Stephen A. Morrissey passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on May 3, 2022 in Bloomington, IN. He was born in 1926 in Albany, NY to Anna (Holtslag Morrissey) and Stephen Morrissey and was the eldest of 5 children.
After his service in the Navy during WWII, he met Claire, his beloved wife of 52 years. Together they began raising eight children in Albany, NY before moving to Chestertown, NY in 1967. They did everything to provide opportunities for their family.
He was predeceased by his wife, Claire L. Morrissey; brother, Robert Morrissey; sister, Katherine Day and her husband Don, sister, Marcia Graves and her husband Dick, and his daughter-in-law Diana Morrissey.
Survivors include his children; Christine (Joseph) Janetti, Clare-Marie (Jean Pence) Morrissey, Jeanne Noble, Kathy (Jim LaPann) Morrissey, Therese (Malcolm) Snowden, Stephen Morrissey, Peter (Amy) Morrissey and Martha (Tony Boulanger) Morrissey; brother, David (Mary) Morrissey; sister-in-law, Dolly Morrissey; former sister-in-law Dede Morrissey and former sister-in-law Joyce Miller-Griffiths; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A devout Catholic, Steve volunteered for service to our nation by enlisting in the Navy during WWII and served in the Pacific Theater as a humble member of the Greatest Generation.
He worked for Bell Telephone for many years, and then GTE. During those years, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Russell Sage College and his Master’s Degree at Plattsburgh State. Following that he changed careers and became a dedicated 6th grade teacher, outdoor education enthusiast, hiker, and completed his Adirondack 46R challenge just before turning 70. All his life, he and his family loved and enjoyed the Adirondack Mountains.
The funeral will be held at 10 am, Thursday, May 12, 2022 in St Clements Catholic Church, Saratoga Springs, NY with burial to immediately follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
A special thanks to our sister, Clare-Marie for the care she offered to our Dad during the last years of his life.
In lieu of flowers, Steve requested donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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