Kenneth W. Morse, 93, of Northborough


Kenneth W. MorseNorthborough – On Jan. 25, 2021, Kenneth W. Morse passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 93 years. He was the devoted husband of 62 years to his beloved wife, Sylvia Irene May (Henry) Morse, until death separated them in 2014.

Ken was born in Framingham and raised in Ashland, one of three sons to the late John and Marion (Crosby) Morse. Shortly after graduation Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After honorably serving, Ken studied at Ohio State University where he was awarded a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Throughout his working career Ken performed cost analyst operations at numerous manufacturing companies, notably General Motors’ Framingham assembly plant, Worcester Pressed Steel, the Foxboro Company, Seth Thomas and the Anderson Company. He also served as an adjunct professor of Mathematics at the former Worcester Junior College; a position he found great satisfaction in.

Ken and Sylvia were active in their beloved Northborough community. Together they actively served on the new senior center fundraising committee and Ken served numerous years as a troop leader for Boy Scouts Troop 1. He enjoyed woodworking and carving in his spare time. Most of all, he looked forward to being included in his children and grandchildren’s daily activities. They will forever cherish the many stories of his life which Ken entertained them with.

Among those who survive Ken are his four children, Stephen Morse and his wife Sharon of Winter Garden, Fla., Wayne Morse and his wife Lynn of Rotonda West, Fla., Cynthia Chambless and her husband Ron of Oxford, Keith Morse and his wife Laurie of Millbury; 15 grandchildren, William, Jennifer, Stephanie, Elizabeth, James, Patricia, Melissa, Kimberly, Alison, Lynnel, Brian, David, Jason, Christopher and Sarah; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, who are expected to be born soon; and nieces, nephews and a brother-in-law, Arthur Henry. Ken was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel; a great-granddaughter, Lily; and his two brothers, Richard and Philip Morse.

Due to the current covid-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on gatherings, Ken’s funeral and burial will be private for his family. There are no planned services for the public at this time. Please continue to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Morse family respectfully requests you consider memorial donations to the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Rd., Northborough, MA 01532, as the center meant so much to Ken and Sylvia in life.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. To leave a condolence or to share a memory on the online guestbook, please visit