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LaFortune custodian dies in house fire

| Monday, December 1, 2014

Connie Morris, a member of the Student Activities Facilities custodial staff, died Nov. 28 in a house fire at the age of 58. An email sent Monday to Student Affairs staff notified them of the incident.

The fire started in the garage of Morris’ Elkhart home early Friday, according to the South Bend Tribune. Investigation into the cause is ongoing, but “early findings point to the fire being accidental in nature,” the Tribune report stated.

Morris had worked for Notre Dame since 2008, the email said.

“Her dedicated and cheerful presence will be missed by students, staff, faculty and guests of LaFortune,” Erin Hoffmann-Harding, vice president for student affairs, said in the email to her staff.

A celebration of life service will take place Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.


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