Morey Morand Obituary, Death – When we heard of C. Morey de Morand’s passing, commonly known as Colette to her many close friends, relatives, and coworkers, I was astounded. Her passing came as a complete shock to me. Those who were fortunate enough to call her a friend and an outstanding artist will feel a deep sense of loss, particularly her family. Morand, O.D., of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on July 10, 2022 at the age of 93. He was the son of Frank B. and Elizabeth (Homan) Morand, both of whom passed away, and he was born in Pleasant Ridge, which is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the United States.
Thomas received his secondary education at St. Xavier High School, and then continued on to Xavier University in Cincinnati to acquire his bachelor’s degree. He went to school at the Northern Illinois College of Optometry and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree from that institution. Dr. Morand was a member of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He was stationed at the Percy Jones Hospital in Battle Creek, which is located in the state of Michigan. There, he fell in love with the woman who would become his wife, Mary Lou, who has since passed away. Dr. Morand served in the armed forces of the United States.
In 1954, Dr. Morand opened an optometric practice in Wilmington, and for the next 33 years, he remained an active member of the community that he had helped to build. Both a member of the Catholic Church at St. Columbkille and a Knight of Columbus of the Third Degree, he was active in both organizations. In addition to serving as Eucharistic Ministers for an extended period of time at St. Columbkille, both Thomas and Mary Lou were also members of the church’s Resurrection Choir throughout that time. Tom was a member of the Lions Club in Wilmington in addition to the Elks Lodge in that city. The Elks Lodge is a fraternal organization.