Arthur M. Morrissey Jr., 92, of Queensbury and formerly of Latham, was called home to the Lord peacefully surrounded by his loving family Friday, March 14. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary P. (Nuttall) Morrissey.
Born in Hudson Falls on July 10, 1921, he was the son of the late Arthur M. and Anna (Gennamore) Morrissey, Sr. He attended Watervliet High School and proudly served during World War II in the U.S. Army Airforce.
Art was a master craftsmen watchmaker, a talent that he learned from his father. He owned and operated Arthur's Watch Shop on Fourth Street in Troy. His passions were flying (aerobatics), photography, cooking for his family and especially singing.
He sang with Les Brown and his orchestra in his early years and also performed in many minstrels. He also loved to sing kareoke. He was a member of the Colonie Elks Lodge No. 2192, the Albany Hanager Quiet Birdmen and of several veterans' organizations.
He is survived by his loving children: Daniel (Liz) Morrissey of Simpson, S.C.; Gary (Judy) Morrissey of Cohoes; Karen (Paul) Audi of Latham; Bernadette Jarocki of Buffalo and Deborah (Keith) Pettit of Niskayuna; his four grandchildren, Daniel Morrissey, Amber Quay, Christopher Audi and Alexander Pettit; five great grandchildren; as well as his beloved companion Helen Betke of Lansingburgh; five sisters, Rachel Cuomo, Anna Karpiak, Eleanor Rafn, Janet Morrissey and Helen Morrissey, his three sister-in-laws, Ann (John) Cunningham, Rose VanDenburgh and Kathy Nuttall. He is also survived by several neices and nephews.
Art is predeceased by his brother, Francis Morrissey, his sister, Josie Schwarz and his granddaughter Jaclyn Morrissey.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday March 18, 2014 in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, with the Rev. Geoffrey Burke, pastor officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home.
Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum in Niskayuna.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to
. 1 Computer Drive South, No. 104, Albany, NY 12205.
For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family, go to www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110
Published in The Record on Mar. 16, 2014