Margaret V. Morris

Margaret V. Morris, age 96, passed away on Tuesday April 24th, 2018 at Heartland Hospice House.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Donahue) and George Distler. She was a graduate of J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. She worked as a secretary at Frankford Arsenal for 14 years and for the Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University for 31 years until her retirement at 74 years old. Margaret loved corresponding and would send cards to family and friends for every occasion. She drove her white Volkswagen Beatle to eat two meals a day at her favorite restaurant, Crossroads, until this past October.

Predeceased by her husband Daniel, Margaret is survived by her son, Thomas P. Morris (Joan) of Wilmington, DE; her daughter, Barbara D. Pferrer (David) of Nazareth, PA; her grandchildren, Coleen, Timothy, Nicholas, Melissa, Jessica, Patricia, Lauren, and Thomas; and her great-grandchildren, Morgan, Peyton, Matthew, Caitlin, Luca, William, Madeline, Ella, Leo, Lucas, Henry David, and Henry Chapin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 at 11AM, where friends and family are invited to a visitation beginning at 10AM, on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, Margaret was a cat lover so the family suggests contributions to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive Wilmington, DE 19804. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Susan Pferrer on
I am so sorry for your loss May God Bless you and your family, as she was a wonderful person.

Submitted by AW on
My sincerest condolences to you all. May the God of all comfort (Psalms 83:18) help you during these difficult times.

Submitted by Esther on
"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

Submitted by Rebecca on
Please accept my deepest sympathy over the death of Margaret . May you find comfort in family  and friends,  and also from the words find at John 5:28,29. Which says, " Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practice vile things to a resurrection of judgment.