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Joseph Morrissey

d. May 4, 2015

Morrissey, Joseph T., 93 of Sampson Ave., North Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Charbonneau) Morrissey.

Born in Providence on January 1, 1922, he was son of the late Thomas J. and Katherine J. (Croft) Morrissey. He lived in North Providence most of his life.

He was a volunteer firefighter at the Fruit Hill Fire Department since the age of 16. He was later appointed to the position of fire chief for the Town of North Providence. He also worked at Ballou, Johnson and Nichols for many years and at the State Fire Marshal's Office. He was a member of the North Providence Democratic Town Committee. He served as councilman for ten years, and served as town council president for four years. He was a communicant of St. Augustine Church and served as an usher.

He is survived by his three, children Katherine Foulke and Marilyn Gilligan both of North Providence and Wayne J. Morrissey and his wife Jeanne of Rutland, Vermont and his beloved granddaughter, Jacqueline Gilligan. He was the beloved father-in-law of the late Edward Foulke and Eugene Gilligan. He was the brother of the late Thomas, A. Earl and Eugene Morrissey.

His funeral will be held Saturday at 9 am from the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Augustine Church, Providence. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Calling hours Friday 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2350 Post Rd, Suite 201, Warwick, RI 02886 in his memory will be appreciated.

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