Audrey S. Morrison Obituary

Audrey S.  Morrison
Audrey S. Morrison

April 5, 1925 - November 7, 2020
Born in Queens, New York
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Bridgewater

Audrey Searfoss Morrison

95, died November 7, 2020 in Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ.

She was born in her Queens Village, New York family home, on April 5, 1925, to Raymond Wright Searfoss and Lillian Taylor Searfoss. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, St. Albans, Queens, NY in January 1943 and from The Scudder School, Fifth Avenue, NY, NY, in June 1944. She was an executive secretary for General Foods Corp., Park Avenue, NY, NY from 1944 through 1947. Audrey married attorney Norman E. Morrison, on November 8, 1947. They made their home in West Hempstead, New York and were blessed with two children, Clayton Taylor Morrison and Barbara Morrison Kelly. Audrey and Norman came to live with their daughter and son-in-law, Edward J. Kelly and family in Franklin Square, NY in 1993 and the entire family moved to Bridgewater, NJ in 1997. Audrey’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family, reading, doing word puzzles and birdwatching. She was a polio survivor and conquered all life’s challenges with a positive spirit and deep faith. She was an Episcopalian. She was the most loving, devoted, loyal and generous daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend.

She was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Searfoss Muther, in 1985 and by her husband in 1998. She is survived by her son, Clayton, and his wife Jacqueline, of Babylon, NY; her daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Edward, of Bridgewater, NJ; grandchildren Jennifer Kelly Landrieu, and her husband, Christopher, of Branchburg, NJ and William Searfoss Kelly, and his wife, Bernadette, of Allendale, NJ; and four great grandchildren: William H. Landrieu, Ryan T. Landrieu, Liam M. Kelly, and Declan J. Kelly.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home, Somerville, NJ. Private services were presided over by Pastor Mark Swart of the North Branch Reformed Church. Burial was in Harbourton Cemetery, Hopewell Township, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: United Spinal (formerly Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Assoc.), 120-34 Queens Blvd., #320, Kew Gardens, NY 11415; National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, 6800 Wheeler Canyon Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93060; or a charity of your choice. To send condolences to the family, please visit brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com.

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