William “Will or Wilma” L. Morse Jr., 41, of Winchester and formerly of Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 4, 2023, after a brief period of declining health.
He was born the son to Linda (Tedford) and William L. Morse Sr. on December 13, 1981, in Keene. He attended school locally at Thayer High School.
William worked for Putney Paper as a paper machinist since July of 2022 and previously worked for C&S and for his father’s auto shop Bill’s Ashuelot Garage. Will was mostly a stay-at-home father which he was most proud of.
Along with working, Will enjoyed spending his time going camping, grilling, making bonfires, fishing, listening to music, Red Sox watching and going to games, he loved going to the races, he liked to meditate, he enjoyed jumping off from cliffs into the natural waterfalls and rock slides, he enjoyed restoring old cars, building model cars, he collected baseball cards, comic books, matchbox cars and hot wheels, he enjoyed being at the mountains or the ocean. He also enjoyed reading his comic books, playing video games, or playing baseball. Will never turned down a nice juicy steak or lobster. Most importantly he loved spending all his free time with family, especially his kids.
Mr. Morse is survived by his significant other of 16 years, Paige Wall, their five children, Logan Morse, Owen Morse, Connor Morse, Greyson Morse, and Willow Morse all of Winchester, his parents, Linda and William Morse Sr. of Winchester, his three siblings, Billy-Jo Kundel of Swanzey, Lisa Morse and her significant other, Lyle Hill of Richmond, and Theresa Morse of Winchester. His is also survived by 4 nieces and one nephew Adrienne Laporte of Greenfield, MA, Amber Tremblay of Berwick, ME, Morgan Huot of Woodbourne,NY , Annabelle Kundel of Swanzey and Ryan Morse of Winchester. Along with many cousins, great nieces, great nephews, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Eleanor and Harold Tedford and his paternal grandparents Evelyn and Charles Morse, and his daughter Quinn Morse.
A funeral will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. A graveside service will be held later in the spring of 2023 with a date and time to be announced later online. Although flowers will be greatly appreciated, the family has requested donations be made out to The Doorway at Cheshire Medical Center, 24 Railroad Street, Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.
A graveside service for William Morse Jr. will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:30am in Evergreen Cemetery, 69 Forest Lake Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Friends and family are welcome to attend. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.