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John Morrissey
October 12, 1857–November 1934
John Morrissey Died in Milwaukee

John Morrissey, 77, native of Jones County and former resident of Anamosa, died at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after an extended illness. His body was taken to Cedar Rapids to await funeral services which were held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from St. Patrick's church, Anamosa. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mr. Morrissey was born in Jones county on October 12, 1857. (missing text)
Surviving, in addition (missing text) are three sons, Leo A. of Cedar Rapids, Jay F. of Chicago and Clifford of Milwaukee; one daughter Mrs. William Ramm of Milwaukee and eight grandchildren. Another son Paul, died several years ago at the age of 17. One brother, William, of Anamosa, also survives. Mr. Morrissey was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters at Anamosa. He was also affiliated with the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral Services were held at St. Patrick's Church of which the deceased was a lifelong member until his removal from Anamosa a few years ago. Requiem High Mass was sung by Father P. J. Behan pastor and the church choir. An eloquent sermon on the meaning of death to a Christian believer was delivered by Father Cassaddy who is conducting the Mission in the local parish. Father Joseph E. Dunn of Dubuque was in the sanctuary. Pall bearers were lifelong neighbors of the deceased: Nathan E. Carter, Frank Grafft, Maurice Fay, John Brady, John T. Chesire and C. J. Cash, Sr.
A large audience of sorrowing friends testified the esteem in which the deceased was always help. Mr. Morrissey, during his nearly four score years of honorable dealing and neighborly co-operation endeared himself to all who knew him. His kindly nature was such that he never had an enemy and numbered his friends only by his acquaintances.

Submitted by: Teresa McLaughlin
Source: Anamosa Journal, 15 November 1934

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