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Roberta M. Morin

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Mrs. Roberta M. Morin, 76, widow of Leonard W. Morin, and a resident of Dunbar Road, Cambridge, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Centers For Living and Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Born in Bennington, Vt., Feb. 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Evelyn (Jones) Watson. She received her education in the Bennington schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Morin were married at the First United Methodist in Bennington on July 10, 1948. Mr. Morin died April 6, 2003.

In earlier years, Mrs. Morin was employed by the Manes family in Bennington as a baby sitter. She later was employed at EZ Mill, and BenMont Paper Company. At the time of her retirement, she had been employed by the state of New York for 33 years as a staffing supervisor at Letchworth Village, a school for the mentally disabled.

Her hobbies and interests included painting, baking and traveling extensively with the Holiday Ramblers. Her home and family, especially her grandchildren, were her primary interest.

Survivors include four children, Leonard Morin of Cambridge, Michelle Manglass of Tomkins Cove, Jeffrey Morin of Pine Bush and Christie Garland of Hagerstown, Md.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six sisters and three brothers, Nina Morrison of Alabama, Shirley Brown and Beverly Shultz, both of Bennington, Robert Watson of Woodbridge, Va., Lawrence Watson of Monroe, Patricia Stuber of Merrils Inlet, S.C., Priscilla Stuber of Stony Point and Phillip Watson and Sandra Watson, both of North Bennington, Vt.; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Mrs. Morin was predeceased by a sister, Ora Watson.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norma Drosky, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bennington, officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

If friends desire, charitable contributions in memory of Mrs. Morin may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2005
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