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Hubert 'Hugh' Morgan, 94, Lifelong Danbury Resident

Hubert "Hugh" Morgan was a member of the Lions Club for 63 years, where he served as president and was recognized for his service as a Knight of the Blind, and with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Ambassador of Sight Award.
Hubert "Hugh" Morgan was a member of the Lions Club for 63 years, where he served as president and was recognized for his service as a Knight of the Blind, and with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Ambassador of Sight Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. — Hubert "Hugh" V. Morgan, a lifelong resident of Danbury, died Tuesday, April 11, after a short illness. He was 94.

He was the husband of the late Regina (Hayden) Morgan.

Hugh graduated from Danbury High School in 1938 and joined the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He sold real estate for 10 years and worked for Sherwin-Williams for 32 years. He was active in city politics, serving on several boards over the years, and was a proud member of the Republican Party.

He was a member of the Lions Club for 63 years, where he served as president and was recognized for his service as a Knight of the Blind, and with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and Ambassador of Sight Award. He was a trustee and member emeritus of the Scott Fanton Museum (now the Danbury Museum & Historical Society), served on the board of directors and as member emeritus for the Salvation Army, and on the board of directors for Augustana Homes.

He was a member of St. Peter's Church, serving as a lector and a member of the Men's Club for 43 years, and was a recipient of the St. Augustine Medal from the Diocese of Bridgeport. Morgan was also an active volunteer at Saint John Paul II Center for 30 years and was a recipient of the Father Rufin Compassionate Care Award.

He is survived by his daughters Carol (Steve) Rosenfield, Kathy (Bill) Ehli, Pat (Jeb) Baker, and Debi Morgan; seven grandchildren, Chris (Steph) Morgan, Jennifer Ehli, Becky (Greg) Hawkins, Elizabeth (Joe) Hudson, John (Coleen) Ehli, Amy Rosenfield and Jason Rosenfield; and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Robert (Mary Ann) Hayden and many nieces and nephews.

Morgan was born in Danbury on Oct. 25, 1920 to Alfred and Lydia Morgan. In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Laura (Seth) Stietzel, and brother-in-law, Martin (Phyllis) Hayden.

Friends will be received from 4  to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. The Danbury Lion's Club will hold a service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at St. Peter's Church in Danbury. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to:

  • St. Peter Church, 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810
  • Salvation Army, 15 Foster St., Danbury, CT 06810
  • St. John Paul II Pastoral Care Dept., 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, CT 06810
  • New England Center for Children (NECC), 33 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772 or
  • Lions/CRIS Radio, 314 Windsor Ave., Windsor, CT 06095.

For further information or to post a condolence online, visit www.thegreenfuneralhome.com .

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