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David F. Morrissey

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David F. Morrissey, 91, of Franklin, died peacefully on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Franklin Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Helen M. (Mucciarone) Morrissey whom he married in 1954. Born in Boston on May 30, 1919, he was a son of the late Francis J. and Alice (Sullivan) Morrissey. Mr. Morrissey was a resident of Franklin since 1954 and formerly resided in Hyde Park. He graduated from Boston College High School in 1936 and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for one year. Mr. Morrissey was a WWII Army veteran, attaining the rank of Technician 3rd Grade. He served for three years and received the Good Conduct Medal, the WWII Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon. Mr. Morrissey worked for the US Navy at the Charlestown Navy Yard for most of his life as a ship fitter. He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed working around his home and loved spending time with his family. He was the brother of the late Francis, Henry, Robert and Jeanne Morrissey and is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Mary, Edith, Midge and Jeanne. He was the beloved Uncle David of many nieces and nephews including Philip Gregoire, many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Friday, January 14 at 9:15 a.m. from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin, 131 Main St., Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) followed by a funeral Mass at St. Marys Church in Franklin at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m. Mr. Morrissey was a true patriot who loved his country.

Published in The Country Gazette from Jan. 10 to Jan. 17, 2011
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