Oakdale-Shirley (Cole) Morgan, age 87, of Oakdale, formerly of Ledyard, passed away at her home on September 19, 2016. She was born in Norwalk on November 28, 1928, to the late Ralph S. and Pauline (Weisner) Cole. She married her husband, Albert Benton “Ben” Morgan on May 14, 1955, at Grace Episcopal Church in Norwalk. He survives her.
Shirley was a prolific knitter and always had a project in progress, usually for a family member. Her handiwork won her many awards in the past, including several first place Blue Ribbons at the Ledyard Fair. She was a generous, kind and giving person. Her family was the most important part of her life, and she loved spending time with everyone, especially her beloved granddaughters and great-grandson.
Besides her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sharon Cole Smith and her husband, Steven of Gales Ferry; a son, Gary Morgan and his wife, Brenda of Oakdale; grandchildren, Holly Gain, Julie Smith, Jennifer Nelson, and Elizabeth Johnsen; and a great-grandson, Elijah Nelson.
Family and friends may visit Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. A funeral service will be held at Fitchville Baptist Church in Bozrah at 1 p.m. Burial will immediately follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Norwich. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the Morgan family.