Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service has a proud history of serving the community since 1870. In January of this year, with the retirement of Larry Spiaggi, we began the transition to new ownership with one of our own. Margaret Edie, who joined us in 2018, has purchased Morrissett and is excited for the new opportunities that lay ahead for our company.
Larry became a co-owner of the funeral home in November of 1996, and has worked in the funeral profession since he was 16 years old. He came to work at Morrissett as an apprentice and student in 1979. On January 1, 2016, Larry and his wife, Sue, became sole owners of the funeral home upon the retirement of his business partner and friend, Dick Booker. Now many years later it is time to pass the keys on to Margaret.
During his time at Morrissett Larry served as the President of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, as well as on various committees and the Board of Directors. He also served as President of the Central District Funeral Association and currently serves on the advisory boards for the funeral program at John Tyler Community College and LifeNet.
Larry is still an important part of the Morrissett family. He remains on staff in an advisory capacity, and you will still occasionally see him around our facilities. There will also be the continued presence of Hope and Peace, our two beloved grief therapy dogs.
Margaret Edie, the new owner of Morrissett, has been a resident of Chesterfield County since January 2018 when she and her husband moved down from Northern Virginia. She graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science from the Funeral Services Program at John Tyler Community College in 2008. She has worked in the funeral service industry for almost 15 years.
Margaret and her husband Brion were married in 2013 and they have one beautiful daughter, Mea Marie. She is a member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. Currently, she is President of the Central District Funeral Directors Association and sits on the board for The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Margaret enjoys gardening, cooking, decorating, crafting, and travelling internationally with her family.
Margaret started at Morrissett as a Funeral Director and eventually attained the role of General Manager. Now she is adding “Owner” to her list of titles. Margaret is looking forward to establishing deeper roots in the Chesterfield area and becoming more involved in the community. She wants to assure families that even though ownership of the company may have changed, the level of care we provide at Morrissett will not change. Our company will continue to evolve and grow so that we can meet the ever-changing needs within our community.
The staff at Morrissett remains grateful for Larry and Sue’s leadership over the years, and we wish them all the best in the future. We also look forward with anticipation to what lies ahead under Margaret’s continued involvement and new role as owner.