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Marblehead - Herbert James (Jim) Morton, 79 years old, of Marblehead, Mass., and formerly a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away on December 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Boston, Mass., on January 16, 1940, to the late William and Dorothy Morton, he grew up in Dorchester as the youngest of six children. He graduated from Northeastern University with an engineering degree and had a long successful career as the owner of a robotics company: Minuteman Controls in Wakefield.

A longtime member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose, Jim spent his days in retirement playing golf-his greatest lifelong passion-with wonderful friends. In the past several years he traveled extensively with his wife and enjoyed being with his family.

Jim was quick-witted, intelligent, generous, and kind. He had an extremely funny, dry sense of humor and was a master crossword puzzle and crypto-quote solver.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Lucille; his son, Gregory Morton and his wife Melanie; and daughter Tanya Clancy and her husband Danny; his grandchildren, Nataya Kevorkian, Brandon and Ryan Clancy, and Talan Morton; his brother, Thomas Morton and wife Lois; his sister Audrey Russell; his brother John (Jackie) Morton; and his sister-in-law Cynthia Nutter. He also leaves behind his step-children, Heidi Farsi and husband Nick and Heather Murray and husband Scott; step-grandchildren (Christine, Grant, Griffin, Gavin, and Kelsey); and several nieces and nephews; as well as many other lifelong friends and colleagues. He is predeceased by his parents; his sister Dorothy (Sissy) Smith, and brother William (Brother) Morton.
A celebration of life will be held at the Bellevue Golf Club at 320 Porter St., in Melrose, on Saturday, December 14, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA 02766 in Jim's name. Arrangements by Murphy Funeral Home, for more information or online guestbook, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.murphyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 12, 2019


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Brenda and Frank McDermott
Dec 15, 2019
Jim was a wonderful guy whom we knew for far too short of time. We have great memories of his sense of humor and the fact that he was always a true gentleman. His courageous fight with cancer is an example for us all. May he Rest In Peace.
Jerry Marquis
Dec 13, 2019
Mr Morton was a spectacular person and will be missed in my country club Mgmt career he and his family were one of the best members of all and made everyday enjoyable God Bless Jerry Marquis former mgr of Bellevue GC
Cynthia McGurren
Dec 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Lucille and Jim’s entire family as they mourn his passing and celebrate his incredible life. His warm sense of humor always made me smile. May he Rest In Peace.