Margaret Patricia Morgan
NORTH CANAAN — Margaret Patricia Morgan, 87, of North Canaan died Dec. 7, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. Margaret was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Lakeville, the daughter of the late Marguerite (Zimmerman) and John Patrick Morgan. She lived virtually her entire life at 254 West Main St. in North Canaan.Margaret was a registered nurse who graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. She served The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville as the head nurse of the school infirmary from 1948 until her retirement in 2004. She loved her time at Hotchkiss, and the students with whom she worked. She also enjoyed visiting with her many friends and taking trips to Cape Cod. Margaret was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in North Canaan.Margaret is survived by her nephew, John Richard “Rick” Phair and his wife, Sandra, of Manchester, Conn.; her brother-in-law, Richard James Phair, of North Canaan; her two grandnephews, Jonathan Morgan Phair and his wife, Cheryl, of Stamford, Conn., and Brian Richard Phair and his wife, Sarah, of Waltham, Mass. Margaret was predeceased by her longtime companion, William Christian Michel Jr.; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth (Morgan) Phair. A Mass of Christian burial was held Dec. 10 at St. Joseph’s Church with burial in Mountain View Cemetery in North Canaan. Memorial donations may be sent to The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039-2130.The Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan has charge of arrangements.