Peter Morrissey: Longtime B.A.A. Member and Governor

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Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
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Boston MA 02116
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03 AUG 2012
The B.A.A. mourns the loss of Peter Morrissey, who passed away August 3

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"Peter was the consummate board member with broad and bold ideas. He was committed to the athletic ideal and passionate about the Boston Marathon.  He was focused on improving the B.A.A.'s initiatives, especially marketing initiatives, always offering his support, expertise and encouragement.  He was keenly in tune with the B.A.A.'s mission, and we appreciate Peter's many years of service to the Association."

-  Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President 

"Today, B.A.A. Governor Peter Morrissey passed away following a determined struggle with brain cancer.  Peter left us as we have known him:  relaxed, focused, in control, determined and loving. We at the B.A.A. have lost one of our best and brightest minds. He has been an endless source of wisdom and insight in all areas. But most of all he has been our friend, and we will miss him terribly."

-  Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director

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1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.