Bertram E. “Bert” Morton, 76, of Wallingford, VT, died Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness.
Bert was born on July 30, 1940, in Wallingford, the son of Everett B. and Dorothy (Trapanier) Morton.
Bert graduated from the Wallingford High School in 1958.
On June 4 1960, Bert married his longtime high school friend, Gail Hall Morton. They raised four children together that they were both very proud of. They were married for 39 years until Gail passed in 1999.
Bert was lucky enough to find love again and married Carol Mulroy Morton on March 9, 2008. He lived out his remaining years with Carol and their beloved dogs, Wally and Morgan. Bert and Carol formed a strong bond with their Pastor Chris and his wife, Michelle.
Bert was employed as a salesman for Norcross-Eldridge and then, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as an agent. He then, for 25 years, was the manager of distribution for the Rutland Herald until his retirement. During his retirement, he owned and operated Placemats “R” Us.
Bert enjoyed music, camping, Hamfest and traveling to Maine. He was an avid Ham radio operator since being a child, with the call sign, W1DFU. He was one of the founding members of the Green Mountain Wireless Society.
Bert and Carol were members of Hubbardton Liberty Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Mulroy Morton, of Wallingford; a daughter, Tammy Draper and her husband, Scott, and son, Cameron, of Rutland; three sons, Tim Morton and his wife, Judy, of Arlington and their daughters, Suzy and Sydney, Tom Morton and his fiancée, Lynda, and Tom’s son, Eric, Terry Morton and his fiancée, Holly, and their sons, Cody and Chase, all of Rutland; his sister, Betty Parker, of Waynesboro, VA; four stepsons, Eric Sumner, of Cornish, NH, Chad Sumner, of Claremont, NH, Jarrod Suhesky, of Greenland, NH, and Brendon Suesky, of New London, NH; five step-grandchildren; and three nephews.
There will be a celebration of life at the family’s convenience.
Arrangements are by the Wallingford-Aldous Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701; or Hubbardton Liberty Church, 5877 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton, VT 05732.
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