Wendell H. Morrison

Wendell H. Morrison, 93, of Yarmouthport, who leaves family in Sandwich, died on July 14.

He was born in Brewer, Maine, the son of Harry and Lena (Patterson) Morrison.

During World War II, Mr. Morrison served with the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, First Army. He was wounded while street fighting in Brest, France, for which received the Purple Heart.

In 1946, he joined C.M. Rice Paper Company in Concord, New Hampshire, which marked the beginning of a 40-year career in the fine paper distribution business. In 1951, he joined the J.C. Campbell Paper Co. as vice president of sales.

Mr. Morrison and his partner, John F. Lyons Jr., started the Lyons and Morrison Paper Co. in 1970, opening locations in Pawtucket and Warwick, Rhode Island. The company later became part of  the WWF Paper Co. of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, during which time Mr. Morrison served as president of the New England division.

He also was president of New England Paper Merchants Association and vice president of Boston Paper Trade Association.

Mr. Morrison leaves his daughter, Marlena Marino and her husband, Charles Marino, of East Sandwich; his son, Gregory Morrison and his wife, Paula Morrison, of Cranston, Rhode Island; and his grandchildren, Charles J. Marino III of Hyannis, Christopher Marino of Whitman, Alexandra Hadden of Hartford, Connecticut, Trevor Morrison of Boston, and Brett Morrison, also of Boston. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, two nieces, and five nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Elizabeth Morrison; his son, Geoffrey Morrison; and his brothers, Roland and Sherman Morrison.

Burial will be private.

Donations may be made to the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.


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