648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
Fax: 508-842-0061
John Morrissey

John M. "Jack" Morrissey

Tuesday, June 11th, 1935 - Friday, March 12th, 2021
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Obituary

John M. “Jack” Morrissey, 85, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was one of eight children born in Worcester, son of Irish immigrants Michael and Julia (O’Donoghue) Morrissey. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Worcester Junior College, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Jack married the love of his life, Jean A. (Doyle) Morrissey, on November 7, 1964, and settled in Shrewsbury to raise their family. He worked at Smith Valve for over 20 years, Nichols and Stone, and later retired after working for the Town of Shrewsbury.

Growing up on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Jack had a passion for Holy Cross football and all things Boston sports, especially the Red Sox. He was proud of his heritage, loved traditional Irish music, and enjoyed visiting Ireland when he could. Jack was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury. He spent his free time working in the yard and enjoyed gardening with his wife. Above all else, he cherished spending time with his family, and especially, his four grandchildren.

Along with his wife Jean, he leaves his five children, Maureen Morrissey of Southborough, Nancy Wentzell and her husband David of Shrewsbury, Ann Marie Morrissey-Lyons and her husband Sean of Shrewsbury, Patrick Morrissey and his wife Nikki of Southborough, and Brendan Morrissey of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Sarah Wentzell, Catherine and Michael Morrissey, and Declan Lyons. Jack also leaves his five siblings, his twin sister Ann Petricca of Clinton, Daniel Morrissey of Worcester, Edward Morrissey and his wife Carolann of Connecticut, Joseph Morrissey and his wife Nancy of North Carolina, and Mary Morrissey of Worcester, along with his extended Morrissey and Doyle family. Jack was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Sheila Smith and Helen Morrissey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts chapter of Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452 (www.alz.org/manh), or the Saint John’s Food for the Poor Program, 20 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604 (www.stjohnsfoodforthepoor.org). The Morrissey family would like to thank the Jewish Healthcare Hospice staff for their exceptional care and compassion for Jack in his last days. Due to the pandemic, there will be a private funeral Mass on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, followed by a private burial at the Mountain View Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 |
    When
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
    Location
    Saint Mary's Church
    Address
    640 Main Street
    SHREWSBURY, MA 01545
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mountain View Cemetery
    Address
    Boylston Street
    SHREWSBURY, MA 01545
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Wendy Tomaiolo

Posted at 01:27pm
I am so, so sorry and sending my love and sympathy to all of you. Moey, your Dad was a very special man who adored you all. You now have a very special angel to watch over you and protect you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo
MD

marlene davis

Posted at 10:11am
Jean and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sending a hug to you Jean.
Marlene Davis
Schwenksville, Pa.
DF

Daniel Flynn

Posted at 08:27pm
My condolences to the Morrissey family. I remember Jack and all of you. Like him I went to Sacred Heart and Worcester Junior (Jack was attending at the same time). I recall his father and mother, who my dad a fellow immigrant, loved to talk to over the Earle Street fence. Long and far away but still close. My best to all of you.

Dan Flynn
NM

Nancy Sherry Mancini

Posted at 12:47pm
Morrissey Family, So sorry for your loss. My late husband Ralph Mancini new Jack and was best friends with his brother Joe. In fact Joe and Ralph graduated together from Holy Cross and Joe was in our wedding party. Knowing how hard it is to lose a husband, father,
grandfather and sibling I am sending all of you prayers and hugs.
Nancy Mancini
SD

Stacey Ann Dowd

Posted at 04:35am
My deepest condolences for your loss. Maureen, your dad surely will continue to watch over you. Both your mother and father always extended such warmth and welcoming arms to everyone. I am lucky to be among the one's whom have encountered Mr. Morrissey's charm, wit and ability to make you feel like things are going to be fine as a fiddle.
Much love to you and your family,
Stacey Dowd
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