GLOUCESTER, Mass. — Albert Benton “Ben” Morgan, 95, of Gloucester, Oakdale, and Ledyard died June 25, 2021 in Boston.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1925, in Malden, Mass., to the late Alva Britton and Mary Eleanor (Wetherell) Morgan. He married his wife Shirley (Cole) Morgan on May 14, 1955, in Norwalk. She died in 2016 after almost 62 years of marriage.
Ben graduated from Darien High School in 1943 and St. Lawrence University with a bachelor’s degree in 1948. He graduated from New Haven College in 1962 with an associate’s degree in electrical engineering.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 as an Electronic Technician’s Mate, 2nd Class.
He was an employee of Connecticut Light and Power for 41 years, retiring as the Danielson District manager. He was appointed by the governor of Connecticut to the State Board of Landscape Architects in 1979 and served on the Killingly-Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for many years, including holding the position of president and sitting on the board of directors. Ben was an active lifetime member and strong supporter of the Putnam Rotary Club and received a perfect attendance award for just shy of 50 years.
He was a member of the Norwich branch of the U.S. Power Squadrons for 50 years and had successfully completed every course offered by that organization including Advanced Celestial Navigation, which he also taught. He loved fishing off the rocks in front of his house and running on Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester and was well-known and loved on Brier Neck.
He leaves a daughter Sharon Smith (Steven) of Oakdale, Gary Morgan (Brenda) of Gloucester; granddaughters Holly Gain (Matt), Julie Smith, Jennifer Nelson (Andrew), and Dr. Elizabeth Johnsen (William); great-grandsons Elijah Nelson and Henry Johnsen. Burial was July 17 in Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, Uncasville.


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