OSWEGO, NY – Gary Morrisette, 68, a resident of Oswego, passed away on Wednesday April 5, 2017, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse after a long illness.
Born in Ilion, NY, he was the son of the late Albert and Evelyn (Adams)
He was a graduate of Ilion High School and received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from the State University at Oswego.
He taught Technology at Mexico High School and later was employed with
Niagara Mohawk and Centro.
Gary was a humble man and a person of integrity.
He saw the good in everyone and taught his family so much about living and loving.
He dearly loved his family and took so much joy in caring for them.
His granddaughters were his greatest joy.
Gary cared deeply for all his animal friends, especially his cats Alf and Koby.
He loved all kinds of music, (especially country), reading, woodworking, computers, watching hockey and was always interested in current events.
Gary also loved nature and it was always a special day when the blue heron, “the fisherman,” returned in the spring.
On Aug. 11, 1973, Gary married the former Dianne Thompson and together
they shared 43 years of love and devotion to each other.
He is also survived by two children, Julie (Robert) Johnson of Fulton and Michael Morrisette of Clifton Springs; a sister, Nancy (Albert) Young of Mohawk; and four granddaughters, Lori, Gabriella, Chloe and Naomi, “Popa’s” four bright stars.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, from 4 – 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow the hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oswego County Humane Society, 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY 13126 or the Golisano Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Circle, Syracuse N.Y 13210.