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Leo J. Morin

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Leo J. Morin 1929 - 2009 BENNINGTON Leo J. Morin, 79, formerly of San Bernardino, Calif., and Dalton, Mass., passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 26, 2009, at the Vermont Veterans Home. Leo was born in Lyndonville on July 6, 1929, the son of Dona and Lillieth Hamel Morin and attended schools in Lyndonville and Pittsfield, Mass. Leo was a Korean War veteran serving in the Army 82nd Airborne Division. Leo worked for the Teamsters Union and retired working for E.L.Yeager Construction Company in Riverside, Calif. Leo was a 49-year member of the American Legion in San Bernardino and served as commander from 1966-1967. Leo was very active in Little League Baseball in Newmark San Bernardino, where he served as President and also managed his team. He enjoyed bowling and baseball and was an avid Boston Red Sox baseball and New England Patriot football fan and Los Angeles Angels baseball fan while living in California. Leo enjoyed his home and cherished time spent with his family. He was a gentleman's gentleman known for his undeniable grin. Leo leaves his wife, the former Beverly Reid of Dalton, whom he married in Fort Bragg, N.C., on Nov. 8, 1951; his sons, Michael Morin of Loma Linda, Calif., and Mark Morin of San Bernardino; his brothers, Lucien Bernard of Kodiak, Alaska, Richard Bernard of San Bernardino, William Bernard of Lake George, N.Y., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and David Bernard of Glens Falls, N.Y.; his sister, Jacqueline Williams of Fort Smith, Ark.; his grandchildren, Marla Fairfield, Heather Morin, Cory Morin, Kristina Gaeta, Amanda Morin,and Kyle Morin; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters, Irene Colbert of Lenox, Mass., who died Jan. 4, 2009, and Sylvia Bernard of Roseville, Calif., who died April, 2006. FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of the life of Leo J. Morin will be Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. The Rev. Michael DeMasi will conduct the service. Interment will be private. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, gifts in Leo's memory may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund c/o HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. For directions or to send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 28, 2009
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