Marie Grace (Seymour) Morley, 92, Ogdensburg


OGDENSBURG -- The children of Marie Grace (Seymour) Morley, age 92 of Ogdensburg want to announce the passing of their beloved mother on July 7, 2024 at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  

She is survived by sons, Timothy (Pam) Morley of Vero Beach FL, William Morley of Ogdensburg; daughters, Nancy (Kirk) Hollis of Stroudsburg PA, Kathleen (Dale) Donaldson of Ogdensburg, Peggy (Spencer) Garrison of Ogdensburg, Susan Morley of Liverpool, Amy (Gregg) Sommer of Skaneateles NY; daughter-in-law, Dolly Burns-Morley of Matthews NC; her sister, Ellen Bova; a brother Robert Seymour; sisters-in-law, Janet Seymour, Mary Ellen Seymour, Patsy Morley, Mary Catherine Weathers and Gail Beabes.  Marie was also affectionately known as “grandma” to 16 grandchildren and “Grandma Morley” to 33 great-grandchildren; and many special nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Morley Jr. on November 19, 2012; her son, Michael Morley on December 15, 2023; a sister, Anna DuPre’; brothers, James, Thomas, L. David & William Seymour; sisters-in-law, Rose Seymour, Clara Seymour, Barbara Seymour, Memory Morley; brothers-in-law, Thomas Dupre’, Herman Bova, Lawrence “Broc” Morley, Henry Morley, Alan Weathers and Frank Beabes.

Marie was born on October 28, 1931, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of the late Lucien and Mary (Brannan) Seymour. 

She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1949 and furthered her education at the Wallace Business School. 

She later went to work for Fournier Motors as their bookkeeper. 

On November 27, 1954, she married the love of her life William F. Morley Jr. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with the Rev. Francis White officiating.  

Marie was a very loving and positive person who found the best in everyone she met.  She treated everyone with dignity and respect and her life’s work was raising her eight children and doing for others.

As a devout Catholic, Marie was active in the St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, the Blue Army, prayer line, prolife activities, and as a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. 

She also served regularly as a greeter and provider of cookies for many events at the Cathedral. 

For many years Marie was a Girl Scout leader for troop 326 and prayed the rosary with the residents of St. Joseph Home weekly on Monday afternoon.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral with her nephew Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. 

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024, from 4:00-7:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral Gabriel Project or the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club. 

Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.