Morris “Morrie” Sutter, Verona Teacher & Coach


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MorrisSutterMorris “Morrie” John Sutter, 74, of Boonton passed away at home on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Visiting will be held in the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home, 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, on Monday, December 21 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 910 Birch St., Boonton, on Tuesday, December 22 at 10 a.m. The interment is private. To extend condolences or share a memory, please visit Codey & Mackey Funeral Home.

Morrie was born in Newark to Frank and Sarah Sutter. He was raised in West Orange and lived in Boonton before recently moving to Fairfield in 2014. A graduate of George Washington University with a bachelors degree in education and from Seton Hall University with a masters plus 30 in administration, Morrie was well suited for a lifelong career in education.

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Mr. Sutter was a physical education, health education and drivers education teacher at Verona High School for 30 years, retiring in 1994. In addition he was the assistant head coach of the Verona Hillbillies football team and coached track and girls volleyball.

He was a member of the Essex County Coaches Association and the Verona 5th Downers for many years.

His favorite times in life were spent with his family, especially his grandchildren; a close second was time on the gridiron, whether as a coach or a spectator he thoroughly enjoyed high school and college football.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years (together for 60 years), Beverly Ann (nee Callahan); devoted children, Robert Scott Sutter, Tracee Ann Sutter and Kristeen Marie Caravela; loving grandchildren, Dean Christian Caravela, Ava Christine Caravela, Shane Matthew Sutter, Savannah Peyton Sutter, Sydney Callahan Sutter, Shea Kimberley Sutter and Summer Elisa Sutter.

He was predeceased by his children, Kimberley Marie Sutter and Sean Michael Sutter and a brother, Frank Sutter, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 and/or Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC), 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052.

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