Jeanne F. (Mitchell) Morris
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Jeanne Francis (Mitchell) Morris, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 91, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and precious and loyal dog, Molly.
Jeanne was born on April 1, 1927 to Robert and Ruth Mitchell, was raised in Pelham, along with her 6 brothers and sisters. Jeanne married Michael “Red” Morris. They raised 7 sons and 1 daughter in New Rochelle.
Jeanne worked at Iona College, both in Athletics and Business Services for over 40 years, she was devoted to the Christian Brothers and the Church. She was a great athlete in her younger years, which continued as an avid fan throughout her life. She was known for her quick wit, infectious smile, her kind and generous spirit and a nightly whisky Manhattan.
Jeanne is predeceased by her husband, “Red”, brothers, Billy, Johnny, Jimmy, Bobby and sister, Ruth, her daughter, Jeanne (Torigian Neville) and son, Paul, her grandchildren, Jodie (Torigian) and Keith. She is survived by her sister Cathy, her children Michael (Gwen), Robby (Carol), Tom, Steve (Linda), Jackie (Leslie) and Donald (Mary), and grandchildren, Amy (Parise), Tiffany, Kristen (Halligan), Drew, Shae, Brian, Evan, Hayden, Jeffrey, Rachel, Paul, Michael and Jill and her 7 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cole, Ryder, Blake, Mason, Tyler and Riley, her loyal friend and caretaker, Noni and many loving nieces and nephews.
A wake will be held at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, from 3-8pm and a funeral on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30am at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. Interment to be held at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Butterflies from Jodie, 33 President Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801