Joseph Thomas Morris
October 21, 1929 – February 4, 2021
Joseph T. Morris, 91, passed away on February 4, 2021. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Annette and Joseph Morris, his in-laws, Beatrice and Jack Lawn, his daughter Mary, his brother Frank, his son-in-law Dermot McMahon and many family and friends. Born in Yonkers on October 21, 1929, Joe was raised in Ozone Park and Roxbury, Queens. He was a 1947 graduate of Xavier High School in Manhattan, and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, where he also received his Master’s Degree. In 1954, Joe married his Roxbury sweetheart Marie (“Maureen”) Morris (née Lawn). They raised six children in Hicksville (Long Island), Roxbury and Greenwich in a noisy, boisterous and loving home. In his professional life, Joe served with the Army Signal Corps in Fort Hauchuca, Arizona during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Joe went back to Arma Corporation, but spent most of his career with Western Union as a systems analyst. He travelled the world to work with other countries and organizations on E.D.I. language, helping to create international standards for electronic data interface. His division having been bought, Joe finished his career at AT&T. Always a faithful parishioner of St. Paul R.C. Parish, in retirement both he and Maureen served as Eucharist Ministers. Joe also served as an usher, a pall bearer and as Director of RCIA for several years. Beloved father and grandfather, Joe is survived by his wife Maureen, his six children Jeanne Conlin and her husband Thomas, Kevin Morris, Kathleen Morris and her husband Anthony Capriccio, Peggy Morris, Patricia Morris, Brian Morris and his wife Sarah, and his seven grandchildren Ian and Kyle Conlin, Joseph, Sean, Ryan, Maureen and Nolan Morris. He was predeceased by his daughter Mary Morris, his son-in-law Dermot Mc Mahon, husband of Peggy Morris, and his brother Francis X. Morris, late of Delaware. Joe was enormously proud of his children and grandchildren and the family he and Maureen created together. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to Xavier High School, 30 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011.