In Loving Memory of Alice K. Morrissey

July 11, 1925
Scranton, PA
December 17, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824

Visitation

Friday, 6-8 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

December 20, 2019

Service

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Cemetery

Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06824

December 21, 2019

Family Gathering

Charity

Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church of Fairfield

65 Church Hill Road,
Fairfield,
CT 06825



Alice K. Morrissey

Alice Krample Morrissey, age 94, of Fairfield, beloved wife of James M. Morrissey, peacefully entered into the Lord’s embrace and into the journey of eternal life on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
One of seven siblings of the late Edward Joseph and Anna (Rapp) Krample, she was born in July 1925 in Scranton, PA, where she grew up and attended public school. Alice moved to Bridgeport as a young woman. During World War II, she was an Air Raid Warden (airplane spotter), a Red Cross worker, and a civil defense service person working for General Electric and then Remington Arms. Alice married James “Jim” Morrissey of Georgetown, CT on Flag Day, 1947. They resided in Westport and moved to Fairfield in 1959 where she has resided since. Along with being a full-time wife and mother, she served as a volunteer at the Kennedy Center working with disabled children in the early 1960s.

Alice was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Fairfield. She attended Bible study and was a woman of tremendous faith and strength. She was always seen wearing her gold “Try God” necklace and would speak about faith to anyone at any time.

After the death of her loving husband Jim in 1985, Alice continued to live independently in their home where she loved to plant flowers and garden. She enjoyed going to the theater, bowling, seeing movies, playing pinochle, feeding and watching birds at her feeders. She relished almost every edible on the planet. Throughout the years, Alice loved her pets; dogs and cats. She will live in many of our hearts as the most generous person we have ever known. Her profound generosity manifested itself in many ways, including her love for her family and friends. She was fond of telling anyone that she would never be able to out-give the abundance and blessings she received throughout her life from her Christian beliefs. Her persistent and strong faith sustained her and her family throughout her life on earth.

Alice collected and was given everything and anything to do with giraffes, Holstein cows, elephants, and the trio of monkeys miming “See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.”

A devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, Alice was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Kristin and her husband George Jacobi, of Mansfield, CT and by her daughter-in-law, Nancy Morrissey, of Bridgeport, CT; and by her grandchildren, Alianna Jacobi, of East Hartford, CT, Jacqueline Hathaway and her husband Brian and their children, Timothy, Jennifer and Eric, of Rock Hill, SC; Kathleen Morrissey, of Milford; Shawn Morrissey and his daughter, Katelyn Ann, of West Palm Beach, FL, and her sister, Lois D’Oria, of Fort Lauderdale, FL. She will be especially missed by numerous lifelong, loyal personal friends and Church family.

Those also left to treasure her memory include many loving and caring neighbors, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alice was predeceased by her son, Paul; her granddaughter, Jill; and her brothers, Fred Leibold, Edward and Robert Krample, and her sisters, Ruth Henn and Freida Buck.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, with the Pastor Henry Brehm, First Baptist Church of Fairfield, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call Friday, from 6-8 p.m.

To leave an online condolence, please visit spearfuneralhome.com and sign the Guest book.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts in Alice’s memory be made to Memorial Fund, First Baptist Church of Fairfield, 65 Church Hill Rd., Fairfield, CT 06825.


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12 Guestbook Entries for Alice K. Morrissey

  1. We are so sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. She was one of a kind. Always a kind word, and “Can I Do Anything For You”? She will be missed by her Henry Street Family. Rest in Pease Dear Alice – Till We Meet Again
    Love,
    Sharon and Bob

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was a special lady and will be missed. She and my mom were good friends. I was able to spend time with Alice in February and will cherish the letters she wrote to me. Prayers and hugs to her family.

  3. For many years after my parents diedI have been corresponding with Alice. We lived next door on Henry St. My parents moved to AZ but still kept in touch. I appreciated that she would put flowers on my families’s grave site at Oak Lawn all the years after my parents moved. When I brought my parents ashes back to be buried at Oak Lawn Alice joined my husband and I – she said the prayer. I will miss getting her letters.

  4. I onky met or spoke with Alice a few times, but felt I knew her well as a result of the many updates and stories shared by my dear friend Judy Benedek. For Judy, Alice was truly family, as well as a dear friend who will greatly miss Alice’s loving, guiding, and steady presence in her life. The tribute to Alice echos her tremendous energy and spirit. Rest peacefully dear Alice.

    Sue

  5. While my wife Deborah Dumin and I are, of course, saddened by the loss of Alice, it appears that she lead a very fulfilling life, and maintaining her independence until her passing at 94 should b of some comfort in this time of grief. We are 50-year friends of her daughter Kris and her husband George. Please know that we send our love to you and your family.

  6. We will truly miss Aunt Alice, she was one of our favorite people. Our sincere condolences to Kris and George and family.
    Sincerely with Love,
    Kathy & Don

  7. I met Alice when I began attending First Baptist seven years ago. We sat next to each other every Sunday. She was a dear friend to me, full of wisdom, warmth, an ever present generosity of heart and much laughter. Her kindness was immeasurable and her gratitude to her Lord was ever present. I am so grateful that God blessed me with her presence in my life. You are each in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I knew Alice Morrissey and her husband her husband Jim for over fifty-five years as she was a Prayer Partner in my ministry. Alice was one of the most dynamic and radiant Christians I have never know. She was a prayer warrior and one who loved and served her precious Savior for many years. I will miss her joyful personality and her dedicated way of living for Christ. I pray that God’s healing love and abiding comfort will meet the needs of her family at this time. I look forward to seeing her again in Heaven. Dr. Reg & Eleanor Dunlap, ELiot,ME).