Richard Joseph Morrissette
Richard (Rit) Joseph Morrissette, 81 of Fairfield CT; formerly of Norwalk, CT passed away peacefully on Friday December 23, 2016.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife Claire DeMartino Morrissette of 61 years, his daughter Donna (Kelly) Lindstrom, his son Timothy (Sandra) Morrissette, and predeceased by his son, Richard Joseph Morrissette Jr., his six loving grandchildren, Danielle (Jeff) Russo, Richard (Alisha) Lindstrom, Amanda and Timothy Morrissette, and two great grandchildren Alyssa and Ava Russo. He is also survived by two brothers Leo (Eleanor) Morrissette and Claude (Theresa) Morrissette, as well as many loving extended family members, and many, many friends.
Richard was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend to all. Rit was a retired firefighter of Norwalk, CT. He was also the owner of Kitchen & Bath of Norwalk, CT. Richard served in the National Guard for many years. Rit loved and enjoyed many years of boating and fishing on the Long Island Sound, and was a lifetime member of the South Norwalk Boat Club. He also enjoyed many other sports such as golfing, softball, and football. Rit was always there to help a friend, and what he loved most was to spend time with his family.
Friends may call on Tuesday, December 27, from 5:00 to 9:00PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 28, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.