Marsha J. Morey

CANAAN — Marsha J. (Balfour) Morey, 67, of 135 Sand Road, passed away on June 25, 2024, at Charlotte-Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. She was the beloved wife of the late Bennett Morey. Marsha was born on Aug. 1, 1956, in Winsted, daughter of the late William and Carol (Heller) Balfour.

Marsha dedicated her career to caring for others as a CNA and private duty caregiver, serving at Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation and throughout Litchfield County. She was actively involved in the VFW Couch-Pipa Post 6851 Ladies Auxiliary, embodying a commitment to community and service.

Marsha is survived by her four sons; Matthew Gwinn of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and his wife Janet Gwinn, Damian Gwinn of Canaan and his wife Liz Gwinn, Larry Gwinn of Canaan, and Adam Lockwood of Sheffield. She is also survived by her stepsons; Bennett Morey and his fiancé Jessica Cassella, and Michael Butler and his fiancé Erica Withers; stepdaughters Holly Morey, December Morey, and Asya Morey; significant other Michael Brodeur; stepmother Issy Balfour; brothers Michael Balfour of Eureka, California, William Balfour and his wife Sue of Torrington, and Brian Balfour and his wife Cathy of Lockwood, New York; numerous grandchildren and one great grandson along with numerous nieces and nephews. Marsha was predeceased by her husband Bennett Morey, brother Lee Balfour, and stepson Dana Cross.

A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home, 118 Main St. North Canaan, CT 06018.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VFW Couch-Pipa Post 6851 Auxiliary, 104 South Canaan Rd., Canaan, CT 06018, or to the American Association for Cancer Research, 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404.

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