FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Officer Christopher Ross Morrissey, 25, a correctional officer at MCI - Cedar Junction, Walpole, of Lawton Lane, Foxborough, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro.Born in Newton on Feb. 9, 1989, he was a beloved son of Kevin C. Morrissey, Sr. and Gail P. (McMahon) Morrissey of Foxborough.Chris was raised and educated in North Attleboro, where he was a member of the class of 2007 at North Attleboro High School. He earned his associate's degree in criminal justice from Northampton Community College.He was employed as a correctional officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at MCI - Cedar Junction, Walpole, for the past year.A young man with a big heart, he was a volunteer with the Massachusetts Special Olympics. As a volunteer coach with SOMA he led his brother Kevin's basketball team to a silver medal. Chris was employed as a special education teacher's aide at Bi-County Collaborative in Foxborough.Chris was an avid baseball and basketball player. He was a perennial all-star in LNAL and has a homerun ball in the Cooperstown Youth Baseball Hall of Fame. Chris "dominated" pick-up basketball at the Hockomock Area YMCA where he spent most of his afternoons. Sunday mornings were his favorite, playing with his father and brother.In addition to his parents, he leaves two brothers: Kevin C. Morrissey, Jr. of Foxborough, and Sean J. Morrissey of Manchester, N.H.; his paternal grandmother, Eleanor M. (Tambascio) Morrissey of Waltham; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends, and his beloved feline: "Little Boy Cat."He was the paternal grandson of the late John Conrad Morrissey and was the maternal grandson of the late George Leo and Mary Evelyn (Ward) McMahon.
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SERVICES: Visitation with correctional officer honors Friday, May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Col. Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.Mass of Christian Burial with correctional officer honors on Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Park Street, North Attleboro. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, North Attleboro.Please do not send flowers at the family's expressed desire. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hockomock Area YMCA, 300 Elmwood Street, North Attleboro, 02760.www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on May 29, 2014