(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.) --Former North Salem Town Councilman Christopher Morley has died. He passed away suddenly on Monday, June 19 at the age of 63.

Morley served on the North Salem Town Board for 16 years between 1991 and 2007.

Morley was born in the Bronx on May 9, 1954 to Thomas and Vera (nee Planells) Morley and grew up in the Throggs Neck section of the borough.

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He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Clarence Center, and three children, Christopher Morley, MD, Catherine and Elizabeth Morley, all of North Salem. Also surviving are his stepdaughters, Diana Sedita and Laura Cianflone and her husband, Andrew. He is also survived by three step-granddaughters, Courtney, Tessa and Emmie Cianflone.

Morley also leaves behind a brother, Brian, and sister-in-law Linda Morley, his sister Andrea O'Boyle, brother-in-law Pat, and nephew Patrick O'Boyle.

Morley graduated from Manhattan College in 1976 and went on to earn a Juris Doctor Degree in 1981 from Brooklyn Law School. He had a successful career in the New York State Court System from 1977 to 2010 when he retired.

North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas, who was on the town board with Morley said he had kept touch until recently with him.

“Chris was a great guy, great to work with on the town board, and a dedicated public servant.   He could dig up information on anything you needed.   Just two weeks ago he sent me an article that he said I had to read about town finances.  Chris will be greatly missed,” he said. 

A wake is planned for Friday, June 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beecher Funeral Home in Brewster.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Somers. Burial will be at Peach Pond Cemetery in North Salem.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) would be greatly appreciated.