Elizabeth Clark Morrison
Elizabeth Clark Morrison passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2013 at Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham, NJ. A viewing will be held on Monday, April 8th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April, 9th at 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Church, 85 Washington Ave., Chatham.
Elizabeth (Betty) was born on March 19, 1923 in Newark, NJ. She graduated summa cum laude from the College of St. Elizabeth with a BA in Economics. In 1946 Betty married Edward Morrison and they resided in Newark raising four daughters until 1958 when they moved to Chatham, NJ where their son Ed was born. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Betty embarked on a commendable career in education becoming a teacher, reading specialist, and principal for the Morris County School System. After her retirement and some extensive traveling, Betty decided to fulfill her life-long dream of becoming an attorney and graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 1992 passing the bar at 67 years of age. For several years she practiced law with her brother Andrew Clark at the law offices of Seaman, Clark and Addy in Perth Amboy, NJ.
Betty’s Catholic faith was her foundation and strength. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham, NJ for many years helping with the Legion of Mary, RCIA, and was a Eucharistic Minister who served not only during Masses but also as a minister to the sick and home-bound. Betty led her life with remarkable intelligence, fortitude, grace, and dignity inspiring her family and friends to love and serve others, to embrace education, and to grow in faith. She was loved tremendously and will be missed greatly.
She is predeceased by her husband, Edward Joseph Morrison, and her siblings, Mary (Stan), Andrew ( Dotty), Peggy(Bill), and Jimmy(Babs). Survivors include her beloved children, Mary, Lizann (Dick), Joan (Jim), Michele, Edward (Jane), her grandchildren Thomas Joseph, Rick, Maureen, (Daryle), Bethann, Katie, Mary, and Eleanor as well as her great-grandchildren, Hallie and Landon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Sacred Heart League.