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171 Humboldt Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-5625
Fax: 617-427-2869
Hugh Morris

Hugh E Morris Jr.

Saturday, November 27th, 1954 - Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Hugh E. Morris Jr. of Boston, MA departed his life on July 15, 2019. Hugh, also known as JR, was born on November 27, 1954 in Boston, MA to the late Hugh E. Morris Sr. and Willa G. Morris.

Hugh met his significant other, Joanne Coleman in 1971 in Boston, MA where they had four children together and remained close friends for over 45 years.

Hugh graduated high school from English High School in 1972 and attended Stonehill College for a short time. Hugh worked for fifteen years at the Stop & Shop warehouse in Fall River, MA where he retired from in 2016. Then he went on to work part-time for SAS retail to occupy his days. Hugh took ill November of 2018 and did not recover from MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome).

Junior loved sports, a dedicated fan to all Boston teams especially the New England Patriots. He loved to watch golf and his favorite player was Tiger Woods. He enjoyed his grandchildren and family when they visited him. You could find JR riding his bike or hanging at the park with the fellas. His favorite part of the day was watching soap operas with his sister, Sandra.

In addition to his significant other, Joanne Coleman he is survived by his four children Hugh Coleman (Emily) of Boston, MA, Latisha Evans (Ricardo) of Providence, RI, Derek Coleman (Ashley) of Memphis, TN and Nadea Coleman (Kareem) of Boston, MA; sisters Sandra Morris, Debra Morris-Covington (Paul), Lael Morris, Debra Denise of New Haven, CT; brothers Ronald Morris and Stanton Morris of Boston, MA and Howard Morris. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, Jordyn, Jahniyah, Camille, Jayda, Skylar, Jahmir, Jaylen, Adonijah, Jahair, Kareem II, Juliyen, Ahmejah, Derek Jr., Ricardo Jr.., and Anthony. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

JR was preceded in death by his grandmother Rose Shealy, parents Hugh Sr. and Willa, godmother Mary Otis, his brother Thomas Morris, granddaughter Jahmyrah Evans and brother-in-law Kevin Bonds.

There will be a Viewing on Saturday July 20, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Services at 11:00 O’clock at Riley-Antoine Funeral Home 171 Humboldt Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121

Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 11:00am
    Riley-Antoine Funeral Home
    171 Humboldt Ave.
    Dorchester, MA 02121
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  • Interment

    Oak Lawn Cemetery
    427 Cummins Highway
    ROSLINDALE, MA 02131
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cheryl murray

Posted at 09:06pm
I was a friend of your Aunt Mozelle and Grandmother Rose - I am sorry for your family's loss. God loved him best. Cheryl Murray Mt. Moriah Chapter #7

Natahlie G Rahmsay

Posted at 08:15am
I will miss you, Hugh, you will always be in my heart. Love Natahlie

Carla, Lisa, Amanda & Mom

Posted at 12:25pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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