|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2012|
BINGHAM -- It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Henry Wellington Morrill, our father, on March 23, 2012, with his loving family by his side. Henry was born in Gardiner, on Sept. 12, 1926, to Wellington and Lavonia (Bickford) Morrill.
He grew up living with his grandparents William and Ethel Bickford in Parkman. He was educated through the Parkman and Guilford school system. Henry joined the Army at age 17, where he received his GED. He served in the Pacific Campaign, Occupational Forces of Japan, with the 353RD Engineer Construction Battalion as a cook. After the war he attended Skowhegan Business School, where he received his certificate.
He married Eleanor J. Pooler on July 19, 1944, in Dexter. After being married for 33 years, they were divorced in 1978. Moving to Moscow in 1948, he worked at Preble and Robinson General Store. Henry moved to Garland to help his grandparents run their farm due to his grandfather's poor health in 1949. In 1952 he began working at the Guilford Woolen Mill, and in 1957 he moved to Rochester, N.H., to work in the woolen mill there.
Henry returned to Moscow in 1960 and worked at Quimby Veneer Mill as a security guard while at the same time working at Thompson's restaurant as a cook. Then in 1973 he moved to Pittsfield as co-owner of the Embers Restaurant with his son, Robert. In 1977 he opened Pop's Diner in Farmington.
In 1979 he married Lucille Stockbridge Camber in Newport. In 1980 he opened Lucy's Place and ran it until 1983, at which time he became the night foreman at Corinna Woolen Mill, where he retired in 1992. After retirement he cooked at Collins Corner in Newport until it burned.
Henry was preceded in death by his mother and father, stepfather William Andrews, sister- and brother-in-law Bonita and Arthur Bailey, nephew Arthur Bailey, Jr., and stepson Michael Camber.
He is survived by his wife, Lucilla Stockbridge Morrill, of Ellsworth; sister Charlene Casey of Greenville; daughter Pamela Langdeau of Norridgewock; son William Morrill and wife Myra of Bingham; son Robert Morrill and wife Geraldine of Moscow; and daughter Bonnie and husband Kenneth Atwood of Bingham; step-children Milinda of Dexter, Melissa of Troy, James and Jeffery of Ellsworth; grandchildren Scott and wife Sherrie, James, Kellie and partner Janet, Kattie and husband Mark, Ryan, Cathy and husband Jarrod, Shane and wife Kaegan, Wade and wife Elizabeth, Elita; step-grandchildren Michelle, Hilary, Haley, Hazen, Kayla, Jorden, Joshua; great grandchildren Scott Jr., Rebecca, Jamie, Durgin, Kendra, Shauna, Duncan, and Mya; step-great-grandchildren Amber, Brianna and Piper; four nieces, Cathy, Judy, Anna and Lori and families; and many cousins.
Interment will be in the Robinson Memorial Cemetery in Moscow. (Morning Sentinel 3/25/2012)
Robinson Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Mar 25, 2012
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