Peyton Lane S. Morse, 21, of LaFargeville, NY, died in the Line of Duty on Friday March 12th, 2021 at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, after suffering an emergency at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY, on March 3rd, 2021.
He became engaged to the love of his life, Celeste M. Oppito, of LaFargeville on September 27th, 2020 and planned to marry on October 2nd, 2021. The family celebrated a ceremony of marriage at Peyton’s bedside on March 6th, 2021. He will be awarded a Bachelor Degree from Siena College, Loudonville, in May of 2021, where he mentored students as a resident advisor.
He began his dream job as a City of Watertown Firefighter on February 1st, 2021.
Peyton is survived by his wife, parents, brother Parker S. Morse, Lafargeville, NY, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Samuel Snyder Sr.
(Departments wishing to attend should contact Captain Andy Naklick at 315-783-8780)
Calling hours will be held Thursday March 18th, 2021 from 2 pm to 6 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clayton, NY.
On Friday March 19th, 2021, at 11 a.m., a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Clayton, NY, with the Rev. Arthur J. LaBaff officiating. A private burial service will follow at the St. John’s Cemetery, LaFargeville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peyton’s name may be made to:
-Watertown Firefighters Benevolent Association, 224 South Massey St., Watertown, NY 13601, -LaFargeville FD, 20411 Sunrise Ave., La Fargeville, NY 13656 or-
-Shaker Road, Loudonville FD, 550 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211
Peyton would also encourage you to consider joining your local Volunteer Fire Department.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.