Rose Buckman Morrison passed away peacefully on September 8th, two days shy of her 99th birthday. Born in Middleborough, Massachusetts of Amos Stone and Florence Osgood Buckman, she was the youngest of ten children.
She attended a one room school in South Middleborough and went on to high school in Middleborough. She then moved to Florida and graduated from business college there. Upon returning to Massachusetts, she and her sister Flossie took an apartment in Wellesley, later moving to Needham.
She did office work at Carter's in Needham, Otis Elevator in Boston, the Ludlow Corporation and later Miller Rose Company in Needham where she met her future husband, the late Bernie Morrison.
After raising her children in Needham, she took the position of business manager with Milo Baughman Design in Wellesley. She relocated with the company when it moved to Provo, UT, and subsequently to Stuart, VA. In both places, she traveled extensively in her yellow Volkswagen beetle, enjoying scenic views not found in New England.
On retirement, she returned to the Boston area, first to Winchester, then to Wellesley where she worked as church secretary at Christ Church United Methodist. She continued to be active in a discussion group at the Carter Memorial Methodist Church in Needham Heights.
While living in Wellesley, she organized and printed a newsletter for her senior housing building at 60 Grove Street, putting her computer skills to good use.
Rose had a passion for genealogical research, tracing her family back to the 1500s. She volunteered countless hours at the National Archives and the State Archives of Massachusetts, receiving citations from both, including one presented by Governor Dukakis at a ceremony at the State Archives.
She is survived by her sons Richard B. Morrison and his wife Vera of Chelsea, MA and Northport, ME; and James D. Morrison and his wife Brigitte Seng of Quebec, Canada, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Her daughter, Joan Morrison McManus, of Milwaukee, WI and son Robert J. Morrison, of Boston, MA predeceased her.
A private graveside ceremony and celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 16th
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's name may be made to: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Development Office, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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