OBITUARY

Henry Christian Connolly Morin

June 15, 2000June 4, 2019

MORIN, Henry Christian Connolly, 18, passed away earlier this month after a drowning accident. He was born June 15, 2000 to Kate Connolly and Patrick Morin. Henry was adventurous and an active member of the Boy Scouts earning the highest achievement, Eagle Scout. Many describe Henry as a courageous, kind, loving, and appreciative young man who was always prepared to aid anyone in need. He attended Patrick Henry High School where he was to be graduated on June 15, 2019 before moving on to the University of Colorado. He was known to treat everyone with kindness, deference, and inclusiveness; one of the highest marks of solid character. His teachers described him as a “breath of fresh air” and “joy to teach”. Henry had a smile that lit up a room as he entered. His long blonde hair evolved over the years from crew-cut, to corn rows, to man bun, and finally to his signature modelesque wave. These memories of his changing hairstyle had been a unifying theme of conversation for his friends. He was well known and loved by many even outside of the Patrick Henry community. Henry is survived by his parents, Kate Connolly and Patrick Morin; brothers, Andrew and William. His parents expressed how truly blessed they are to have had him with them for 18 years. A visitation will be held at 11am on Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060. A funeral mass will begin at 12:00pm.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 10, 2019

Memories

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Stephanie Michalowicz

June 18, 2019

Dear Ms. Connolly & Mr. Morin & family,
Please accept my very deepest condolences in the tragic loss of your precious Henry! I.we want to support you further. We had loss in our family, sadly, so we were unable to attend services. I’ve spoken with funeral home director as well as Mr. Martinez(Patrick Henry principal). Our children went and go to Patrick Henry. I, as a parent , can not imagine the hurt you must be experiencing. I know God is with you all but, truly, even those words seem inadequate. I pray our children are all rethinking their choices and this may bring you comfort. We are with you. Please email me as I would like to support you further. I’d like to bring you a meal but I also understand & appreciate your wishes. God bless you all. Sincerely, Stephanie Michalowicz & family (Mike, Will, Ellie)

Natascha Payton

June 17, 2019

You and your family are in my prayers. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Courtney Woods

June 10, 2019

Dear Patrick and Family:

Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your son and brother, and my condolences to his extended family and friends as well. I didn't know Henry personally, only through the documented photos and memories compiled electronically by Pat, and the beautiful testament he wrote describing his essence following his death. Randy Pausch said prior to his own death that we have options of living our lives as a Tigger or an Eyore. It sounds like Henry had the bouncing joy with immense character and personality who chose to embrace every opportunity with zeal and positive energy. What a blessing in your lives he must have been, and I will think of you as you grieve your loss in the coming months, praying the beautiful memories will sustain you during the most difficult of times.

Marie Ringler

June 10, 2019

Patrick, Kate, Andrew & William,

Sending love to all of you. Henry sounded like a remarkable young man. I have been praying for your family for the past week now. JJ White let me know shortly after learning of the incident. Please know there is a large community of people praying and caring about your family.

With love,
Marie Ringler

Martha Napier

June 10, 2019

I first met Henry when he was at a bowling party for my daughter’s birthday. He instantly left a great impression of being a fine young man. My husband jokingly called out to meet the young fella who was going to take my daughter to the eighth grade dance, While my daughter Taylor sank in embarrassment, Henry without hesitation happily came up to meet my husband. Henry would pick up the friends from their group who didn’t have licenses yet. He was a superb person. Perhaps the rest of us still have a lot to develop. I believe Henry is on a long trip now. My prayers for you dear family and girlfriend is that you will the have the strength to trust the Lord to help you through this and know there are others who are grieving losses who can help you.
One day you will see him again.
Blessings to you all.

Martha, Dale, Philip, and of course one of his buddies Taylor Napier

Gordon Kerr

June 10, 2019

I grieve with you. Stay strong and cherish all the good memories .

MARTHA WALSH

June 10, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this handsome young man!

Dunkum Family

June 9, 2019

Patrick, Kate, Andrew & William,
Our hearts break for you all. Though we didn't know Henry personally, we certainly came to know what an adventurous, fun loving, and kind young man he was through your many posts about his achievements and adventures. He certainly seems to have touched and impact many lives in a positive way. What a blessing for you all to have had him as a son and brother. Though I'm sure there are no words of comfort we can give you at this time, please know that we are and will continue to be praying for you all as you learn to traverse this life without him.
Much love and prayers,
Rick and Beth Dunkum
Kristin Koontz and Jen Dowler

Rudy Strickland

June 9, 2019

There are no words to ease the pain for a loss of such a young life. I am thankful for the years I was able to watch him grow. Sending love and keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. Best, Rudy Strickland

Mary Reed

June 9, 2019

Though i did not have the pleasure of knowing Henry personally... His Life touched many around me. He must have been an amazing young man. I lost my brother at age 16 yrs old who was also a student at PHHS. ( Clay Vass) It left a hole in my heart and was a crushing loss. I wish i could say the pain goes away with time. I can say you do learn how to put your feet on the floor each day and continue to live . May you be comforted in knowing that MANY are praying for your family and friends. Henry will continue to touch lives in many ways . May God send angles to wrap their arms around you and comfort you as you try to find a new way to move forward in life. Blessings....

FROM THE FAMILY