Carroll L. Morton, 78

Carroll L. Morton

Carroll L. Morton

CASCO — Carroll Lorenzo Morton, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 with his family by his side, after a 20-month battle with throat, lung and liver cancer.

Carroll was born on July 25, 1935 to Leon and Barbara Morton in Portland. He attended Fryeburg Academy.

Carroll married Irene Irish on April 30, 1956. They lived in Casco where they raised their six children.

Carroll served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He worked as a truck driver most of his life, both long haul and local. In his later years, he was employed as the constable and the Animal Control Officer for the town of Casco, and served a term as selectman. Carroll also worked security at Fryeburg Fair every year, with Irene. They jokingly referred to this time as their vacation. Carroll was a member of American Legion #215.

Carroll is survived by his wife of 57 years, and six children, Carroll, Larry, Bob, Wyatt, Tammy Chapman and Hope Chapman; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; his sister, Lucille Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Stella Berry.

Carroll will always be remembered for his gentle, kind nature, his love of animals and his sense of humor.

Visiting hours will be at Hall Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by light refreshments at Tammy’s house. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Maine Medical Cancer Center Institute, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME.

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