LOUISE ELIZABETH MORRILL
WINCHENDON, MA - Louise Elizabeth Morrill (Wellman), age 79, of both Winchendon and Leesburg, FL and formerly of Braintree, MA peacefully passed away with family by her side on December 18, 2023 at Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon.
Louise was born December 2, 1944 in Weymouth, MA. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert and Blanche Wellman. Louise spent her youth in both Weymouth, MA and DeLand, FL. She married the love of her life, Robert C. Morrill Jr. in 1965. Bob and Louise lived in Hull and Braintree then spent their retired years together in Leesburg. Louise was a lifelong member of the Order of the Eastern Star and devoted member of the Celebration Baptist Church in Leesburg.
Louise leaves behind four children and their spouses: Gretchen (Michael) Kelley of Winchendon, MA, Jennifer (Gerry) Ulland of West Chester, OH, Scott (Kristen) Morrill of Laconia, NH, and Christian (Cara) Chandler of Ashfield, MA. She is also survived by her dear sister Debbie (Mark) Juckett of Cataumet, MA. She was adored by her many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and daughter, Wendy Manno.
Louise was a compassionate soul with an unwavering dedication to nurturing her family and community. Throughout her life, she embodied the essence of caregiving, shaping her days around fostering love and support for those around her. As a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, her nurturing spirit knew no bounds. She lovingly tended to her children, grandchildren, and husband, especially during Bob’s later years, exhibiting boundless warmth and care that defined her character.
Her impact extended beyond her immediate family. Louise touched the lives of numerous children through her home daycare center. Her compassionate guidance and nurturing presence left an indelible mark on each child she cared for, shaping their early years with love and kindness.
Her professional journey at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital reflected her innate ability to heal not just bodies but also spirits. As a patient care advocate, Louise dedicated herself to nursing patients back to health, empowering them to return home with renewed hope and strength.
Her role as a grandmother, lovingly known as “Nina” to her grandchildren, was a cherished chapter in her life. Louise adored her 11 grandchildren—Brendan, Sean, Kathryn, Jake, Lauren, Anna, Drew, Brett, Leela, Zooey and Christian. She found immense joy in celebrating their milestones, attending their special occasions, and offering unwavering encouragement as they pursued their dreams.
During her retirement at Legacy of Leesburg, Louise continued to radiate warmth and friendship. Known as the social chairperson on her street, she effortlessly brought people together, organizing themed parties and fostering a sense of camaraderie among her friends.
Louise was an active member of the Veterans Club in her Legacy community. She was known for placing many American flags in front of the homes on her street in celebration of patriotic holidays and to honor the many Veterans in her community.
Her generous spirit also extended to animals, as she dedicated her time to volunteering at Howey Horse Haven Rescue, providing care and compassion to abandoned, abused and aged horses.
Louise especially enjoyed traveling. She planned a magical trip to Disney World for her son Scott and his family paying attention to every small detail. Some of her favorite vacations included tours of Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands with her daughters, sharing a love for new sights and cultures.
Louise's legacy of kindness, compassion, and unwavering love will forever resonate with those whose lives she touched. She leaves behind a profound impact and will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
At Louise’s request, services and burial will be private at a later date. For those wishing to make a gift in honor of Louise, please consider donation to Howey Horse Haven Rescue or Veterans Honor Flight, two organizations that were meaningful to her.
She may have left this world, but her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who loved her.