Morgan Hickman Boston, 29

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Morgan Hickman Boston, 29, of New Canaan, passed away on August 8, 2022, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City, after a courageous battle against cancer. Born on July 1, 1993, Morgan was the beloved daughter of Loren and Susan (Burnap) Boston, and is survived by them and her siblings, Alex, Tyler, and Sydney. She passed away with her family at her side, full of grace and peace.  

Morgan Hickman Boston

Morgan was a lifelong New Canaanite. She spent her childhood figure skating at the Winter Club, swimming at the Country Club, dancing at Walter Schalk, and serving the community through Girl Scouts and the National Charity League. She was a voracious traveler, longing to explore. Whether it be her beloved Whistler mountain or the Greek islands, Morgan was always planning her next great adventure. But no matter where her travels took her, Morgan’s favorite place was at home with her family.

Morgan pulled the whole family closer together every day – whether around the table for a board game or rallying the family for a movienight. She constantly checked on everyone – facetiming her siblings and nephews, even from other parts of the same house.

Morgan followed her older sister and best friend, Tyler, in attending Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, and graduating from the Cox School of Business in 2015. She majored in marketing and communications – a path she followed for the rest of her life. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was voted president of SMU’s Panhellenic Council in her senior year, just one example of her ability to make fast friends and deeply connect with others. After graduation, Morgan lived and worked in New York City. Driven to exceed others’ expectations, Morgan always set new goals only to see them surpassed. She brought joy into all she did.

In 2019, Morgan received her diagnosis of cancer. For the next three years, Morgan continued to live as she always had – to its fullest. She went skiing in Whistler, attended many friends’ weddings, and journeyed the pilgrimage path of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) with her family. She spent every day expressing her profound gratitude for the beautiful life she lived and the love that surrounded her. She trusted God’s plan in all things, hoping that some good would come from her struggles and thanking everyone for the help she received. She passed in peace, surrounded by her family, spiritual and physical.

Morgan is also survived by her sister-in-law Vera and her three nephews: Theodore Lawrence, Henry Owen, and Charles Morgan, as well as her maternal grandmother, Molly Jane Burnap, of Westerly, RI, of whom she was particularly fond. Morgan is also survived by seven aunts and uncles and 13 cousins.

Morgan’s funeral service and reception will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Friday, August 12 beginning at 11 am. It will also be streamed live on the St. Mark’s website. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Morgan’s name to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Rare Sarcoma Research. There is a donation tribute page available at https://giving.mskcc.org

28 thoughts on “Morgan Hickman Boston, 29

  1. This is awful news, eloquently communicated in this testimonial by a large, wonderful and loving family. Our hearts are saddened, and our world has been diminished by Morgan’s passing. Blessings to one and all. “Count each day as if it might be your last….” Alan & Loni Haas

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. Morgan, a bright shining star who loved life and her family so much. She was a true joy to be around as I always enjoyed her enthusiasm about her day and her next adventure. We can’t know how difficult this is for the family but please know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

    With a heavy heart,

  3. Dear Boston family, sending you all our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Morgan. May God wrap His loving arms around her and comfort you all in your grief, God rest her soul. With love, the Musicco family

  4. What a kind and beautiful soul she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Boston family. Larry and Lori Palma

  5. We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Boston family. May her memory be a blessing Lisa and Arnold Karp

  6. Susan Boston and family,
    Our condolences to you all from Mary Clap Wooster Chapter in New Haven, Connecticut
    Judith A. Arnold
    Chapter Regent

  7. Susan and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. May she live on through your memories. My heartfelt sympathy.
    Luann Bianco

  8. Susan, I’m so sad for you and your family.
    Morgan seems an old soul who lived life to the fullest.
    As if she accomplished everything she set out to do. What a full, interesting journey she had with a wonderful family to share it with.

  9. Sending love to the Boston family. What a beautiful soul she seems to have been and a true blessing that she lived her life to the fullest in mind and spirit along her journey. A true gift to be so loved by your amazing family. May she rest peacefully.

  10. Dearest Susan and Family,
    May you feel the love & support that surrounds you. Morgan sounds like an angel and is no doubt in the arms of Jesus. We will continue to pray for your hearts and healing.
    Lots of Love from the Dray family❤️

  11. So very sorry to hear this our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family
    RIP Morgan you bought sunshine to all you touched

  12. Dear Boston Family,
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Keeping you all in our family’s prayers and Morgan’s memory in our hearts.
    Love,
    The Kortmans

  13. Dear Susan & Family,
    I am so saddened to learn of the loss of your beautiful daughter,Morgan. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.. Rest In Peace Morgan. 🙏🏻❤️

  14. Dear Boston family ,
    So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Morgan. Prayers for all of you.
    John and Denise DiFulvio and family

  15. Dear Susan and family,
    We are truly saddened by this news of Morgan’s passing. We can’t imagine what you’re going through during this very difficult time. Know our prayers are with you all for comfort and know Morgan is with God and is an Angel watching over you all. Carolyn and Kyle Escherich

  16. We are so saddened by morgans loss and it was our pleasure to see her growup in new canaan into a beautiful women
    She is be missed
    Fondly the gummeson family

  17. Dear Susan and family, we are so sorry for your loss!! Morgan was loved by all that knew her! Sending lots of hugs and prayers!!

  18. Dear Boston Family,
    I’m saddened by the passing of Morgan. I remember her beautiful smile, thoughtful soul and loving heart. I had the opportunity to photograph your family and Morgan many times over the years. What a joy that was for me.
    Our love and prayers are with you all. I pray that you feel Gods peace and comfort during this time.
    With lots of love, The Simmons Family &
    Christine (Simmons) Monet

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