Josephine Lucille “Jo” (Nana) Morrissey


ROCKFORD — Josephine Lucille “Jo” (Nana) Morrissey, daughter of Lorenzo and Catherine Matranga, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 29, 2021, surrounded by family, with a Rosary in her hands.

Josephine was married to Amboy native, Joseph A. Morrissey in 1960.

Josephine entered Heaven’s Door at the age of 94. 

She is survived by her children, Bill (Melissa) Morrissey, Eileen (Joe) Carlson, and Larry (Stacy) Morrissey; grandchildren Larissa, Joseph, Josh, Matt, Andrew, Grace, Seanna, Sophia, Dillon and AJ.  Also surviving are sister-in-laws: Rita Glenn, Lois Considine, Frances Carroll, Monica Scorby, Colleen Koch, Corrine Morrissey and Linda Morrissey, and brother-in-law, Larry Morrissey; and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Morrissey; parents, Lorenzo and Catherine Matranga; grandson, Michael Joseph Morrissey; brother and sister-in-law Cosmo and Antoinette Matranga; brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Marge Matranga; three brothers all named Samuel Matranga, who died as young children; sisters-in-law Rosie Hawks, Bette Wilhelm, and Barb Goy; brothers-in-law Robert Morrissey, John “Tiny” Morrissey, Rev. William Morrissey, Leroy Goy, Doug Koch, George Hawks, Louis Wilhelm, Alvin Glenn, Gene Carroll, Lloyd Considine, and Jack Scorby; nephews Tim Considine, Jay Hawks, and Brian Goy.

Visitation will be Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory on Mulford Road, Rockford. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will also take place on Saturday, June 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church with Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection celebrated at 11 a.m.. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Please bring a mask or face covering to follow COVID-19 protocol at the Visitation and Mass.

Special thanks to Fr. David Beauvais and Fr. Kaim, Pastor of Holy Family Church who provided counsel, comfort, and support.

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