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Miriam Wilson Morrow
  • In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the Eliot Church of Newton.

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Miriam Wilson Morrow, of North Hill Needham formerly a longtime resident of Newton, passed away on Jan. 15, 2016. She was 101.

Miriam was born on April 5, 1914 in Indianapolis, IN and her family moved to Louisville, KY in 1916. Her parents and grandparents bought the family house at 70 Arlington St. in Newton in 1920. She graduated from Newton North High School, Colby Jr. College in New London, NH in 1934, Boston School of Occupational Therapy in 1936 and Tufts Univ. College of Special Studies with a BS in Education. She was the manager of Occupational Therapy at Jewish Memorial Hospital, Boston until she retired in December 1980.
Miriam was a longtime active member of the Eliot Church of Newton, working with many groups and on many projects including the Care Team. She was very creative, knitting, quilting and making crafts for the church and other town fairs. She was also a member of the Newton Highlands Women's Club, the Newton Senior Center, Palestine Chapter #114 OES and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Miriam was active in several community projects including the 1989 Boston Community Loan Fund 100 Rooms Project that built, rehabilitated or preserved affordable housing for Boston low income households. Miriam enjoyed travelling and had been to Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and throughout the United States.
She was pre deceased by her sister Jean Morrow Cobb and her husband Henry Charles Cobb of Weathersfield, VT and is survived by her niece Kilbyanne Garabedian and her husband Richard of Princeton, MA, her nephew Henry "Chip" Cobb and his wife, Laurie of Weathersfield VT, her great nieces Kathryn Koerner and her husband, Joe, of Richmond, VA, Tamar Davis and her husband, Lorn of Dedham, MA; great nephews Richard Garabedian and his wife Lori, of
Cheshire, MA and James Garabedian and his wife, Dina of Naperville, IL. Miriam had nine great grand nieces and nephews who loved to play board games and do crafts with their Great "Aunt Mimi".
Relatives and friends are invited to a service celebrating Miriam's life on Sat Jan 30, 2016 at 11 AM in the Eliot Church of Newton 474 Centre St. Newton Corner.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the Eliot Church of Newton.