Obituaries

Craig A. Morris, 72, of Monkton

CRAIG A. MORRIS

MONKTON — Craig A. Morris, a talented photographer and artist, passed away at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The beloved husband of Mary (Perkins), he was 72 years old.

Craig was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., as the son of the late Albert and Reid Morris. Craig was raised and educated in Larchmont, N.Y., and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. It was while in high school that he would meet his future wife, Mary Perkins, although they did not start dating until after graduation. They married in 1971 and raised their two sons in Underhill, Vt.

Craig had a career that spanned over forty years as a professional photographer. His most recent job was the District Operations Manager for a school portrait photography company in Florida. He shared his talents with others, teaching hundreds of photographers the art of portrait photography. Craig was also a talented artist, with architectural oil paintings being his specialty. He also incorporated underpainting and glazing into his creative process.

Craig had a tremendous love for music, and was of incredible influence to his life. He played the guitar, mandolin, autoharp and violin and was self-taught. He enjoyed playing for himself, his family and occasionally would play for a small audience.

Craig was a very loving, honest, thoughtful and engaging father. He was very proud of his two sons and all their accomplishments. Above all, Craig cherished his time with his entire family, whether he was host or guest, always ensuring everyone was well fed and comfortable. Craig will be remembered as a talented, loving, loyal and creative man who always put the needs of his family above his own.

Craig was the beloved husband of Mary (Perkins); loving father of Jamie A. Morris and his wife Carolynne Erwin of Vermont, and Brendan P. Morris of Virginia; proud grandfather of Oliver, Evan and Oakley Morris; and brother of Stephen Morris and Carol Morris of Maine.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Craig’s name may be made to PSC Partners Seeking a Cure www.PSCpartners.org.◊

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