Joan P. Morin

of Lunenburg, active at Fitchburg church; 80

LUNENBURG -- Joan P. (Kokoska) Morin, 80, of Lunenburg, MA, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in UMass Memorial Healthcare University Campus Worcester, after a courageous fight with Pancreatic Cancer. Her daughter was at her side.

She was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on March 24,1932, the daughter of William S. and Della P. (Pelletier) Kokoska. She had attended school in Pepperell and was a graduate of Pepperell High School. In 1950,
Joan along with her late husband, Raymond, together founded Ray Morin Inc., a construction and excavating company..

Joan was also very active at her church, St. Francis of Assisi. She served on many committee's and was head of the Finance committee for many years. She spent many winters with her husband at their home in Ft. Pierce, Florida, and was chairman of the New England Club food committee.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl L. and her husband, Dwight Anderson Jr., of Ashburnham. MA; her sister, Nancy Morin of Fitchburg, MA; her daughter-in-law, Linda A. Morin of Lunenburg, MA; her grand-children, Stephen M. Anderson of Ashburnham, MA, and Raymond D. Morin of Lunenburg, MA; her great-grandchildren, Jordan T., Alexander, and Austin J. Anderson; and many nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Raymond G. Morin in 2004, her son, Raymond G. Morin Jr., in 2003, and her brothers, William and Kenneth Kokoska.

MORIN -- The funeral will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Sheridan St., Fitchburg, MA. Interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday afternoon from 3 until 5 p.m. Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Sheridan St., Fitchburg, MA 01420 in her memory. The Lavery Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer St., Fitchburg, MA is directing. Our web site is WWW.LCAFH.COM

Funeral Home

Lavery, Chartrand & Alario Funeral Home
99 Summer St. Fitchburg, MA 01420
(987) 342-4712

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 30, 2012