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according to the 1904 city directory (Buffalo N.Y.) William was a Bartender and he lived at 417 Fulton Street. This is the Death Notice, about William F. Morrissey, that appeared in the Buffalo News on July 30, 1945.Morrissey--- William F. Morrissey in Lackwanna N. Y., July 29, 1945, Beloved Brother of Mrs. Margaret Wex, the late Nell, John, James, Edward, Joseph and Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin. Funeral from the James T. Karnes Funeral Home, 1240 Mckinley Pkwy., Wednesday Morning 8:45 o'clock, and from Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 9:30 o'clock. Friends invited. This was an article, that appeared in the Buffalo News on July 31, 1945 page 19, about the death of William F. Morrissey. "William F. Morrissey, Last of 5 Pitching Brothers, Dies."The last of the five ball-playing Morrissey brother of Buffalo's old First Ward, William F. Morrissey, 70, former Lackwanna fire chief and police commissioner, died Sunday in his home, 1195 Mckinley Pkwy, after a short Illness. Funeral services will be held tommorrow morning at 9:30 in Our Lady of Victory Basilica after prayers at 8:45 in the James T. Karnes Funeral Home, 1240 McKinley Pkwy. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Until a few weeks ago, Mr. Morrissey was caretaker of the Lackwanna Municipal Stadium. He was injured sightly about four months ago when his car hit a tree on South Park, but friends said he had recovered before he was stricken with his last illness, early this month. Mr. Morrissey and his four brothers, the late John, James, Edward and Joseph, were all semi-pro pitchers in their younger days and were widely known in Buffalo sports circles, William once ran a saloon on Ridge Rd. on a site now occupied by the nurses' home of Our Lady of Victory Hospital. The tavern in the horse- and - buggy era was a favorite stopping place for hack drivers returning from funeral at nearby Holy Cross. Active for years in Democratic politics, Mr. Morrissey once served as a deputy sheriff and at various times was fire commissioner and police commissioner in the Steel City. A volunteer fireman in the early days before Lackwanna's paid fire department was organized, he had the satisfaction of directing that department as its chief in 1934 and 1935. Mr. Morrissey never married. His only survivor is a sister, Mrs. Margaret Wex of Williamville. By searching the microfilm records of Holy Cross Cemetery Lackwanna, N. Y., in the Buffalo and Erie County Library. I was able find out that William F. Morrissey was buried over the grave Margaret Morrissey who died on October 4, 1882. His grave is located in Section E, Lot No. 143, Grave No. 4.