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Clayton Morey, Architect, Dies

Clayton P. Morey practiced in East Hampton for over 40 years; Work includes a wing at the East Hampton Library and St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett.

Clayton P. Morey - Credit: Courtesy of Richard Morey
Clayton P. Morey - Credit: Courtesy of Richard Morey

The following obituary was submitted by the Morey family. 

Clayton P. Morey, a longtime resident of East Hampton, passed away just shy of his 86th birthday.

Born on Valentine’s Day in 1928 to Sylvester and Minneta Morey, Clayton was an only child. He grew up in Garden City, N.Y. and graduated from Dartmouth College. While attending graduate school at Columbia University for architecture he worked as a graphic designer for industrial design firm of Raymond Loewy Associates. At a 1952 company Christmas Party he met Frances White and they married in August of 1953.

In 1964 they moved from New York City to East Hampton. Clayton practiced architecture in East Hampton for over 40 years, primarily working on residential projects but also non-residential projects including a wing of the East Hampton Library and the Lutheran church in Amagansett. In addition, he was involved with the community through membership and Chairmanship on both the East Hampton Town and Village Planning Board and the Design Review Board helping to contribute to the beauty of East Hampton.

He enjoyed playing golf while a member of the Maidstone Club and was an active reader, making weekly trips to the East Hampton Library.  He was also a collector of Matchbox cars and model buses and had a model railroad named The T-Square and Triangle Line.

He is survived by his wife, Frances of East Hampton, and their five children, Clayton Jr. of Putnam, New York; Clare Ouelette of Denver, Colorado; Patricia Power of Monroe, New York; Susan Morey-Rodriguez of Henderson, Colorado; Richard Morey of East Hampton, as well as four grandchildren.

There will be a wake at the Yardley & Pino Funeral Home on Pantigo Road in East Hampton on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 with a small service during the evening wake. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery on Cedar Street in East Hampton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The East Hampton Historical Society or the East Hampton Library.

Please join Patch in offering our condolences to the Morey family. Leave a comment below.

Mary Grady January 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM
What a pleasant man he was! Always a smile. RIP Mr. Morey!

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