Marie A. Morgia, 93, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Marie Ann Morgia, 93, Watertown, passed away April 4, 2019, peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She was under the care of Hospice during her final days.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be held 9 a.m. Monday, April 8, at the funeral home followed by the funeral Mass celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. William G. Muench presiding. Entombment will follow at Glenwood Mausoleum.

Marie was born Jan. 31, 1926, a daughter of Anna and Nicholas Canale on Dorsey Street in Watertown. Those neighborhood surroundings created friendships that would last her a lifetime. Daily she enjoyed reminiscing about her friends in the sand flats. She graduated from Watertown High School and met the love of her life, Theodore Guy Morgia. They were married on Sept. 11, 1946, at St. Anthony’s Church. Mr. Morgia passed on Jan. 5, 1985.

She is survived by her three children, Theodora (Tammy) Baytos and her husband Joseph, Cape Canaveral, FL, Christine Jean Cox and her husband Richard, Baldwinsville, and Bruce Michael Morgia and his wife Sarah, Watertown; seven grandchildren, Jay Baytos (Jodi), Michael Cox (Robin), Daniel Cox (Hilary), Steven Baytos, Jennifer Morris (Jacob), Travis Morgia (Molly), Tia Morgia; eleven great grandchildren, Jaid, Jacob, Chase, Ethan, Natalie, Caden, Payton, Bella, Greyson, Jaxson, and Margot; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband she was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Dominic Canale, and a sister, Adeline Sutton.

Marie started out waitressing in restaurants in Watertown and after her marriage, she selectively worked at Morgia’s Restaurant as a hostess. Her love of travel was shared with her late husband Teddy and sister Adeline.

Throughout her life, especially in her most recent years, Marie could be found playing cards with a group at the kitchen table. She actively participated in Beta Sigma Phi International for over a quarter of a century.

She spent many happy years in Winterhaven, Florida, with her sister, Adeline.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of NNY, 131 Washington St., and St. Anthony’s Church, 850 Arsenal St., all in Watertown, NY 13601.

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