Roxanna Morse

Obituary of Roxanna K. Morse

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Roxanna (Kelley) Morse, 72, passed away on June 27, 2023, following a battle with cancer. She was born in Bangor, ME, on January 12, 1951, to Evelyn (Graves) Kelley and Joseph Kelley.


After her graduation from Belfast Area High School in 1969, Roxanna went on to Unity College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English.  


On September 28, 1983 she married Leslie Morse, Jr., of Belmont.


Roxanna began her career teaching English at Searsport District High School.  In 1997, she obtained a Master of Library and Information Science degree through the University of South Carolina, allowing her to continue to share her love of literature in a different capacity. She then served as the librarian at Searsport Elementary School before moving on to Belfast Area High School, where she served as librarian until her retirement. Throughout her years in education, Roxanna was a beloved colleague and teacher; her quick wit, candor, and curiosity could win over even the most reluctant students.


In her retirement, Roxanna continued to enjoy the things she loved most: caring for animals – especially horses – horseback riding, the company of friends and family, and good story lines in print and on screen.


She will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind: her husband of 40 years Les, sister Pamela McInnis, brothers Michael Miles, Joseph McInnis, Eugene (Bill) McInnis, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  


Roxanna was predeceased by her parents, stepmother Pauline Kelley, and beloved aunt Lillian (Graves) McInnis.


To honor Roxanna’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. I invite you to please privately celebrate Roxanna’s memory in your own ways.



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