U.S. Army Reservist worked for FedEx

WAKEFIELD — Michael G. Morgan, 76, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 while surrounded by family at the Greenwood Nursing and Rehab in Wakefield.

He was born in Winchester on Dec. 30, 1947, to the late George H. and Alyce (Flynn) Morgan.

Throughout his life, Mr. Morgan was a devoted and proud resident of Wakefield. He spent a brief period of time in Sutherland while pursuing his studies at UMass. During that time, he found great happiness alongside his former wife, Rose. Michael dedicated many years of his career to FedEx, where he played a pivotal role in training new drivers on tractor trailers. Michael was a member of the West Side Social Club of Wakefield, where he enjoyed bartending on Saturday mornings for many years. Michael served his country as a sergeant first class with the 329th Engineer Group during his honorable tenure in the U.S. Army Reserves.

An avid gardener with a passion for cultivating vegetables, Michael found joy in nurturing his garden. He was a voracious reader and was often seen relaxing on his front porch, typically with a Stephen King book in hand. He cherished special moments traveling to Ireland with his daughter Kate.

He is survived by his children: Jeffrey M. Morgan and his wife, Meghan, of Lynnfield; and Kathryn D. Morgan and her fiancé, Michael Paige, of North Andover.  Michael’s former wife, Rosemary (Day) Morgan of Lynnfield, formerly of Wakefield, also survives him. He also leaves behind his grandsons Charles, Oliver and Henry. Michael’s siblings also survive him: Shelley Campbell and her partner, Richard Smith, of Reading; Pamela Morgan and her partner, Mary O’Sullivan, of Newbury; and Timothy Morgan and his wife, Jeanine, of Pelham, New Hampshire. Michael’s sister Jayne Boyle predeceased him.

Michael’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield, on Tuesday, April 2. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, prior to the Mass.  Interment took place at Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc., One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To sign the online guestbook, visit mcdonaldfs.com.