Nellie Morris (Schlesinger), 105, of Whippany died April 20, 2020. Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Iselin and also had lived in Maplewood and Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Morris graduated from Metuchen High School and worked in various office and retail jobs before becoming a wife and mother.
She was a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and enjoyed music and reading. In her later years, she began writing and painting.
Predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Barney, in 2009, she is survived by her son, Marty (Chrys); her daughter, Holly (Dennis) Fruchter; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held April 24 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.