Morrissey, Ronald E.- Of Hopedale, formerly of South Boston and Malden, July 1st. Husband of the late Claire C. (O'Donnell). Devoted father of Kathleen "KC" Abbott and her husband Gary of Southboro, Patricia "Tish" Dion and her husband Brian of Saugus and Claire Niemiec and her husband Gary of Wilmington. Brother of Jack Morrissey of Randolph, Jerry Morrissey of Boston, Richard Morrissey of Medford and the late Robert, Francis "Butch", William and Michael. Cherished grandfather of Holly, Autumn, Heather, Harry and Sabrina. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Tuesday, July 9th at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 9 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home on Monday from 4-8 PM. Committal Services will be private. Longtime member of Brotherhood of Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local #17. For those wishing to make a donation in lieu of flowers, they can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or at www.dana-farber.org
Born in Boston, Ron passed away at the Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness at the age of 84. Growing up in Southie, he never lost his connection there. Even after marriage and taking up residence in Malden, he still drove to Castle Island several times each week to socialize and spend time with friends. Proud of his Irish heritage, he and his wife, Claire traveled extensively with the Castle Island Association, from Alaska to Hawaii, from their many visits to Ireland to the European River Cruises, with his favorite being to the Panama Canal. For 25 years, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 17. An avid sports fan, he was one of the original season ticket holders for the Patriots and relished the Red Sox and Patriots Championships last year. A true family man, he actively supported each grandchild through soccer, plays, football and much more. He will missed dearly and never forgotten.
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