He became WBZ’s traffic helicopter reporter in 1997.
“I had never been in a helicopter in my life,” he told Stevens in early 2011. “I still have no idea how those things work. And from then, 1997, until just a few months ago, I flew every morning, every afternoon, had the time of my life.”
In addition to his wife, Mr. Morgan leaves a daughter, Karen McEneaney Owen of Methuen; a brother, Michael McEneaney of Boston; three sisters, Joan McEneaney Enos of Rockland, Maine, Mary McEneaney Fahey of Andover, and Cornelia McEneaney Rulon-Miller of Beverly; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday in St. Adelaide Church in Peabody.
Mr. Morgan may not have flown in a helicopter before becoming a traffic reporter, but he was no stranger to air travel. He and his wife honeymooned in Europe, and he was always eager for an adventure.
“I would just have to mention a place I’d like to see someday and in a few hours he’d have an itinerary for me,” his wife said.
“He’d have a folder started right away and have a map of the city we were going to visit and trace the route from the airport into the city,” she said. “That’s the way he was. He loved it. I’d say, ‘I was just thinking about something,’ and he’d say, ‘Why just think about it?’”
Bryan Marquard can be reached at email@example.com.