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James J. Morrissey

July 15, 1948 - February 1, 2019

James Joseph Morrissey of Barrington, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, with his loving wife by his side. Jim was born on July 15, 1948, in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Geraldine E. and James E. Morrissey.

 

Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Poin…read more

James Joseph Morrissey of Barrington, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, with his loving wife by his side. Jim was born on July 15, 1948, in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Geraldine E. and James E. Morrissey.

 

Jim received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his Master’s from Northeastern Illinois University. After 32 years of dedicated service to children’s education, including Learning Disabilities and Special Education, Jim retired in 2004 from Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine. He loved fishing, football, bicycling, and the companionship of his beloved German Shepherd dogs.

 

Jim is survived by his wife of 21 years, Irene (nee Witek); his children Jennifer (Ben) Andrews, Michael (Lisa) Morrissey, Steven (Maria) Vernon, and Shannon (Tom) Wroblewski; and grandchildren Addysen and Alexandra Andrews, Ryker and Kaylee Morrissey, Siena, Steven and Sabrina Vernon, and Thomas, Ryan and Michael Wroblewski. He was preceded in death by his dogs Harley and Madison.

 

Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Lurie Cancer Center at giving.nm.org/JimMorrissey or Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at http://foundation.luriechildrens.org/JamesMorrissey.

 

A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 3:00-9:00 p.m., with words of remembrance at 6:00 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, Illinois.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm

Smith-Corcoran Palatine Funeral Home

185 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

Memorial Information

Donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Lurie Cancer Center at giving.nm.org/JimMorrissey or Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at http://foundation.luriechildrens.org/JamesMorrissey.



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