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Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

James Patrick Morrisroe

September 5, 1935March 13, 2020
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Jim Morrisroe, September 5, 1935 – March 13, 2020. Jim passed away peacefully Friday afternoon surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois to Irish immigrant parents, Ann and James Morrisroe. Jim was one of 5 children, 2 who passed away during childbirth. After graduation from high school, Jim tried out for Chicago White Sox as a walk on and, then tried out for Washington Senators. As a lefthander, he threw a mean pitch. During this time, he also felt a calling as well as a duty as the first-born son of Irish parents, to explore a vocation within the church. This led him to attend The Servite Order Seminary in Granville, Wisconsin for 3 years. Ultimately, Jim concluded he did not have religious vocation and instead was called to Marriage and Family. Jim finished his studies at Arizona State. Jim started his work career in Transportation with the Sante Fe Railroad in Phoenix, Arizona where he met his first wife Donna Williams. Jim and Donna had three children. During their marriage, Jim heeded the advice of one of his railroad mentors who told him the future was with the airlines. Jim decided to leave the railroad and pursue and new career with Flying Tigers and took his young family from Arizona to Los Angeles then ultimately to Texas. Jim and Donna were married for 10 years before Donna passed away. After being widowed with three young children, Jim met the next love of his life, Lorraine Bachman who was a widow with seven children of her own. They were married in 1974 and, thus, began the wonderful love affair that lasted over 40 years. Even while Jim continued his career with Flying Tigers, he and Lorraine formed Mayflower Services, a local cartage trucking company in Grand Prairie employing over 100 employees and operating 45 vehicles. After selling the company in 1987, Jim and Lorraine focused on enjoying their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In 1988, Federal Express purchased Flying Tigers and Jim continued his career in International transportation until his retirement in 2006. After retirement Jim started working for the Texas Rangers to fill his time. He also volunteered for 15 years as an Ambassador at the DFW Airport. He volunteered 10 years as Citizen on Patrol with the Grand Prairie Police Department. Jim was a Dad, a Husband, a Grandpa, a Friend, a Volunteer, a Golfer, a Coach, a Storyteller and a loyal servant of God. He is now in Heaven dancing with his love.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Morrisroe. He is survived by his children, Therese M. Coons, James Morrisroe, Kathleen Morrisroe, Priscilla Aylesworth, Barbara Anderson, Roger Bachman, Randy Bachman, Rory Bachman, Ralph Bachman, Rick Bachman, his Sister, Mary Ann King of California, 16 Grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and nephews, Michael King, Brendan King and Sean King. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth 1814 Egyptian Way Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Arrangements are as follows: Visitation: Tuesday, March 17th between 5:45p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Bean Massey Burge 2951 South Beltline Road Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Funeral Mass: Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church 610 NE 17th St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. Burial immediately following to take place at Bear Creek Cemetery 100 Bear Creek Cemetery Rd, Euless, TX 76039.

Note: The family recognizes we are in unique times, and we hope you will join us in remembering our father. This gathering will not violate any number threshold guidelines. However, we recognize many will wish to re-frame from handshakes and hugs or even not to attend. Please do what makes sense for you.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Blake Bachman, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Bachman, Active Pallbearer
  • Brandon Coons, Active Pallbearer
  • Dylan Coons, Active Pallbearer
  • Eryn Coons, Active Pallbearer
  • Phoenix Hare, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Memories

James Patrick Morrisroe

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Emil Balliet

March 17, 2020

Jim was a faithful volunteer at the Grand Prairie Police Department while I was the Chaplain and Coordinator of Volunteers. I visited in their home a few times when Lorraine's health was failing and on the day she passed away. I always enjoyed Jim's smile, positive outlook and I called him "My Irish Friend". We often talked about our faith in the Lord and love for family. Until we meet again in the presence of our Savior. . . . See you later, My Irish Friend.

Becky Hooley

March 17, 2020

Worked with Jim at FT/DFW. Was in customer service saw him daily. A real sweetheart. During merger of FT to FX I left for one of my customers at DFW/FT NNR: Nishitetsu Aircargo Japan aka NNR USA and became my sales rep from FX. Always a smile and kind word and cared genuinely about everyone he worked with, and his family. Wonderful man, beautiful heart. My condolences to his big family .

Phyllis DeFilipps Mattioli

March 17, 2020

As I remember your father it is his smile, compassion, love and protection of Lorraine, along with his love of reading. Lovely man who will be missed by all.
My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Phyllis

Richard and Gisela Fregoe

March 17, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jim but elated at the same time knowing that Jim and Lorraine are reunited in heaven for eternity. We were blessed to know them for many years and enjoyed their company frequently, often at Sunday Mass at the S of HF of N chapel. Beautiful couple and Jim was a very good man. May he Rest In Peace.Our condolences to the family. God bless..

Maria Ewing

March 16, 2020

Spent time with Jim many times when we were attending the same functions. Always enjoyed visiting with him and listening to his many adventures. And I was able to witness his great love for others. He will be fondly remembered.

Tom Stalets

March 15, 2020

Jim was a kind and caring person who was a great friend to both my parents and I before they passed. He and his wife Lorraine were a blessing to my Mother and I for four years after my Fathers passing. He traveled to Dallas Probate Court numerous times with us along with Illeana Espinoza, her caregiver, to help get her wheelchair into the courthouse while I parked the car. I would not of been able to care for my Mother without their help and emotional support. I will miss Jim sorely and always remember his kindness, and speaking for me at my Mothers funeral, since I was in no condition to do it. My condolences go out to his family, who can be comforted that he is now without pain and reunited with Lorraine for all eternity.

FROM THE FAMILY

Jim as a child

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Jim First Communion

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Jim baby picture

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Jim with his Mom and MaryAnn in Chicago

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Jim as a child

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Jim First Communion

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Jim baby picture

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Jim with his Mom and MaryAnn in Chicago

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Jim playing baseball

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John, Jim and MaryAnn

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Jim as a child with his Dad

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Jim sports picture

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Jim as a young man

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