Joanne E. (Cleary) Morris

Posted Feb. 14, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.

CARY PLANTATION – Joanne E. (Cleary) Morris, 78, died Feb. 11, 2014, at a Portland hospital after a brief illness. She was born April 2, 1935, in Monticello, the daughter of Shirley and Eunice (Miller) Cleary.

When not fulfilling the duties of fulltime housewife, Joanne enjoyed the being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, four wheeling and going to camp with friends and family. She also enjoyed her involvement with the Lioness Club where she received numerous awards for her accomplishments.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Lyman “Sonny” Morris; a special niece and nephew of which she played a large role in the upbringing, Jimmy Wakeling and his wife, Kim, and Joanne Boyer and her husband, Michael; four brothers, Jimmy Cleary, Emmons Cleary and his wife, Sheila, Donald Cleary and his wife, Millie, and Shirley Cleary and his wife, Arlene; sisters-in-law, Shirley Either and Helen Cleary; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Ed Cleary; her sister, Jeanette Wakeling; and brothers-in-law, Ralph Wakeling and Wilbert Morris.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, at Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home with the Rev. Randall Burns officiating. Spring interment will be held at Hodgdon Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Joanne’s memory to the Madigan Estates Activity Fund, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: www.dunnfuneral.com.

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