Morris Freeholders mourn passing of John Dorsey, former state lawmaker

The late state Sen. John Dorsey.
The late state Sen. John Dorsey.
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From the Morris County Freeholders:

FREEHOLDER BOARD STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER STATE SEN. JOHN DORSEY

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders offer their deepest sympathy to the family of former state Sen. John Dorsey, who passed away Sunday at the age of 80.

Sen. Dorsey was a dedicated public servant who loved his state and county and put his strong imprint on state government during his 18 years in the Legislature, serving in the State Assembly from 1976 to 1978 and in the state Senate from 1978 to 1994. 

He also provided legal services to Morris County numerous municipalities, with especially long service to Hanover and Mount Olive townships, and government agencies, including the Morris County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund.

We concur with the message posted today on his law firm’s website (Dorsey & Semrau in Boonton), which reads, “Mentor, Friend, Attorney and Public Servant.”

Sen. Dorsey will be missed by his colleagues in the legal and political community to whom he long offered his wisdom and knowledge.  The Board of Freeholders regret his passing and offer our condolences to his family and friends.

A wake is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Dangler, Lewis & Carey Funeral Home, 312 W. Main St., Boonton, 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm.

A  service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22,  at St. John’s Church, 226 Cornelia St., Boonton, at 11 am. followed by interment at Whitehall Methodist Church Cemetery, Towaco.

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