Eugene T. Morse, Jr., 77, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 18, 1940 in Galveston, Texas to Eugene and Catherine Morse.
Eugene attended Kirwin High School and graduated class of 1959. At Kirwin, he was a noted running back on the Buccaneer football team. He sustained special Kirwin friendships with a weekly Wednesday alumni lunch group. After graduating, he joined the National Guard and was stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Eugene’s career developed around his talent and expertise in residential and commercial design and construction. He was the owner of ET Morse Construction. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Eugene also was a member of the Texas Southwest Cattle Raisers Association and enjoyed spending time at his cattle ranch in Kosse, Texas. There he shared many wonderful times with his wife and daughter. He was a hunting enthusiast and went on big game expeditions in Montana, Colorado and New Mexico.
Eugene married the love of his life, Ida Jo Tabaracci, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on January 31,1965. Together, they lived in Galveston for the remainder of their lives.
Eugene is preceded in death by his beloved wife and parents. He is survived by his daughter, Brook Morse Paysse and husband Marshall, sisters Rose Marie Darling, Ruth Ann Creel, Betty Lou Blackburn, Sue Ann Roper, brother Johnny Morse and brother-in-law David Tabaracci and wife Maria.
With a grateful heart, the family acknowledges Craig Kovacevich, Rosemarie Porretto and David and Maria Tabaracci for their help and support during Eugene’s final days. They also extend a special thanks to the A*Med Hospice Care Team for their compassionate and exceptional care.
Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1010 35th Street, Galveston, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 with a rosary at 9:30 am. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Galveston, or the charity of your choice.