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Jean Thomson Morrisey

September 27, 1941June 14, 2020

Jean Thomson Morrisey "Our Little Nugget" Died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on June 14, 2020 of complications from PCA, a very rare form of Alzheimer's disease Born Glasgow, Scotland September 27, 1941, she emigrated with her parents and four younger sisters to Wolfe's Cove, Quebec Canada on October 18, 1952 aboard the SS Atlantic. Jean graduated from West Hill High School in Montreal, Quebec and went on to attend business college in Montreal, where she acquired her secretarial training, and graduated top of her class. She met the love of her life Ernie Morrisey at the Riverdale Lawn Bowling Club in Lachine, Quebec. Jean and Ernie were married on June 17, 1961 and emigrated to the United States in February 1967 with their two eldest daughters, and settled in Franklin, New Hampshire, where their third daughter was born. Jean and her family resided many places including Franklin, NH, Shelbyville, Indiana, Goshen, Indiana, before eventually settling in Scituate, Massachusetts in 1982. After raising her three daughters Jean re-entered the work force first working at Angelos Bakery and snack bar, and eventually moving into banking at Scituate Federal Savings Bank where she was a teller before becoming a Residential Loan Assistant. She retired in 2015. Jean was a proud Green Bay Packers owner and fan. She enjoyed stamp collecting, puzzles, Clint Eastwood, Chuck Norris and Rambo movies and she LOVED Sean Connery. She was also an avid knitter, and set up her own booth at a local craft store to sell her homemade pieces. Jean loved to travel. Her favorite destinations included Bermuda, San Francisco, Vancouver, Nova Scotia, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Alaska, from her most recent 2 week adventure with her sister Elizabeth where we know she was trying her hardest to get on one of the crab boats from Deadliest Catch. . Jean's most beloved spot in the world, where she enjoyed many family vacations since 1972, was Camden, Maine. Jean is survived by her three daughters; Karen J., Janet L. and Christine A. Morrisey, all of Scituate. She is also survived by her four sisters; Elizabeth Ferguson of Vancouver, British Columbia, Frances Buchan of Pictou, Nova Scotia, Flora Buchan of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and Helen and her husband Hollis Corbin of Pictou, Nova Scotia as well as many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her Father and Mother, Alexander and Helen Buchan, Brother-in-laws Barry Ferguson and Gerry Morrisey and her husband of 43 years, Ernie Morrisey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org At this time services are private. Words of comfort can be left at www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com


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Christine Morrisey

June 21, 2020

My Mum. I can’t believe it’s been a week since you passed away. My heart is just shattered. Words will never be able to express how much I love you. I am so thankful we had our girls weekends in Camden. I am so thankful that I was able to spend so much time with you at what ended up being the end of your life. But most of all, I’m so thankful to be your daughter. You were much more than “just my Mum” you were a great friend, helping me through tough times and sharing with me so many great times. To say I will miss you doesn’t begin to cover how I’m feeling. It makes my heart happy to think of you with Dad, your beloved Ernie, it was evident every day just how much you missed him. I’ll always think of the two of you dancing when I hear Joy to the World or Proud Mary. I hope you are finally resting easy Mum. Until we meet again My Little Nugget. Love, Chrissie xoxo (“Pickles”)

Frances Buchan

June 19, 2020

Jean was my big sister in every sense of the word. She would listen to my troubles and woes, would try her best to take my side when conflict arose between me and our parents, was outstanding at giving me positive criticism and did not hesitate to let me know when I’d stepped over the line, just the perfect big sister.
Over the past few years we didn’t manage to see each other all that often but, when we did, it was days of talking, cups and cups of tea, knitting and lots of laughter. Just the best big sister a girl could have had.
I love and miss you, Jeannie. You will always be safely tucked in my heart.

Elizabeth Ferguson

June 18, 2020

My favourite memory of my sister Jeannie, has to be our trip to Alaska. The cruise there was wonderful, with great food, lots of entertainment, and stunning glaciers. Dutch Harbor was so interesting, even if we were too early for the crab boats. Jeannie loved wandering through the big store that seemed to sell everything. Even a latte!
Jeannie was so loved by her three amazing daughters, who took such good care of her.
I will miss you Jeannie. Love you always. Elizabeth

Helen Buchan

June 18, 2020

Jeannie was my “big” big sister. My memories of Jean are loving and happy. She had a wicked sense of humour, and the times we spent together were filled with great girl talks and shared laughter. Jeannie was a devoted daughter, a kind-hearted sister, a loving wife, and an adoring mum. I will always love her and miss her. Helen xo

Flora Buchan

June 17, 2020

Jeannie was the oldest child in our family of five sisters, and we couldn’t have had a finer big sister. She paved the way for all of us and had our backs through thick and thin. Over the years I could always rely on her wise counsel, protection, support and unfailing love. She raised “her girls” with pride and determination ensuring their path in life was a safe and loving one. Rest In Peace dearest Jeannie. You are irreplaceable. Flora

Jeffrey Beck, Jr

June 17, 2020

Good Morning Jean ! Good Morning Jeffrey ! (Jean was the only person on earth that called me Jeffrey).
This is how Jean and I greeted each other every day for
17-years working together. Whether it was in the morning, or
afternoon, our day did not start and was not complete until we said our hello. Jean spoke of Ernie every day, and everyone felt that we knew him as well as we did Jean; and of course "the girls" as Jean always referred to her daughters. Her face would just light up when she talked with an one of them on the phone.
Whenever Jean went on vacation, she always brought me back a Tim Horton doughnut to me great delight. Being an avid Race Car enthusiast (Richard Pettie was the Man!), she would send toy cars to my grandson, Jayden. Jean's Bank collection threatened to collapse the bookcase behind her desk, and I'm proud to say that I am the recipient of one of my choosing when Jean retired.
I'll miss you Jean, but you'll never be far from my thoughts. Thank you for being my friend. Love Jeffrey

Paula Lind

June 17, 2020

Karen, Janet and Christine, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know you can let her be at piece with no regrets. You gave her a wonderful quality of life when she needed you. You were so lucky to have such a great mom and she was so lucky to have three amazing daughters. I enjoyed the tribute to Jean and hearing about all of her interests. Surround yourself with your family, friends and good memories of your mom. Love Paula

Rachelle Rogers

June 17, 2020

I was so deeply saddened to hear of your mothers’s passing. He was a sweet nugget. You have my deepest sympathy.