In Loving Memory of John T. Morris

July 11, 1944
Vincennces, IN
August 30, 2018
Trumbull, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


5:00PM - 8:00PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

September 20, 2018


St. Stephen Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

6948 Main Street,
Trumbull CT 06611

Friday, September 21, 2018 11AM


Family Gathering


United Way of Coastal Fairfield (attn. John Morris Memorial Fund)

855 Main Street,
10th Floor,
Bridgeport CT 06604

John T. Morris

John T. Morris, age 74, of Trumbull, CT (formerly of Weston, CT and Palm City, FL) passed away peacefully at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY on Thursday, August 30, 2018. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Laurie A. (Benolken) Morris. Born in Vincennes, IN on July 11, 1944 to Rev. Robert William Morris and Nellie Fern (Junkin) Morris. John grew up in Vincennes and went on to attend Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master in Business Administration. John began his career in finance at Citibank in New York City where he eventually met the love of his life, Laurie. John held numerous senior positions in finance firms throughout his successful career. John was an avid golfer and a long time member of Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston. John extended his love of golf by becoming a rules official and a longtime volunteer official for the CSGA and USGA. Those efforts culminated in 2006 as the recipient of the CSGA’s Distinguished Service Award. Forever the humanitarian, John also donated significant time to multiple community service organizations, including as a board member of the United Way. John’s kindness and influence (including ever present nicknames) on everyone who interacted with him was limitless, but none more so than in his roles as husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law. His unconditional love and devotion (and sense of humor) will live in the hearts of his family forever. In addition to his wife, John is survived by his three devoted children, Jason T. Morris of Wilton, CT (Megan McWeeney Morris), Ryan W. Morris of Fairfield, CT (Erin Jones Morris) and Meghan P. Devine of Ardmore, PA (Brian P. Devine); his adored eight grandchildren: Sarah, Brendan, Caroline, Ella, Liam, Avery, Jackson, and Declan; and his numerous grateful in-laws, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday September 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Stephen Catholic Church in Trumbull, CT. Calling hours will be on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spear Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (attention the John Morris Memorial Fund), 855 Main Street, 10th Floor, Bridgeport, CT 06604. For information or to give online condolences please visit

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  1. Hugs and prayers to Uncle John’s family. May God bless each of you as you celebrate his life. A life well lived Uncle John! Heaven’s newest angel has arrived!

  2. Dear Laurie:
    We were very sad to hear about John. We fondly remember our times at Harbour Ridge and especially how helpful you were to us.
    Sincere condolences to you and your family

  3. Dear Laurie ……We are shocked and SO saddened to hear of John’s passing. You and John were a special couple…. and YOU have always been so very brave…Please know our hearts and thoughts and love go out to you and your dear family….ANNE AND ELLIOTT

    hearts go out to you
    .We are thinking of you ALL.

  4. On behalf of the United Way of St. Lucie County Board and Staff, we extend our deepest sympathy. John will be remembered for his leadership and service to United Way. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laurie and his family during this most difficult time.

  5. Dear Lauri and family. Sorry to hear about john’s passing. We met at the us mid amateur championship at the homestead golf club in 2000 and this was the first championship both of us attended. We enjoyed each other’s company and spent much time together for many years until he left the committee. He had many friends on the committee and was an outstanding rules official. Elaine and I want to express our sincere condolences. Elaine and John Gillen

  6. Laurie;
    We are sorry to hear about John. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a good guy. I njoyed our time spent together at Harbour Ridge on the golf committee and on the golf course.

  7. We will miss you dear friend, wonderful husband, loving father, and grandfather! Life will not be the same without you and your indomitable spirit… God is with you now !🙏 😘

  8. Dear Laurie, I am deeply saddened to learn of John’s passing and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. I fondly recall our days together at Citibank and how much we enjoyed having John and you attend our 25th wedding anniversary party at the Greenwich Country Club. Susan left us in May so John and she will be reunited in heaven and able to share fond memories of our time spent together. With deepest sympathies, David

  9. Regrettably, I was not able to attend John’s wake. John’s willingness to jump into our club’s events as soon as he joined is a testament to his selfless character. As a member who often talked with John at our meetings, I can honestly say he will be missed.

    John Makar