Richard John Morrissey
Birth: November 23, 1918 (1918-11-23) (100 years ago)
New York City
Death: August 5, 2001 (age 82)
17 years ago
Montpelier, Vermont
Father: John Morrissey (1892-1953)
Spouse/Partner: Madlyn Helen Pucci (1921-1982)
Marriage: 1944
1930 census Pucci

Madlyn Helen Pucci (1921-1982) in 1930 census

Richard John Morrissey (1918-2001) Police (b. November 23, 1918; New York City - d. August 5, 2001; Montpelier, Vermont). Social security number 128019277.



November 23, 1918 in New York City.


He was a New York City Police Department officer for 26 years, and an investigator for the State of Vermont for 18 years.


He married Madlyn Helen Pucci (1921-1982) of Jersey City and Clinton, New Jersey. She was a registered nurse. They met in California in 1943 and were married in 1944.


4 children


He died on August 5, 2001.

Memories of Hollygrove, IrelandEdit

  • Anne Morrissey Noonan writes on July 16, 2008: Dear Mr. Norton: I was reviewing your posting on a genealogy website, and note that you had a posting regarding Thomas Morrissey from Athenry, Ireland. Thomas Morrissey was my great grandfather. His son, John Morrissey was my grandfather. My father was Richard Morrissey. John Morrissey died December 30th, 1953. He was married to Mary Duffy of Kilmovee, Co. Mayo, Ireland. She died in August 1956. My father, Richard, died 2001. John and Mary lived in Manhattan, and later in Astoria and Woodside (Queens) NY. John, my grandfather, was a salesperson for the Kellogg (cereal) company. He was known to be a math genius, and won Euchre (card game) matches in NYC as a young child. We have been many times to Hollygrove, Ireland, including having stayed at the old homestead of Catherine Mary Hogan (who went by the name Kate, not Mary as has been reported in other postings). Kate Hogan's sister (Winifred) married John Healy. Their son, Tom Healy, my father's first cousin, lived in Athleague. We knew Tom (aka Granddad Healy), as he lived to be nearly 100 years old. He was married to Kate Healy who is still living. The Healy family that are related to us reside in Roscommon. We also knew Kate Hogan's nephew John Hogan who lived in the house in Hollygrove. The house in Hollygrove was sold sometime around the year 2001 to the next door neighbor who had been a good friend to John in his old age.


Richard John Morrissey (1918-2001)'s ancestors in three generations
Richard John Morrissey (1918-2001) Father:
John Morrissey (1892-1953)
Paternal Grandfather:
Thomas Morrissey I (1863-1928)

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Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941)
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John Hogan (1828-1886)
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Winifred Conboy (c1833-c1905)
Madlyn Helen Pucci (1921-1982)
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