OBITUARY

Rita M. Morin

May 5, 1935June 28, 2018
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Auburn - Rita M. Morin, 83, of Auburn, Maine, passed away at home on Thursday June 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Auburn, Maine on May 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Rose (Therriault) Morissette. On August 28, 1955, she married the love of her life, Henry Morin. She worked in the local shoe shop at New England Counter in Auburn as a waxer for several years until Henry's untimely death in 1971, where she then stayed home to raise their young family. Rita had two major passions in life her faith and her family. As a devout member of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn she belonged to the golden ages club, choir, and also served as a CCD teacher for 14 years sharing in the love of Jesus. Rita enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, cards especially scat, darts and bowling. Her greatest joy in life however, was spending time with her grandchildren and in her later years with her great-grandchildren.

Rita is survived by 2 children: Claire Giasson of Auburn, Robert Morin of Auburn, 7 grandchildren: John, Paul, Lisa, Jeremy, Nicole, Allison and Aryn, 3 Great-grandchildren: Johnathan, Karlee and Jeremy Jr., 2 sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband: Henry Morin in 1971, her brother: Maurice Morissette and her son-in-law: Lawrence Giasson.

The family would like to thank the Androscoggin Home Health team, especially Tammy, Michelle and Ryan for their outstanding devotional care they provided to Rita and the support they gave to the family.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Rita’s guestbook at: wwwthefortingroupauburn.com.

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Monday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church at 1:00 PM. Committal Services will follow with a graveside service at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Rita is survived by 2 children: Claire Giasson of Auburn, Robert Morin of Auburn, 7 grandchildren: John, Paul, Lisa, Jeremy, Nicole, Allison and Aryn, 3 Great-grandchildren: Johnathan, Karlee and Jeremy Jr., 2 sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband: Henry Morin in 1971, her brother: Maurice Morissette and her son-in-law: Lawrence Giasson.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foudation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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Rita M. Morin

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Paula Baril

June 30, 2018

Rita was a sweet lady whom everyone loved. Singing in choir, attending Golden Age or playing cards she always had a smile. She was one who never forgot my birthday including just last month.
May the Angels and Saints come to greet her and lead her to paradise.
Rest in peace my friend.
Paula Baril

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Biography

Auburn - Rita M. Morin, 83, of Auburn, Maine, passed away at home on Thursday June 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Auburn, Maine on May 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Rose (Therriault) Morissette. On August 28, 1955, she married the love of her life, Henry Morin. She worked in the local shoe shop at New England Counter in Auburn as a waxer for several years until Henry's untimely death in 1971, where she then stayed home to raise their young family. Rita had two major passions in life her faith and her family. As a devout member of Sacred Heart Church in Auburn she belonged to the golden ages club, choir, and also served as a CCD teacher for 14 years sharing in the love of Jesus. Rita enjoyed playing bingo, cribbage, cards especially scat, darts and bowling. Her greatest joy in life however, was spending time with her grandchildren and in her later years with her great-grandchildren.

Rita is survived by 2 children: Claire Giasson of Auburn, Robert Morin of Auburn, 7 grandchildren: John, Paul, Lisa, Jeremy, Nicole, Allison and Aryn, 3 Great-grandchildren: Johnathan, Karlee and Jeremy Jr., 2 sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband: Henry Morin in 1971, her brother: Maurice Morissette and her son-in-law: Lawrence Giasson.

The family would like to thank the Androscoggin Home Health team, especially Tammy, Michelle and Ryan for their outstanding devotional care they provided to Rita and the support they gave to the family.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Rita’s guestbook at: wwwthefortingroupauburn.com.


. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Monday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church at 1:00 PM. Committal Services will follow with a graveside service at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rita’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240. A Service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545