In Loving Memory

August 10, 1930
Bronx, NY
January 28, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Celebration of Life to follow


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Tpke.,
CT 06825

February 03, 2018

Family Gathering


Richard J. Morrisey

Richard J. Morrisey, age 87, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in Fairfield Connecticut. He was born to Maurice and Mary Morrisey in the Bronx NY on August 10, 1930. Richard served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. After his years of service, he met and married Mary Jane Bernier in April of 1958. His loving wife Mary Jane “Rusty” Morrisey, passed away September 5, 1997 preceding Richard in death. They enjoyed traveling, dancing and going to Broadway shows together. Richard is a proud father of 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Joseph and John Morrisey, and has one surviving sister Eileen Baker of Virginia Beach, VA. He provided for his family as a teacher of Earth Science and Biology for 20 years. He was an avid golfer and devoted many years to local government and the National Education Association. Richard volunteered his time for over 20 years at a local rehabilitation center. He leaves many behind who cared deeply for him, including Celia Coles who was a dear companion for over 10 years of his life. Burial will take place Saturday, February 3, 2018 meeting directly at Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield CT at 10 AM and to honor Richard’s request, a Celebration of Life will follow. For more information and to sign an online register, please visit

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11 Guestbook Entries for Richard J. Morrisey

  1. My condolences are with his 4 children, his grandchildren, my mom “Eileen Baker” and everyone else who he touched many lives with. Richard was my uncle and also “like a dad to me”. I will miss him very greatly. I am so glad for the times we had together. Rest in peace.

  2. I got to know Dick while he was our Trumbull Education Association President. He had a wealth of knowledge and he served our association very well. He was a great individual and a fine gentleman. Rest In Peace, Dick.

  3. So sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Remember him fondly from days pass. He’s gone to join the Roger Ludlowe football team of many year ago. My condolences to his family!

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing. I really enjoyed our visits and
    know he will be missed. I will keep your family in my prayers.