October 29, 1923 ~ June 11, 2012
Patrick Leroy Morrissey, 88, of Fargo, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo.
Patrick was born October 29, 1923 to Sidney and Vivian Morrissey in St. Paul, MN. He grew up and spent much of his early childhood in Fargo. Patrick attended St. Anthony’s grade school in Fargo and later graduated from Langdon High School, in Langdon, ND. He attended college at St. Thomas in Minnesota. Patrick was drafted into the army and attended Officer’s Training School in Oklahoma, before being sent abroad to serve in the Battle of the Bulge for 99th Infantry Division. He was honorably discharged from the army in 1946. He met Deloris Parke in Cooperstown, ND, and the couple eloped to Billings, MT, where they were married on August 25, 1946.
Patrick graduated from NDAC in August of 1948, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Over the years he worked as a Sales Engineer. Patrick worked for Truax Traer Coal Company in Minot, ND, until 1957, he then Joslyn Manufacturing MFG and Supply Company in Bismarck, ND, until 1963, and eventually Dakota Electric Supply Co. in Fargo, ND, and retired as president in 1983. Deloris passed away on June 11, 2007.
Patrick was an avid and talented golfer, a devoted sports fan, and voracious reader. In 2012 Patrick was able to spend three months in Mesa, AZ, with other North Dakota Snowbirds.
He is survived by his two daughters: Colleen (Greg) Keeling of Denver, CO; Sheila (Rich) Williams of Olalla, WA; five grandchildren: Kelly Bristal, Shannon Matson, Patrick Thompson, Daniel Keeling, and Justin Thompson; three great granddaughters: Emerson, Elliot, and Marley; one brother Allen Morrissey in Peoria, AZ; and one Aunt Genevieve Morrissey, in Morris, MN; Special Friend Vetta Loveland of Fargo; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife.
In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.