Peyton Lane S. Morse, 21, LaFargeville

LAFARGEVILLE, NY —  Peyton Lane S. Morse, 21, LaFargeville, NY, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, after suffering a medical emergency at the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, NY, on March 3, 2021.

Born May 3, 1999, in Watertown, NY, a son of David M. Morse and Stacy L. Snyder-Morse, he graduated in 2017 from LaFargeville Central School and will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Siena College, Loudonville, in May of 2021, where he mentored students as a resident advisor.

He became engaged to the love of his life, Celeste M. Oppito, of LaFargeville on Sept. 27, 2020, and planned to marry on Oct. 2, 2021. The family celebrated a ceremony of marriage at Peyton’s bedside on March 6, 2021.

Peyton worked on the Robinson Farm, LaFargeville, Watertown Savings Bank, and Rusty Johnson Masonry. He began his dream job as a City of Watertown firefighter on Feb. 1, 2021.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist in LaFargeville and a member of the Knights of Columbus, T.I. Council #350. He was a member of the Clayton Franciscan Mystery Players for six years.

Peyton lived life to the fullest. He loved the outdoors, wildlife, friends and family, playing cards, and traveling. He loved to serve and volunteer. He had great faith along with an exceptional ability to show love and forgiveness. His wish was to continue to give as an Organ Donor and saved three lives.

Peyton is survived by his wife, parents; a brother, Parker S. Morse, LaFargeville, NY; grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Samuel Snyder Sr.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Clayton, NY.

On Friday March 19, 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 Volunteer Fire Department, 20411 Sunrise Ave., La Fargeville, NY 13656, or Shaker Road, Loudonville Fire Department, 550 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211.

Peyton would also encourage you to consider joining your local volunteer fire department.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

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