Josephine Morse

Josephine Anne Morse (Costello)

October 4, 1939 - March 8, 2020
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Josephine A. (Costello) Morse, age 80, longtime Chelmsford resident, recently of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Claude L. Morse with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

She was born in Chelsea, MA on October 4, 1939 and was a daughter of the late Anthony and Emily (Morano) Costello.

Josephine was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She resided in Revere before moving to Chelmsford in 1968 to raise her family. Most recently, she and Claude retired and moved to Florida in 2003. Her life centered around her home and family. She was well known as an amazing cook, and enjoyed hosting her family for get togethers. She was devoted to her faith, having been a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. She cherished her trip to Medjugorje. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting and traveling with her husband. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her family.

In addition to her loving husband, Josephine leaves her children; Michael Morse of Townsend, MA, Mark Morse and his wife Oun Yanoupeth of DeBary, FL, Matthew Morse and his wife Lynne of Lowell, Marianne Patterson and her husband Douglas of Belmont, NH, Maureen Morse of Port St Lucie, FL, Marigrace Morse of Lowell and her significant other Steven Sawyer of Dracut, Daniel Morse and his wife Jennifer of Chelmsford, her grandchildren; Rebecca, Sara, Jillian, Kristine, Anthony, Lisa, Kevin, Darian, Donavin, Deven, Melanie, Kerry, Ryan, Lyndsay, Dylan, Olivia, Drew, Shawn, Sherry, Shannon, Samantha, Scott, Brennan, Mason, Kolby, her great-grandchildren; Blake, Camryn, Caden, Liam, Layton, Brayden, Seth, Layla, Skyla, Aliana, Catalina, Serenity, Rey, Balleigh, Gabriel, Madelyn, Demi, Chanel, Tessa, Shae, Brynna and Callie, her brothers; Joseph Costello and his wife Phyllis of Freeport, NY, John Costello of Peoria, IL, and her sisters and brothers-in-law Rita Costello, Kay Costello, Dominick Morse, David Morse, Delores Frost, Janet McInnis, MarieGrace Allouise and her husband John, and MaryAnn Flaherty and her husband Paul. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Sadly she is predeceased by her grandson Brian Morse, her great grandson Nathan Laurin, and her brothers Vincent and William Costello.

Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford.
**THE FUNERAL MASS WILL BE PRIVATE FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY VISIT to Live stream the Funeral Mass. All are welcome to attend committal prayers at 12 o'clock at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelmsford.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    March 17, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    March 17, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    March 18, 2020 | 11:00am
    March 18, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary Parish
    25 North Rd.
    Chelmsford, MA
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  • Interment

    St. Joseph Cemetery
    96 Riverneck Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Carol E. Wilson

Posted at 05:20pm
To all the Morse family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom! I can still vividly remember her even though it's been quite a few years! Please know I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! - Carol Wilson

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