Martin E. Morrill, Jr.

  • Born: January 15, 1937
  • Died: May 31, 2018
  • Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Martin Edward Morrill Jr. of Duxbury, long time resident of Norwell, died on May 31, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1937 in Boston to the late Martin Sr. and Isabel (Black) Morrill. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Ellis) Morrill and former husband of the late Mary Joyce Morrill.

Martin was a proud service member of the United States Army, serving as a Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. He later worked many years as a Comptroller for Good Brothers Ford (Randolph) and Dodge (Weymouth). He was a member of Chabad of Cape Cod and an inner circle member of the Quarterdeck of Falmouth.

He will always be remembered for being a sports enthusiast. Martin's generosity was unmatched. He was a wonderful husband who loved his family very much.
Along with his wife Patricia, Martin will be dearly missed by his children Martin Morrill and his wife Paula Passmore, Ann Marie (Morrill) Baxter, Joseph Ellis, James Morrill and his wife Wanda Morris, Jeanne Ellis, Christine (Morrill) Gauthier, Patricia (Morrill) Bevilacqua, Michael Ellis and his wife Christine, Julie Morrill, Andrea (Morrill) Pongratz and her husband George, Caitlin (Morrill) White and her husband Austin, Adam (AJ) Morrill and the late Daniel Ellis. Martin was the loving grandfather to 36 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Martin leaves behind a long legacy of helping people and organizations, in particular the Norwell Youth Sports programs. He coached Norwell Little League from 1968 until the late - 90's. He coached all of the baseball players from the 1976 Norwell High State Baseball Champions in Little League, Babe Ruth and various All Star teams. He was the co-founder of Pop Warner Football in Norwell, having started up by personally buying all of the equipment. His kids slowly converted him from Youth Football to Youth Soccer, where he coached as well. He coached rec basketball and later his son AJ in a very successful AAU team. When Bobby Orr and the big bad Bruins were marauding the NHL, Martin and some other Hockey Nut Dads built an Outdoor Hockey Rink behind St. Helens. He himself played Goaltender in a local league and bought one of the first Goalie Masks after breaking his nose numerous times. He played Softball for many years for the St. Helens team, and later played with his sons into his late-50's in Norwell Softball, including the infamous "Blue Team" that went undefeated for three years running.

In his later years, he enjoyed nothing more so than watching his Grandchildren in sporting events, and he attended hundreds of games, matches and track meets.

What many people experienced over the years, was his generosity, and most of this was done anonymously. For years he donated 10% to various religious organizations, and friends and family were the recipients of kind gestures to help them through hard times.

Funeral Services for Martin will be held privately. A celebration of his life and legacy will be held on June 24, a BBQ Picnic and Softball Game. Details will be posted on Social Media. In lieu of flowers, Donations in his name can be made to Norwell Little League (PO Box 468, Norwell, MA 02061), or Chabad Lubavitch of Cape Cod (745 West Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601) or the Temple Institute (

Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat & family, so very sorry to hear of marty's passing. Our hearts go out to you. Helen & Bob D'Alessandro

Posted by Helen D'Alessandro - norwell, MA - Friend   June 08, 2018

Thinking of you all!, so so sorry. My heart is with you all!! Xoxo

Posted by Kathy Miller - Middleboro, MA - Friend   June 04, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to the Morrell & Ellis family. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. Having known many of his kids it is sure that he was an amazing man ~ god bless and keep you.

Posted by Heidi Lindemann-Moore - Yulee, FL - Friend   June 03, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morrill family. Sorry for the loss of your families patriarch. May you RIP Mr. Morrill.

Posted by Gerri and John Bevilacqua - Burlington, MA - Family Friend   June 03, 2018

so sorry to pat and family on the passing of were both great neighbors....thinking of you at this time....cathy and frank anastas....norwell

Posted by cathy anastas - norwell, MA - Neighbor   June 02, 2018

All the wonderful memories of one of my favorite people in my life come flooding back at this time. Marty meant so much to me. My heart and prayers are with all the Ellis/Morrill family. So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and strength. All my love to all of you.

Posted by Colleen Ellis - Ipswich, MA - Family   June 02, 2018

So very sorry to hear of your dear Father's passing. *HUGS*

Posted by Fab Keller - Weymouth, MA - Friend   June 01, 2018

God Bless all of you I am truly sorry for your loss. -With Prayers and love Cara (Valicenti) Crowley

Posted by Cara Crowley - Whitman, MA - Neighbor   June 01, 2018

What a legacy he left behind. So many beautiful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. What a contributor to the town of Norwell. My thoughts and prayers are with the Morrill & Ellis families. Love, Peace & God Bless - Julianna (Julie Cox) Hale

Posted by Julianna Hale - Atkinson, NH - Family Friend   June 01, 2018

Sorry to hear of Marty,s passing. We will always remember the good times we shared with Marty and
Pat. Marty was a generous ,kind ,funny sports loving guy. We will miss him. God bless. Frank and Dotty Spring.

Posted by Frank/dotty Spring - Falmouth, MA - Family   June 01, 2018

So truly sorry to hear about Marty's passing. My sincere condolences to both the Morrill and the Ellis Family. May the love of family and support of friends help you through this difficult time. XO

Posted by Colleen Rogers    June 01, 2018

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