MACHIAS – Arlie Roland Morse Jr., 84, passed away Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Machias, the son of Arlie and Olive (Foss) Morse.
He graduated from Machias High School, class of 1945. He went on to serve in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He was discharged from the U.S. Army as sergeant of the Second Armored Division in Fort Hood, Texas. He returned to Machias to work in the textile mill, Machias Manufacturing Co. as a loom fixer 1949 to 1954. From 1954 to 1979 he was plant operator for Schoppee’s Dairy Farm from where he retired. He was a member of American Legion-Ephraim Johnson Post No. 9, Machias, where he served as chaplain for 16 years, as commander in 1985, and as club manger for five years.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Darine (Schoppee); and his 2-year-old daughter, Jayne Ann. He is survived by his current wife, Frances (Congelosi); two stepchildren that were just like his own, Jeanine Mallar and partner, Dan Heald, and Christopher Mallar; grandchildren, Jasmine, Nicholas and Tucker Mallar; mother-in-law, Genevieve Congelosi; special niece, Cali Congelosi; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Constance "Connie" and Colon Marston; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Dale and Karen Thompson, whom he very much enjoyed and looked forward to playing cards and having dinner with them throughout the years. Arlie’s biggest joy was his children and grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Arlie made his last residence at Maine Veterans Home, Machias. He loved all the staff, had good friends, and lots of fun. They made him feel special and right at home. He especially loved to play Beano with the ladies there.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Kennebec Cemetery with Pastor John Sprague officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maine Veterans Home Activities Account, 32 Veterans Way, Machias, ME 04654. Condolences and memories may be shared with the Morse family by visiting their book of memories at