Mr. David M. Morrissey, Sr., 54, of Mohawk, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31, 2021. David was born in Whitesboro, on March 11, 1967, the son of Milton B. and Mary Lourdes (Mann) Morrissey. He was raised and educated in Whitesboro and was a graduate of Whitesboro High School. After graduation, David enlisted, and proudly served 4 years in the US Navy. At one time, David was married to Debra Thrasher Morrissey. David was a skilled carpenter, and early in his career, worked in the construction/carpentry field. He was currently employed with The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Ilion, a job he truly loved. David enjoyed music and found great joy and peace at his camp on Canadarago Lake, boating and spending time with family and friends. David is survived by his loving companion, Sheila Burth of Mohawk; his five cherished children: Amber Thrasher of Waterville, Specialist Gabrielle Morrissey, US Army Reserves of Mohawk, Sergeant David “DJ” M. Morrissey, Jr., US Army Reserves of Mohawk, Caleb Morrissey of Schuyler and Matthew Forbes of Herkimer; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorrie and Richard Lenaghen of Prospect and Tami Morrissey and her partner Rachael of Albany; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Susan Morrissey of TX and Canastota, Patrick and Rosemary Morrissey of Utica and James and Angela Morrissey of Utica, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved dog, Jake. He was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Mary Lourdes and two sisters, Amy Morrissey and Jennifer Morrissey Forbes. Visitation for family and friend is Monday, August 9, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica, followed by a prayer service at 3:00 at the conclusion of visitation. Those wishing to make a donation in David’s memory, please consider Anita’s Stevens-Swan Humane Society, 5664 Horatio St., Utica, NY 13502.