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OBITUARY

Ralph G. Morin

August 17, 1927September 12, 2019
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AUBURN – Ralph Gilman Morin, 92, of Auburn passed away at his home on September 12th, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lille, Maine on August 17, 1927, the son of Fred and Alice (Parent) Morin. Ralph moved with his family to Lewiston at a young age. On July 21, 1951, he married the love of his life, Therese M. Martin, at St. Mary’s Church in Lewiston. Together, they worked and raised their young family in Lewiston. They were happily married for 67 years until Therese passed away on September 21, 2018. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Holy Family Church.

Ralph was a veteran of service in World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He was one of four Morin brothers who served in WWII. Later in life, he was honored in Mayport, FL along with his brother Patrick at a Commemoration of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific War against Japan. Patrick was one of the few sailors present at the beginning of hostilities, the attack on Pearl Harbor and also at the end of hostilities, the signing of the unconditional surrender by Japan in Tokyo Bay. Ralph’s brother Omer Morin participated in the liberation of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp in Southern Poland. Ralph felt a strong need to help his brothers and left Lewiston High School early to enlist in the Navy. He later received a Diploma from the High School in honor of his wartime service to his beloved country. One of the highlights of Ralph’s life was his Honor Flight 3-day excursion to Washington, D.C. on 2014 Veterans Day weekend.

Ralph’s life work was at Bath Iron Works, as a finish painter, he contributed to the building of countless Navy surface warfare ships. He made numerous friends over the years, both in the Navy and amongst the workforce at BIW. Ralph had a deep love for sports, playing baseball for local teams in the 1950’s. He rarely missed a Red Sox or Patriots game on television. He was a long-time member of the Poland Spring Golf Club. Ralph and Terry enjoyed many years of retirement living in sunny Florida. He relished the fact that he got to spend time personally with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Susan Stone and husband Bob of Auburn, son Barry Morin and wife, Nancy, of Lewiston; four grandchildren Marni (Stone) and husband, Scott Spewock, Haley (Stone) and husband, Ryan Bernier, Peter Stone, Shane Morin; seven great grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Piper, Barrett, Sam, Ryder and Max; one sister, Theresa Ouellette. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two infant daughters, Donna and Julie, four brothers, Patrick, Roy, Guy and Omer; three sisters, Esther, Viola and Mona.

The family would like to thank the staff at Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice and First Light for the wonderful love and care they showed Ralph in the final weeks of his journey. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Ralph’s guestbook at; www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

Donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Visitation will be held on Friday September 20, from 4 to 7 PM at the Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 21 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.

A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine 04240. 784-4584

  • FAMILY

  • Ralph is survived by his daughter, Susan Stone and husband Bob of Auburn, son Barry Morin and wife, Nancy, of Lewiston; four grandchildren Marni (Stone) and husband, Scott Spewock, Haley (Stone) and husband, Ryan Bernier, Peter Stone, Shane Morin; seven great grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Piper, Barrett, Sam, Ryder and Max; one sister, Theresa Ouellette. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two infant daughters, Donna and Julie, four brothers, Patrick, Roy, Guy and Omer; three sisters, Esther, Viola and Mona.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 20, 2019
  • A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Holy Family Church 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Committal services with Military Honors at St. Peter's Cemetery Saturday, September 21, 2019

Memories

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Paulette McNally

September 19, 2019

I was driving on 95 near Port Orange (your beloved southern home site) the other day and it started raining. My cruise control was on and I immediately thought of you my dear Uncle Ralph. You once advised me to never have it on when raining due to possible hydroplaning. To this day when raining, I ALWAYS remember you and that advice. Also, Harry and I soooo enjoyed our Gipper gatherings to watch the Jaguar games. How about sending some luck our way!! Please tell my mom and dad we're taking real good care of the lake house! May you rest in peace!!

Paulette McNally

September 18, 2019

Joanne Coleman

September 18, 2019

Wonderful memories of the Morin and Biron families on Webber Avenue. Ralph , Terry Bob and Irene were friends for a long time.
Ralph and Terry’s soul are now reunited.
Heartfelt condolences to all the family.

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Diane(Morin)and Mickey McCown

September 17, 2019

My favorite memory was that he always called me “bugaboo”! He may have called all his nieces and nephews “bugaboo” but to me it was my special name! He loved talking baseball w my husband. They could have gone on for hours! We will always have the highest regards for you. Rest in Paradise sweet Uncle! Je t’aime beaucoup mon oncle. Love to tante too!

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Biography

AUBURN – Ralph Gilman Morin, 92, of Auburn passed away at his home on September 12th, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lille, Maine on August 17, 1927, the son of Fred and Alice (Parent) Morin. Ralph moved with his family to Lewiston at a young age. On July 21, 1951, he married the love of his life, Therese M. Martin, at St. Mary’s Church in Lewiston. Together, they worked and raised their young family in Lewiston. They were happily married for 67 years until Therese passed away on September 21, 2018. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Holy Family Church.

Ralph was a veteran of service in World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He was one of four Morin brothers who served in WWII. Later in life, he was honored in Mayport, FL along with his brother Patrick at a Commemoration of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific War against Japan. Patrick was one of the few sailors present at the beginning of hostilities, the attack on Pearl Harbor and also at the end of hostilities, the signing of the unconditional surrender by Japan in Tokyo Bay. Ralph’s brother Omer Morin participated in the liberation of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp in Southern Poland. Ralph felt a strong need to help his brothers and left Lewiston High School early to enlist in the Navy. He later received a Diploma from the High School in honor of his wartime service to his beloved country. One of the highlights of Ralph’s life was his Honor Flight 3-day excursion to Washington, D.C. on 2014 Veterans Day weekend.

Ralph’s life work was at Bath Iron Works, as a finish painter, he contributed to the building of countless Navy surface warfare ships. He made numerous friends over the years, both in the Navy and amongst the workforce at BIW. Ralph had a deep love for sports, playing baseball for local teams in the 1950’s. He rarely missed a Red Sox or Patriots game on television. He was a long-time member of the Poland Spring Golf Club. Ralph and Terry enjoyed many years of retirement living in sunny Florida. He relished the fact that he got to spend time personally with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ralph is survived by his daughter, Susan Stone and husband Bob of Auburn, son Barry Morin and wife, Nancy, of Lewiston; four grandchildren Marni (Stone) and husband, Scott Spewock, Haley (Stone) and husband, Ryan Bernier, Peter Stone, Shane Morin; seven great grandchildren, Emma, Olivia, Piper, Barrett, Sam, Ryder and Max; one sister, Theresa Ouellette. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two infant daughters, Donna and Julie, four brothers, Patrick, Roy, Guy and Omer; three sisters, Esther, Viola and Mona.

The family would like to thank the staff at Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice and First Light for the wonderful love and care they showed Ralph in the final weeks of his journey. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Ralph’s guestbook at; www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

Donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to: Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240

Visitation will be held on Friday September 20, from 4 to 7 PM at the Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 21 at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston.

A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine 04240. 784-4584