Mary L. Morgan, 92, of West Milford, formerly of Pequannock, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Mary was the daughter of Frank and Petronella "Dina" Domenick. Alongside her brother, Anthony, Mary was raised in the Bronx.
Mary was blessed with six children, and raised them in Jersey City, NJ, before moving to Highland Lakes, NJ in 1972. Once settled in, Mary learned to drive, and soon earned employment as a seamstress at Morley's Custom Shop in Franklin, where she assisted in creating custom shirts.
While raising her children in Highland Lakes, Mary was active in the community. She worked every summer checking beach badges and during the winter months she was a chaperone for winter activities for the kids at the club house. She was known throughout the lake by all her children's friends and their families.
Moving to Hearle Village in Pequannock in 2003, Mary then became active in her new community. For many years, she was a volunteer at Chilton Memorial Hospital, where she earned a Silver Award for the many hours she spent in there. She also regularly knit baby blankets for the maternity ward at the hospital.
Mary's six children spread out in adulthood and lived throughout the world, and Mary enjoyed visiting them in Colorado, Oklahoma, and England. She also enjoyed traveling to her family's homeland, Italy.
Mary was well loved by everyone who knew her. She was a strong woman, who took great care of her children, and was respected by them all for the strong foundation she gave them. She is lovingly survived by her children, Dina Pedersen and her husband Steven, Brian Morgan and his wife Paula, Laura Dalzell. and her husband Michael, Karen Perry, Kathleen Novak and her husband David, and James Morgan; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial visitation will be held 3-5 pm Sunday at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A Memorial Service will be held 10 am Monday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 155 West Parkway, Pompton Plains. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pequannock Animal Shelter, the ASPCA, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Mary's memory would be greatly appreciated by her family.