Beverly - Fred D. “Chubba” Morse 89, beloved husband of Peggy (Malone) Morse, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in Beverly, he was the son of the late Arthur and Flora (Dennis) Morse. He was educated in the Beverly School system and graduated from Beverly High School, class of 1945.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army.
Chubba worked for many years as a construction superintendent for the former E.C. Blanchard Construction Company until the time of his retirement. His job took him all over the state, sometimes required travel to a jobsite in Cape Cod daily by plane.
A lifelong resident of Beverly, Chubba was an avid fisherman and golfer and was a longtime member of the Wenham Country Club. Chubba was also a big fan of Boston sports, particularly the Patriots and Red Sox.
Chubba and his wife enjoyed wintering in Jenson Beach, Florida and their many vacations to Ogunquit, Maine where he was affectionately known as the “Mayor.” He was described by many as "one of a kind.”
Chubba was a loving husband, father, father in law, uncle, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
His family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the staff at the Kaplan Family Hospice House who took such compassionate care of him in the final days of his life.
In addition to his wife with whom he shared sixty-four years of marriage, he is survived by his daughter, Pamela A. Rosinski and his son-in-law, Robert “Bebo” Rosinski, with whom he shared a strong bond with, both of Beverly, his sisters-in-law, Fran Monies and her husband Don “Bucky” of Beverly and Katherine Bagley and her husband, Jim of Gloucester, a cousin, Dennis Murray of Miami, FL as well as nieces and nephews who he adored and many caring neighbors.
Family and friends will be welcome to a celebration of his life which will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a brief service at 5:30 p.m. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923 or Beverly Hospital Cardiology, Development Office, Attn: Philanthropy, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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