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Prudence Tuxbury (Myrick) Morse, age 74, of Amesbury, died peacefully at her home on December 7, 2017, surrounded by her husband, Bill, and their three sons.
Born in Amesbury, on June 27, 1943, she was the eldest of four daughters of the late Frank H. and Gretchen (Tuxbury) Myrick. Prudy was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Class of 1961. After her youngest child was of school age, Prudy furthered her education at Northern Essex Community College and graduated with honors with an Associate's Degree in Medical Records.
Prudy was employed in the medical records department at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport as the Tumor Registrar until her retirement. She proudly served annually on the board of the AHS Class of 1961 Scholarship Committee. Her talent and passion for flowers and greenery were well illustrated by the gardens encircling her home. Prudy's family and friends frequently benefited from her love of cooking and entertaining. She also enjoyed her Boston sports teams but found it necessary to leave the room if the game was too close. Her greatest joy in life involved spending time with her husband, Bill, the boys and their wives, and her five grandchildren. The added joy they brought to her life is beyond words.
In addition to her devoted husband of 55 years, William G. Morse of Amesbury, she is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Morse and wife, Karena, Timothy Morse and wife, Jessica, all of Amesbury, Peter Morse and wife, Lauren of Fremont, N.H.; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jessica, Ashley, William and Logan; three sisters, Cassandra Acly and husband, Edward of Southbridge, Mass., Kathryn Scholtz and husband, Jack of Amesbury, Roberta Pilon and husband, Robert of Kingston, N.H.; brother-in-law, Donald Morse of Kingston, N.H.; sister-in-law, Betty Martel of Seabrook, N.H.; an aunt, Jeanne Fullerton of Exeter, N.H.; along with many nieces and nephews, extended family members and dear friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Eneman, the nurses, and staff of Anna Jacques Cancer Center, and nurse, Kristen Ross from Merrimack Valley Hospice. We will forever be grateful for the amazing devotion, kindness, and care they all provided. The family would especially like to thank all the family and friends who have so lovingly supported Prudy, and us, through her five-year battle with cancer - you made all the difference and that means everything.

Visiting hours at the Highland Street Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Friday, December 15, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Main St Congregational Church, 145 Main Street, Amesbury. Donations in her memory can be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice or Our Neighbors Table.
Published on December 10, 2017
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