BELFAST — Morris Leavens Slugg II passed away peacefully at home July 24, 2021. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, Oct. 8, 1945, to Morris Lytham Slugg and Juanita (Crutchfield) Slugg.

Morris grew up in Caracas. After attending Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, he joined the Army, serving as a psychological operations officer in the highlands of Vietnam. After leaving the service, he made his home in Houston and embarked on a long career in retail management. During that time, he and his family made annual trips to Belfast to visit his parents. Finally, in 1998, he moved to Belfast, just in time to help his father weather the ice storm.

Upon his arrival in Belfast, Morris joined Hamilton Marine, where he was able to marry two passions, people and boating. He also began to weave his way into the tapestry of the town by frequent visits to the harbor and local restaurants, and later by taking friends (both new and old) for a ride on his boat, Tiramisu. Morris was an accomplished self-taught cook with expertise in the cuisines of his many homes, Venezuela, Texas and Maine. While he was an unremarkable bridge player, Morris was a remarkable friend to many, as he was quick with a joke, a smile, or an offer to lend a hand. Perhaps his proudest accomplishments came as a grandfather, where his sense of humor and patience brought much joy to his three grandsons.

Morris was predeceased by his parents and brother Jack Harrell. He is survived by many who miss and love him, including his son Andrew and wife Anne and grandsons Austin, Mason and Parker of Sudbury, Mass.; sister-in-law Eula Harrell; and nephews John and Frank Harrell of San Antonio, Texas.

A celebration of life will be scheduled for later in the year. Memorial gifts may be made to The LifeFlight Foundation or to a charity of your choice.

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