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1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
MORRISON, James Joseph 89, of York, Maine. Passed away on May 4, 2014, at York Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on December 18, 1924 and raised in Charles-town, MA, he later lived in Nashua, NH. Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Helene B. (Donovan) Morrison. Devoted father of James Morrison (Ret. BFD,) and his wife Patty, Paul Morrison (Ret. AFD) and his wife Nancy, Susan Morrison, David Morrison, Mark Morrison, Robert Morrison, Janet (Morrison) Weisbecker and her husband James, and Mary Morrison and her husband Troy Prince & daughter-in-law Gretchen Doenges-Morrison. He will be reunited in heaven with his sons, Stephen Morrison (Ret. BFD), Jay Morrison and grandson, Kirk Morrison. He leaves behind 12 loving grandchildren; Paul, Craig, David, Jennifer, Jimmy, Brian & Keith Morrison, Christine Gava, Ian & Luke Weisbecker, Maggie & Elliot Prince, and 6 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Stephen, Christopher, Stella and Brody Morrison and Jeffrey Gava. He was a World War II Veteran, Co B 4th Signal Battalion, where he served his country in Europe for three years. Upon his return, he joined the Boston Fire Department where he spent 36 years as the "Tiller-man" on Ladder 9, a job he loved and felt honored to perform. He was a "Fireman's, fireman", no greater tribute can a "Jake" receive. He leaves us to return to his one true love, his Helen. He will be sorely missed. A graveside service will be held in the First Parish Cemetery, 180 York St., York, Maine at 11am on Thursday, May 8th. A Celebration of life luncheon will be held immediately following in the American Legion Hall, Hannaford Drive, York, Maine. Flowers may be sent to the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 7, 2014
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