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Jo Morrissey, age 85, of Stratford, passed away at The Carolton Chronic & Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield with her husband of sixty years, Robert N. Morrissey, by her side. Born in Bridgeport, she graduated from Harding High School as well as Booth and Bayless Business School. Jo worked throughout the years as an executive secretary at Bridgeport Brass, General Electric and for the law offices of Attorney Robert N. Morrissey. Jo also was a homemaker, an avid reader, she enjoyed playing tennis and she loved to travel. In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her daughter, Lynn Daubenspeck and her husband Stephen Daubenspeck; her son, Glen R. Morrissey; her daughter, Patricia A. (Tish) Morrissey and Bill O'Brien; her granddaughter, Lydia Lee and her husband Sean Lee; her grandson, Jake Daubenspeck and Kristen Ford and her grandson, Rob Daubenspeck; her great granddaughter, Sienna Lee; her sisters, Mary Mavaro, Concetta Rooney and Fran Strack and, a special friend, Joan O'Brien Law. Jo was predeceased by her son, Randall J. Morrissey and her daughter, Erin C. Morrissey. The family would like to thank Dr. David Jutkowitz, Professional Homecare Services, and The Carolton for their outstanding care, commitment and compassion. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service officiated by Reverend Reginald Norman on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:30 am by meeting directly at Putney Cemetery, 5936 Main Street (Putney), Stratford, CT (adjacent to Boothe Memorial Park). The William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main Street, Stratford, CT is in care of arrangements. Friends may sign the online guest book at: www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Published in Connecticut Post from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2013