, Salem, MA

August 6, 2013

Thomas M. Morse, 54

Beverly — Thomas M. Morse, 54, of Beverly, died on Friday, August 2, 2013, at the Lahey Hospital, Burlington, Mass., surrounded by family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Danvers, he was the son Clifton and Rosemary (Delpero) Morse of Georgetown. He was raised and educated in Salem schools, and on his completion of high school, Mr. Morse joined the U.S. Marine Corps, proudly serving the the country. Following his discharge, he became both a well-known and respected roofer, servicing clients on the North Shore. He enjoyed his many friends at the ICC in Beverly, and was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Most of all, he loved his family and friends, sharing life and all it has to offer, with them.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two children, Danny Morse, AM3, USN of New Orleans, and Melissa Morse (Montoya) of Lynn; two brothers and three sisters, Gregory Morse and his wife, Diane, of Groveland, Linda Pimenta of Manchester, N.H., Patricia Tortolini and her husband, Peter, of Londonderry, N.H., Steven Morse and his wife, Aurora, of North Reading, and Rachelle Zani of Phlugerville, Texas; a grandchild, Erik Montoya; and his former wife, Linda Matherson.

He will be laid to rest alongside his son, Michael Thomas Morse.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Thursday, August 8, in the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, Mass., at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. To sign the guest book, or additional information, please visit