James S. Morrissey Jr

James S. Morrissey, Jr., 89, of Canton, MA passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Seasons Hospice, Milton, MA, after declining health and a brief hospitalization. Mr. Morrissey, was a resident at Brightview Independent Living in Canton at the time of his death, having moved there in 2016, after residing in Avon, MA for the previous 60 years.

Jim was born February 4, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late James S. Morrissey, Sr. and Amanda (Furey) Morrissey, and moved to the Boston area as a child. He graduated in 1948 from Mission High School, in Dorchester, and shortly thereafter, enlisted in the U. S. Navy serving with Seabees Battalions 1 and 8 during the Korean War.

Upon discharge from the service, Jim began his career as an ironworker and was a lifelong member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local #7, Boston.

Over the years, Jim was a member of many organizations - the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the AMVETS, a past Commander of the Seabee Veterans of America, a past Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Ironworkers Local #7 Retirees Club. He also served for many years on the Avon Democratic Town Committee and was a past chairman. In his retirement, he enjoyed painting, reading, watching football, and dining at his favorite restaurants, among many other activities.

Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Anne (Buono) in 2012, who left him far too early after suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease. Jim is survived by his devoted daughter Linda Cowan and her husband, Gerald, of Lewes, DE, and by his loving grandson Scott, of Pasadena, CA.

Arrangements will be handled by Hurley Funeral Home, Randolph, MA, and will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to The Alzheimer’s Association would be greatly appreciated.


First Name: Helen
Last Name: Murphy
City: Cantonjim
State: AL
Entry Date: 10/08/2019

Jim was a great guy. He was very out going and well liked. We will miss him.

First Name: Elaine
Last Name: Flanigan
City: Avon
State: MA
Entry Date: 10/08/2019

Dear Linda & Family ~ our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your dad. We remember your dad with fond memories. Tim mentioned how he always attended the K or C meetings when he was able. I of course remember him as early as when we were kids and you lived on Crane Street. Such a wonderful loving dad to you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Elaine & Tim Flanigan

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