Robert L. (Mike) Morrissey, 62, a food broker who founded Morrissey Food Sales in 1961 and was president of the Washington Food Brokers Association in 1972, died Aug. 12 at Suburban Hospital after a heart attack. He was a resident of Bethesda.
Morrissey Food Sales has been affiliated with Babb Food Brokers in Rockville for the last year and a half. Mr. Morrissey began working in the food industry in Philadelphia after World War II, and came to Washington in 1949.
In 1953, he founded Allied Marketers, merged his operations with another companies as Landers and Morrissey in 1958, then founded Morrissey Food Sales in Bethesda three years later. He was president of Morrissey Food Sales until his death.
Mr. Morrissey was a native of Connecticut and was a 1943 graduate of Catholic University where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. He served as a Marine Corps officer in the Pacific during World War II.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac. He was a member of the Kenwood Country and Cosmopolitan clubs.
Survivors include his wife, Regina C. (Jeanne) Morrissey of Bethesda; two sons, Robert C., of Arlington, and Brian M., of Bethesda; three daughters, Patricia Tilder of Raleigh, N.C., Sharon A. Morrissey of San Francisco, and Joan E. Morrissey of Bethesda; three brothers, Richard, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Gerard and William, both of Hartford, Conn.; a sister, Ann Morrissey, also of Hartford, and three grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the church building fund at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac.