Melvin W. Morgan

Sep 26, 1932 - Jan 3, 2018

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Keene, N.H. - Melvin W. Morgan, 85, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
He was born on September 26, 1932, in Winterport, ME, the son of Mervin and Grace (Holmes) Morgan. He was a 1950 graduate of Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine. Melvin went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1954. Melvin began his military career in ROTC, proudly served our Nation in the United States Army Signal Corps as a Radio Officer during the Korean Conflict and then served in the reserves as a Captain.
For thirty-five years he devoted himself to his work as a Civil Engineer for the Maine State Department of Transportation. He was a lifetime member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was listed in "Who's Who in Engineering". He also was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mel was an Emeritus member of DeMolay International Supreme Council and was a past Executive Officer of DeMolay in Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Johnsen, of Keene, his son, Thomas Morgan, his daughter, Suzanne (Morgan) Davis, step-son, Daniel Hornbacher Johnsen, step-daughters, Brenda Romanello, Carrie Rubin, and Jo'Rinda Johnsen; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, his sister, Frances Bowen, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He is predeceased by his first wife and the mother of his children, Loraine (McGraw) Morgan, with whom he shared 32 wonderful years of marriage, his grandson, Michael Washburn, his brother, Harrison Morgan, and his sister, Roberta (Morgan) Lane.
A Celebration of Melvin's Life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington Street, Keene, NH, on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. Burial will be private and will be held at a later time. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Friday evening, January 12, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. There will be a Memorial in honor of his Military Service at the Funeral Home at 6:30 p.m. and a Memorial by the Jerusalem Lodge #104 at 7:15 p.m.
The Foley Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements. Please visit www.foleyfuneralhome.com to leave an online remembrance.
Published on  January 11, 2018
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