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Mary Elizabeth Morton

mary morton

May 13, 1946 ~ June 4, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Morton, 68, of Reston, VA. passed away peacefully on June 4 at her home after a short battle with cancer. Ms. Morton was the 4th of 5 children, born May 13, 1946, to Albert and Elizabeth (Cranney) Bowers of Ilion, NY. She graduated from Ilion High School in June 1964 and married John L. Morton on July 3, 1965. After raising her family in Mohawk, NY, she returned to college to earn both a BS and MS in Psychology. Ms. Morton spent her professional career working with children in a vocation she loved. Her shining smile, heartfelt hello, and intense interest in each child's development were her hallmarks.

She is survived by her loving husband John, daughter Anne Morton of Reston, VA. sons James of Johnstown, NY, William (Michelle) of Raleigh, NC, and Brian Morton of Reston, VA., her grandchildren; Jacob, Noah, Luke, her beloved brothers Jack, Ed, and Terry Bowers and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Morton was predeceased by her son John and sister Kathleen.

A Celebration of Life memorial for Mrs. Morton will be held from 2-4pm on June 8 at Brown's Chapel (11300 Baron Cameron Ave.) in Reston, VA. Mrs. Morton's remains will be interred in upstate NY at a later date, after a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mary's favorite charity: Cornerstones (

The family wishes to thank the dedicated professionals at Inova Hospitals (Fairfax and Mount Vernon) and Reston Hospital Center for the wonderful care Mrs. Morton received as she fought the rapidly spreading cancer. The family would also like to thank the Optum Hospice team for their care and support; the team worked to ensure the last days of Mrs. Morton's life were pain free and comfortable.


Brown's Chapel
11300 Baron Cameron Avenue
Reston, VA 20190

June 8, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  1. Our condolence on your lost from Ms.Lupe and family. I worked for a short amount of time with Ms. Mary at KinderCare. She trained me and showed me everything she could. She will always be in my heart. Such a lovely woman with her beautiful smile. I learned so much from Ms.Mary and will never forget her advice she always gave me. She was one of my motivators and I will truly miss her. My prayers go out to her family. Much Love, MS Lupe and Family

  2. So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I worked with her for many years at The Mohawk Valley Nursing Home Child Care Center. Prayers and thought are with you and your family at this sad time

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