in Bridgewater Episcopal Church, Bridgewater, officiated by the Rev. Hilles.

Mrs. Morse was a registered nurse, employed most recently as a supervisor in the psychiatric unit at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, and previously at Faxton Hospital, Utica. 

She started her career as a nurse’s aide, just like her beloved mother, Lola, and then rose to licensed practical nurse and ultimately registered nurse. Her career was tragically cut short as she sustained a back injury on the job.

Mrs. Morse had a bright, spirited personality, with a child-like wonder and joy at all things that were new to her. She loved to laugh, like her mother Lola, with whom she had a special bond. Together with her husband, Robert, they would enjoy traveling and explore places that were new to them, including their most recent home in Hertford, N.C. They made many new friends in North Carolina, especially their friend, Mike Rubles. Mrs. Morse will be missed there.

She was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ, N.C., and the Order of the Eastern Star in Schenevus. 

Mrs. Morse was predeceased by her first child, Steven John Senk, in infancy. 

She is survived by her husband Robert; sons, John Senk (Laura) of Michigan, Steven “Louie” Senk (Lisa), George Snyder III (Bonnie), Donald Snyder (Nancy) and Richard Schmitt (Tonia) all of New York; cousins, Joanne Macri (Joe) and Lucy Helmer (Ken); seven grandchildren and her faithful canine companion, Patche. 

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