Daniel Morrissey

March 01, 1965 - December 10, 2023

Daniel Morrissey

March 01, 1965 - December 10, 2023

Obituary

Daniel P. Morrissey of Ash Fork, Arizona passed away December 10, 2023 at the age of 58. He was born March 1, 1965 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Michael and Marsha (Minch) Morrissey. He was preceded in death by his father Michael Morrissey and step-father Donald Divelbiss. Daniel is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan; his mother, Marsha Divelbiss; his sister, Heather Hoop; and his brother David Morrissey. He is also survived by special friends Jovani, Alexis, and Daniel Lara whom he mentored for over ten years.
Daniel grew up in Faribault, Minnesota and graduated from high school there. He attended St. Cloud State University. It was during his time at the university that he was given the opportunity to travel to Spain, China, and Zimbabwe. On July 31, 1992 he and Susan were married on the beach at Smith Cove on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. For 10 years, the couple live in different areas of the Caribbean; including Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. They also traveled to Mexico, Italy, France, Peru, and Greece.
Daniel loved life. He loved to laugh, garden, and cook. The simple joys in life were what brought him pleasure. He was so proud of the boys he mentored. He had compassion for everyone and was always ready to teach a life lesson. His fairness and honesty were a good influence on all those around him. His bright smile and laugh will be missed forever.
A memorial service will be held at 10am, Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Thompson Funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation be made in his honor to the following:

St. Vincent de Paul School
3130 N. 51st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
www.svdpschool.org
The Guardian Angel Program.
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2 responses to Daniel Morrissey

  1. Allen Hersh says:

    Words cannot express how sorry I am to learn about Daniel’s untimely passing. It was a privelege and pleasure to have known Daniel as both a friend and co-worker. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Daniel and feel so badly for his wife, Susan, as well as his friends & family’s loss.

    Daniel’s presence was like a ray of calming light. Extremely friendly, personable, caring, intelligent and all the other qualities a person could want in a friend and teammate. I will miss you, Daniel, and always remember you very fondly, my friend.

    1. Joan Hale says:

      Dan was like a brother to me during high school. We rarely went a day without being with each other. My parents regarded him as almost another child and he spent many hours as a part of my family. A friendship like we had was rare. We even ended up at the same college, exactly one floor away from each other in the dorm, during Dan’s freshman year. Over the years, we grew apart, but we always kept track of each other’s whereabouts. I was in awe of his determination to succeed, from the very start. His life was cut way too short, but it was very well-lived. I loved you like no other, Dan. We shall see you again someday.

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