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John Joseph Morris

October 8, 1939 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 80)

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John Joseph Morris, age 80, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

He was born in Wilmington, son of the late Walter and Alice (Touhey) Morris. John grew up in the Forty Acres neighborhood of Wilmington, graduating from St. Ann’s School and Salesianum, Class of 1957. Shortly after graduating, John served honorably in the US Army. Upon his discharge, he began a 33-year career with the Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers, retiring in 1998.

John was an avid reader and enjoyed weightlifting and working out. He also enjoyed spending time at the beach, boating and fishing and traveling with his wife, especially on cruises.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Joan (Chmura) Morris; his children, Kevin (Wendy), Christopher (Patch), and Andrew; his grandchildren, Bronwyn and Conall; and his siblings, Barbara Jamison and Walter Morris (Peggy).

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sister, June Campbell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 301 N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19805, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:00am. Interment will be held in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory can be made to the Salvation Army, 400 N. Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church at the address listed above.

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February 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
301 N. Bancroft Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19805

Mass of Christian Burial
February 10, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
301 N. Bancroft Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19805

Interment following Mass
February 10, 2020

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


The Salvation Army
400 N. Orange Street, Wilmington DE 19801
Web: http://www.pa.salvationarmy.org/delaware-command

St. Thomas the Apostle Church
301 N. Bancroft Parkway, Wilmington DE 19805

Salesianum School
1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19802
Web: http://www.salesianum.org

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