November 16, 2019
John F. “Jack” McMorrow
John F. McMorrow died suddenly on November 16, 2019 in Englewood, Florida at the age of 78. Born in Boston, Jack grew up in West Roxbury and summered in Hull, Massachusetts. He attended Boston Latin and St. Sebastian’s School, Class of 1959, received a BA/BS Finance Boston College 1963, and earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jack’s corporate career included positions with RCA in Indiana, Polaroid in Boston, and Union Pacific Corporation in New York City. Mid-life, he turned his skills to the non-profit world of education serving as CFO at the Council on Economic Education in NYC, the College of St. Joseph in Vermont, and St Mary’s Ryken in Maryland. In retirement, he continued his consulting work in financial and compliance for non-profits and investment management.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Sheila, children John McMorrow, Christine McMorrow and Tyler McMorrow, sister Joanne and brother-in-law Joe Struzziery, brother Bill and sister-in-law Judy McMorrow, and his nieces and nephews and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Joan McMorrow.
Jack was a good, kind man who thought of others above himself. He lived an honorable life strong in his faith, sense of responsibility and love of his family, friends and community. His dry sense of humor was his hallmark as he enjoyed checking in with everyone on his daily rounds and never missed the opportunity to make an amusing remark. He loved the warmth and greenery of Florida, was an eternal Boston sports fan and became a model railroad enthusiast in the last few years. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family on Thursday, December 12th 10:30-11 AM in St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Avenue, Hull, MA 02045.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12th at 11 AM in St. Ann’s Church, Hull.
Services will conclude with interment in Woodside Cemetery, Cohasset.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of remembrance may be made to The Thoracic Aortic Disease Coalition TADCoalition@marfan.org, Boca Royale Cares Fund, Englewood, FL at gulfcoastcf.org/bocaroyale or St Sebastian’s School, Needham, MA www.stsebs.org/support.