The Obit For Roger Morgan

Roger M. Morgan

Published in The Boston Globe on April 28, 2011


MORGAN, Attorney Roger M. 77, of Fall River passed away on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

He was the husband of Patricia (Convelly) Morgan and the late Rosalie (Griffin) Morgan. Roger was born in Fall River the son of the late Edward and Mary Estelle (Doyle) Morgan.

He was a graduate of Coyle Cassidy High School class of 1951. While attending Coyle, Roger starred in both baseball and basketball. He helped lead the baseball team to the Bristol County League baseball crown. Roger then attended Brandeis University and was a starter for the basketball and baseball teams at Brandeis all four years.

After graduating he played professional baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers farm teams. He was a former teammate of Joe Torre in the Northern League in Wisconsin.

Mr. Morgan taught eight grade English at Somerset Middle School and then went to work for Travelers Insurance Company for nine years.

Roger received his Law Degree from Suffolk Law School in 1972 and passed his bar the same year. Mr. Morgan worked as an attorney, for Hague, Morgan & Collins for thirty-eight years.

Roger was a kind caring and compassionate man. He was later inducted to the Coyle Cassidy Hall of Fame and the Brandeis University Hall of Fame.

Survivors besides his wife are a daughter: Ann R. Roach and her husband Paul of Norwood, MA; a stepson: Michael J. Silvia and his wife Deborah of Fall River, MA; a brother: Edward P. Morgan and his wife Jacqueline of Richmond, RI; three loving grandchildren: Michael, Sean and Bridget, and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Mary Patricia Hurley.

His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 8am from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., FALL RIVER, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9am in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River, relatives and friends are invited to attend, committal prayers will follow in the Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI.

To light a memorial candle, sign guest book, facility or church directions go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508 673-0781.

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to Friends of Brandeis Athletics c/o Benny Friedmann Fund, 415 South St. Mailstop 126 Waltham, MA 02454. Calling Hours will be held on Friday from 4-8pm.