Thomas Joseph Morrissey – Ryan

Thomas Joseph Morrissey, 73, of Ryan, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at NorthCrest
Specialty Care in Waterloo, Iowa. He was born on October 22, 1949, in Cedar Rapids, the son of William and
Berniece (Culver) Morrissey. Tom attended St. Patrick’s School in Ryan for primary through high school. After
graduation, Tom continued his education at Mount Mercy College for Business Administration and Substance
Abuse Counseling, where he graduated in 1981, with a Business B.S. Degree. Tom “ripped right through that four-
year degree in fourteen years”, for which he was very proud.

This led to a life long career of helping others with his work with Four Oaks, Mental Health Institution, Area
Substance Abuse Council, Foundation 2, and his affiliation with Kirkwood College, where he facilitated the drunk
driving classes and driver improvement longer than anyone else in the state of Iowa. Tom was a proud friend of Bill
W. where he mentored many, many others and recently celebrated 43 years of sobriety.

On May 12, 1979, Tom married the love of his life, Mary Snow. You do the math. He learned how to take directions
sometimes, didn’t he Mary?

Tom was always curious and a voracious reader. His highest values in life were his family and to be of service to
others. Tom was a lifelong resident of Ryan and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Tom is survived by his loving wife Mary (Snow) Morrissey; children, Gary (Stacy) Snow, Kristi (Josh) Coghlan,
Jacob (Wyatt) Morrissey; grandchildren, Alisha, Tyler, Michelle, Gabbie, Baxter, Jackson, Reeghan, and Elliot; great-
grandchildren, Xander, KJ, and Hudson; sister, Norine (Richard) Kennedy; mother-in-law, Christine Snow; and
many other extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ellen “Ellie” Morrissey; brothers, Robert Michael, Terence W., and
Clem H.; his parents; and his father-in-law, Archie Snow.

Online condolences may be sent to

Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester,

Time of Sharing: 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester.
Inurnment at a later date.

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