Robert John Morrissey “Bobby” passed away peacefully Friday, December 20, 2019 surrounded by family. His parents, Rose and James Morrissey, and his brother-in-law, Thomas Orzech, who preceded him, welcomed him home.
Bobby was a beloved dad to James Francis Morrissey and dear brother to James M. Morrissey (Sandy) of Annapolis, Paul D. Morrissey of Bethesda, Jean M. Orzech (Tom) of Annapolis, Anne M. Greco-Morrissey (Rosemarie) of Philadelphia, and John P. Morrissey (Kris) of Bowie. He is also survived by the mother of his son, Jennifer Morrissey, nephews Ryan Orzech, James Morrissey, Jakob Morrissey, Isaac Morrissey, William Morrissey and Finnegan Morrissey and nieces Christie Stute, Caitlin Morrissey and Brittany Gardner, eight grandnephews and grandnieces as well as scores of the most loyal and caring friends.
Born September 24, 1958, Bobby grew up in Bowie, Maryland attending Saint Pius X Primary School and then Bowie High School. During his youth, Bobby was known for his athletic abilities in golf, swimming and football. After graduating from James Madison University with a business degree, Bobby worked as a classically trained French chef in Washington D.C. After several years, he pursued his calling in the law and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1987. He started his practice by joining his oldest brother Jim to form the law firm of Morrissey & Morrissey and subsequently added brothers Paul and John to form Morrissey Brothers, P.C. For fifteen years, Bobby practiced law with his family specializing his practice in bankruptcy law. He had a reputation of handling each case with the utmost care and respect, helping his clients to resolve their financial difficulties.
A serious car accident in the late 1990’s cut short his legal career; and, when he recovered, Bobby went back to his first love of cooking. Bob maintained his talents at home for family and friends to enjoy and in his later years, became a chef at One Dish Cuisine Café, a specialized gluten free restaurant owned by longtime friends. He also volunteered to train new chefs at the Lighthouse Bistro, an affiliate of the Lighthouse Shelter in Annapolis, Maryland.
Throughout his life, Bob’s happiest moments were spent with friends and family. He found particular joy in time with his son, James, going to the beach, golfing, boating or watching the Redskins on Sunday afternoons. Bobby was everyone’s “best friend” and he will be greatly missed by all who loved him.