Born in Boston, MA on Dec. 10, 1934, the son of the late Edward and Ida Morse. He graduated from Boston Latin High School with the class of 1952.
He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1958.
Dick worked as a diesel mechanic for the MBTA for many years before retiring in 1985. He also worked as an automotive appraiser for South East Appraisal Company.
Dick loved Street Rodding and was a member of several Hot Rod clubs including En Regle, Pharaohs, past president of Boston Area Roadsters, lifetime member and past state rep of the National Street Rod Association, as well as honorary member of the Canadian Street Rod Association. Assistant manager for the annual Boston World of Wheels Auto Show for nearly 30 years. Earning his 175 mph license, ‘The Relic’ also enjoyed supporting the #1034 ‘Shebad’ coupe at Land Speed Racing events and would talk cars with anyone.
He was a Royal Arch Mason and member of West Roxbury-Dorchester Lodge A.F.& A.M.
Dick is survived by two sons and a daughter in-law, Richard “Rick” and Laura Morse of Norfolk, VA and Gregory “Greg” Morse of Hanover, MA; three grandchildren, James and Van Morse of Biloxi, MS and Ashley Morse of Foxboro, MA; and his long-time companion, Judith Biggs of Tyngsboro, MA.
Visiting hours Dec. 5th Sat. morning 9:00 to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. For those that wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hot rods welcome.