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Daniel A. Morrison, Jr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the Morrison family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Melrose Veteran's Fund
    c/o Veteran's Office, payable to City of Melrose
    562 Main St.
    Melrose, MA 02176
  • In lieu of flowers, the Morrison family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice
    178 Savin St.
    Suite 300
    Malden, MA 02148

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“Dear Nancy and family,I am so sorry for the loss of you father. Please know that you are in my prayers at this very sad time. Ellen Stanton ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Stanton - Melrose, MA

“Dan, My deepest condolences to you and all of your family on the loss of your father. Like my own Dad, I was proud to see that he was a Marine. My...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“Dear Barbara and family,We heard to late of the passing of Dan, we wish we heard sooner today so we could of came. Just sending our love to you and...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Terry and I have such fond memories of our friendship as neighbors on East Foster st. From bantering over the fence to sharing pina coladas poolside...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: tom Kasprzak - Melrose, MA

“I was a class mate of Danny's and on a very few occasions we ran into each other a few times in Melrose as I have lived in Melrose since 1964.Please...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Barbato - Melrose, MA

“Dear Linda & Familyour deepest sympathy. May your golden Memories of your Dad comfort you during these days.You are a beautiful Lady that Me and my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Theresa (Terry) Shalsi - Everett, MA

“So very sorry for your tremendous loss! Our love and prayers are with you all. Roger and Marilou Cummings ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Marilou Cummings - North Reading, MA

“Dear Mrs. Morrison - Was saddened to learn of Dan's passing. Although you remembered me from the Melrose Emblem Club when I knew Marie Sheridan Copp,...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Marie Merino ryan - Melrose, MA

Uncle Dan Morrison in 1981 “My thoughts are with you all, sorry we cannot be there. Special memories of a kind and gentle family man, Uncle Dan, you will be missed. Paula &...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Paula Copp - CA - Family

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Daniel A. Morrison Jr. passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 8, 2017. He was 86 years of age. Dan was born in Everett to the late Daniel & Florence (Wromsley) Morrison, he was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1949. Mr. Morrison entered the US Marines while attending Bentley College, he served his country with pride during the Korean War and after his discharge he returned to Bentley College to finish his degree. He worked as an accountant for Arthur D. Little, an auditor at Jordan Marsh Company and the as a wholesale distributor for a grocery warehouse management company: Cressey-Dockham Company for over 25 years. Mr. Morrison was a hard working family man, had a passion for Everett High School Football, a Boston sports fan but did support Melrose High Football when his grandsons were playing. Dan has been a Melrose resident for 49 years, enjoyed working in his garden, doing puzzles and liked taking trios to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Mr. Morrison was the beloved husband of 65 years to Barbara (Sheridan) Morrison. Loving father of Linda M. Rosatone & her husband Luigi of Everett, Daniel J. Morrison & his wife Geri of NY, Susan E. Waldron & her husband David of Newburyport and Nancy E. Williams & her husband Jim of Melrose. Brother of Beatrice L. Cummings & the late Nancy Sullivan. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday March 12, 2017 from 2:00-5:00PM. Followed by a Funeral Service at the Gately Funeral Home on Monday at 10:00AM. Interment with military honors at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Memorial contributions may be made in Dan's name to the Melrose Veteran's Fund, 562 Main St. Melrose, MA 02176 or to Hallmark Health VNA & Hospice 178 Savin St., Suite 300, Malden, MA 02148.