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Howard W. ‘Buzzy’ Morey Sr.

SALISBURY — Howard W. “Buzzy” Morey Sr., 81, formerly of Railroad Street in Salisbury, died on Christmas evening, Dec. 25, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Adele (Bushnell) Morey. He was born March 17, 1930, at home in Salisbury, the son of the late Hazel (Ostrander) and Earl Morey.Buzzy was employed by the town of Salisbury. For many years, he could be seen twice a day at his post at the corner of Lincoln City Road and Main Street in Lakeville, helping the Salisbury Central School children across the road in his capacity as a school crossing guard. Prior to that he worked for the Salisbury Highway Department. Buzzy’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was always first to see them perform either at school or at a ball game. He enjoyed camping, and fishing and loved going on vacations with his family. He and his wife were bingo fans, and Buzzy also enjoyed going to Lebanon Valley Speedway with his son Jerry. Buzzy served his country during the Korean Conflict. He served in the Army as a private first class from Feb. 13, 1952, until Jan. 20, 1954.In addition to his wife, Buzzy, he is survived by his children and their families, Darlene Wellersdick and her husband, Vaughn, and their daughter, Brittni, all of Sharon; Chris Morey and his wife, Anne Minacci-Morey, and their children Ciarra, Lily and Haven, all of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Howard W. Morey Jr. and his wife, Melanie, and their sons, Joshua and Shane, all of North Canaan; Jerry Morey and his wife, Tina Sawyer Morey, and their children, Jerry Jr., Joseph, Jonathan and Tristina Morey, all of Ashley Falls; Danny Morey of North Canaan; Lisa Moyers and her husband, Bruce, and their children, Steven and Brianna Moyers, of East Longmeadow, Mass.; and Hazel Morey and her daughter, Kylie Drumm, of North Canaan. Buzzy was predeceased by a son, Earl Morey II, on Oct. 23, 1986.Graveside services with military honors were held Dec.29 at Salisbury Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, PO Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018.

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