Annabel (Regan) Morton

September 27th, 1925 - February 8th, 2018

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          Annabel (Regan) Morton, age 92, of Erie passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2018.  She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. Born in Erie, September 27, 1925 a daughter of the late Daniel and Agnes “Tag” (Hendrie) Regan.

          Annabel was a proud graduate of East High School in 1944 and Allegheny College in 1948 majoring in History. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.  Annabel retired from GTE in 1987 after 30 years of service.

          She loved her family dearly with her kind and giving nature and was always there to help in whatever way she was able when needed. She was a supporter of the Erie Zoo for many years and the Erie Historical and Genealogical Societies. Annabel lived through the Great Depression and World War II era and because of her Scottish Heritage she knew how to pinch a penny. In her younger years she was an avid traveler throughout the U.S. with her family. She loved to read, and her cats were her constant companions. One of her favorite things was enjoying breakfasts at the peninsula and swimming at the family’s favorite beach.

          Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Morton; a brother, David Regan; and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Regan.

          Survivors include, a son, Todd J. Morton, wife Shirley, of Lawrence Park; two grandchildren, James P. Morton, wife Catherine, of Lawrence Park and Lesley Swanson, husband Drew, of Pittsburgh; three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Hailey, and Jazon Morton; and several nieces and nephews, including David “Jordy”, Kim, Dana, Kathy, and Bobby Regan; numerous cousins also survive.

          Friends may call on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St., and are invited to attend services there on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Leninsky officiating. Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to the Erie Zoological Society, PO Box 3268, Erie, PA  16508.