John Morrissey
1935 - 2021
Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home
648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA
John M. "Jack" Morrissey, 85

SHREWSBURY - John M. "Jack" Morrissey, 85, longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was one of eight children born in Worcester, son of Irish immigrants Michael and Julia (O'Donoghue) Morrissey. He graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Worcester Junior College, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Jack married the love of his life, Jean A. (Doyle) Morrissey, on November 7, 1964, and settled in Shrewsbury to raise their family. He worked at Smith Valve for over 20 years, Nichols and Stone, and later retired after working for the Town of Shrewsbury.

Growing up on Cambridge Street in Worcester, Jack had a passion for Holy Cross football and all things Boston sports, especially the Red Sox. He was proud of his heritage, loved traditional Irish music, and enjoyed visiting Ireland when he could. Jack was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Mary's Parish in Shrewsbury. He spent his free time working in the yard and enjoyed gardening with his wife. Above all else, he cherished spending time with his family, and especially, his four grandchildren.

Along with his wife Jean, he leaves his five children, Maureen Morrissey of Southborough, Nancy Wentzell and her husband David of Shrewsbury, Ann Marie Morrissey-Lyons and her husband Sean of Shrewsbury, Patrick Morrissey and his wife Nikki of Southborough, and Brendan Morrissey of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Sarah Wentzell, Catherine and Michael Morrissey, and Declan Lyons. Jack also leaves his five siblings, his twin sister Ann Petricca of Clinton, Daniel Morrissey of Worcester, Edward Morrissey and his wife Carolann of Connecticut, Joseph Morrissey and his wife Nancy of North Carolina, and Mary Morrissey of Worcester, along with his extended Morrissey and Doyle family. Jack was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Sheila Smith and Helen Morrissey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Massachusetts chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452 (, or the Saint John's Food for the Poor Program, 20 Temple Street, Worcester, MA 01604 (

The Morrissey family would like to thank the Jewish Healthcare Hospice staff for their exceptional care and compassion for Jack in his last days.

Due to the pandemic, there will be a private funeral Mass on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at St. Mary's Church in Shrewsbury, followed by a private burial at the Mountain View Cemetery. The Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with arrangements. To leave a note of condolence for his family, please visit

Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2021.
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Dear Morrissey Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May the beautiful memories you have help you through the most difficult times. In sympathy and friendship, Justine & Kevin
Justine & Kevin DeNorscia
March 17, 2021
May Jack Rest In Pease , Condolences To Jean And the Family
Bob & Eileen Cesaitis
March 17, 2021
Karla, Rob,& Neely ASP-SPaaEnt
March 17, 2021
Jean and family, So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack and Jean were great friends with my parents and I enjoyed hearing stories of their get togethers. He will be missed. You are in our prayers. God bless.
Mike Finnerty
March 16, 2021
Dear Joe and Nancy So sorry to hear of Joe´s brother´s death. Thinking of you at thus sad time. Kathleen and Joe McCarthy
Kathleen and Joe McCarthy
March 16, 2021
Mr. Morrissey was a lovely man, and I always appreciated his sweet nature snd green thumb. My thoughts snd prayers to his family, I know how close you are, and am sorry for your loss.
Kathleen O'Loughlin
March 16, 2021
The Water Village
March 15, 2021
ASP Leadership team
March 15, 2021
Jean and family. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Jack at Smith Value. Actually Jean you and Jack came to my wedding. He was a wonderful teacher he taught me a lot. May God Bless you and your family in this time difficult time.
Irene Palmer Pietrowicz
March 15, 2021
Wishing you and your family peace and comfort surrounded this difficult time. Please know you are in are thoughts, and prayers.
Curtis & Nora McNeil
March 15, 2021
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