STAMFORD, Conn. -- John Albert Morrell, 64, died at Stamford Hospital on Thursday, June 4, of cancer.
Morrell was born on Jan. 28, 1951, to Guilford and Elizabeth Morrell. He was a lifelong resident of Stamford, having moved here with his family at the age of 2.
He was co-owner of the former Duck Pin Lanes on Hope Street and worked as an automotive mechanic for over 30 years before retiring. He was an avid gun collector who loved repairing and fabricating machine parts. He also had a deep interest in history.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Hamernik Morrell; his daughter, Stephanie Morrell; his brothers, G. "Buzz" Morrell and wife Gerry of Carlsbad, Calif., Kenneth Morrell (wife Nancy deceased) of Stamford; his sister, Alberta Hammershoy of Pompano Beach, Fla.; in-laws, Edward and Mary Hamernik; brother-in-law, Paul Hamernik; and sister-in-law, Diane Hamernik.
He was predeceased by his brother Robert Morrell; and sisters, Betty Piro, Lillian Racaniello and Barbara Plunkett.
A prayer service will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien.
Arrangements were handled by Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, 34 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904. To leave online condolences, visit www.cognetta.com.
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