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Barbara (McKinstry) Gorin

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Barbara (McKinstry) Gorin Obituary
Barbara (McKinstry) Gorin, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. She was born and raised in Tracy, CT, where she was known as Babs, and was involved with many sports including diving, basketball, and softball. Her family summered at Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT where she met and fell in love with Harrison Gorin. They were married in Meriden on July 6, 1944, and following Harrison's return from military service in the Pacific, built a home and business together in East Hampton. In addition to being a devoted wife and loving mother to her two children, Barbara was an avid baseball fan, first following the Brooklyn Dodgers, and later the Boston Red Sox. She was also a fan of UConn women's basketball, and loved spending time at the beach. After her husband's passing in 1981, Barbara shared her home with her beloved sister, best friend and constant companion Mabel. Together they spent winters in Florida and many summers in Cape Cod. In addition to her husband, and sister Mabel, Barbara was predeceased by her brothers, George and Elwyn, and sister, Fern Vass. She is survived by her son, Dr. Thomas Gorin and his wife Ginnie of Storrs, CT and daughter, Jacquelyn Gorin and her husband Jason Martin of Glastonbury, CT. She also leaves three grandchildren of whom she was very proud, Daniel Gorin and his wife Henny, Dr. Amy Gorin and her husband Stephan Stacey, and Tim Gorin and his girlfriend Leif Rawson-Ahern, five great-grandchildren, Nate and Jade Gorin, and Owen, Griffin and Phoebe Stacey, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staffs of One MacDonough Place and Mansfield Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation for their kind and compassionate care for Barbara over the past several years. Friends may call on Tuesday, October 15th from 6PM until 8PM at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton. Burial will be Wednesday, October 16th at 10AM in the family plot in St. Patrick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The , 500 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 8, Glastonbury, CT 06033. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.

Published in The Middletown Press on Oct. 11, 2013
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