MPNOD- Miami Pioneers and NAtives of Dade historical society
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Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
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In Memoriam
Rose Marie Morris, 98, passed away at her home in The Palace Suites on Saturday October 2nd. Her family moved to Miami in 1926 and she was a member of the Miami Pioneers.
In Memoriam - Rose Marie Morris
She was born in Utica, NY on January 5, 1923. Her family moved to Miami in 1926 where she graduated from Gesu High School in 1941. She married James C. Morris in 1944 and together they raised ten children.

She was a life-long member of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade and past president of the Venetian Aquatic Club in Coral Gables where she taught swimming for five decades.

As one of the founding members of St. Brendan Catholic Church, she served as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of the Daughters of Isabella and president of the Woman's Guild.
She is survived by her children Catherine Striping, James Morris, Marie Hudson, Nancy Ingraham, Irene Link, Dorothy Moses, Peter Morris, Jacqueline Wright, Bernadette Helmuth and Raymond Morris. She leaves 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Her mass is Friday, October 8 at noon at Saint Brendan, with burial at Miami Memorial Park.
The Miami Pioneers is Dade County’s legacy historical organization, originally founded in 1936 by prominent settlers and business leaders who arrived in Miami in the pioneer era before the year 1900. The Natives of Dade was incorporated in 1986 by a group of local history enthusiasts born in Dade County. The groups merged on July 8, 2002.
Miami Pioneers and
Natives of Dade Historical Society
PO Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
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