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Helen Rose Morrison, 93, Of Danbury, Navy Nurse During WWII

DANBURY, Conn. - Helen Rose (Pracuta) Morrison of Danbury died Monday, Sept. 8. She was 93.

Morrison was born June 1, 1921, in Danbury, to Hipolit and Petrunella Pracuta. She was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1936, and the Danbury Hospital School of Nursing.

She served as a lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corp during World War II and was registered in the National Women's War Memorial in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Navy Nurse Corp Association and the Catholic War Veterans.

She was a member of the St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Danbury. She served her community as a nurse, including the position of first aide nurse at the Great Danbury State Fair for many years. She also served many years as a den mother for the Boys Scouts of America.

Her artwork has been admired around the greater Danbury area. She was a member of the Richter Park Association, where she received several awards for her paintings.

Morrison is survived by her sons, Michael Morrison and Robert Morrison and wife, all of Danbury; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brother, Edward (Anne); and seven nieces, one nephew and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, William Noble Morrison; and siblings, Stella, Chester, and Mary.

Calling hours are Thursday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. at Green Funeral Home , 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery.

Contributions in Morrison’s memory may be made to St. Gregory the Great Church , 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury, CT 06811.

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