LACONIA - Joseph Ernest Adrien Morin, lovingly known by many as "Joe" and "Andy", entered into eternal life on Feb. 27, 2014. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925 to Ralph and Beatrice (Lapointe) Morin of Laconia. He and his family were lifelong members of Sacred Heart Parish where he attended elementary school and served as an altar boy. Midway into his senior year at Laconia High School, in 1943, Joseph enlisted in the Navy and served admirably as a Navy Seabee in the 134th and 135th Naval Construction Battalion in the Pacific on the islands of Tinian and Okinawa until April of 1946. His service to the country and his community continued long after active duty as a respected member of the American Legion Post #1, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Laconia and the Island X-4 Navy Seabees. He was also a 4th degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #428 and member of the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery.
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In 1967, Joseph completed his studies earning his high school diploma in September of that year. From 1950 to 1983, he was employed by Arthur and Richard Twombley of Northern Heating and Plumbing where he began his career in the sheet metal shop and worked his way up to residential and commercial oil burner installations and service. He was a member of Local #131 Plumbers & Steamfitters for 61 years. Joseph joins his parents, his brother, Sylvio Morin and sister-in-law Julie all of Laconia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patrecia M. Morin, granddaughter Patrecia and husband Steve Boutwell, great grandchildren Dylan and Ashley, nieces Claire Posner and husband Arthur of Sanborton, Donna Davison and husband George of Laconia, Brenda Morin and husband Robert of Effingham, nephews Philip Morin and wife Carole of Laconia, Roger Morin of Holderness, Robert Morin and wife Paula of Windham, and Charles H. Williams III of Laconia. His loving family also includes many grandnieces and nephews, Paul, Keegan and Taylor Morin, Julie Armstrong, Jay Davison, Melissa Gianino, Bethany Wieczorek, and Jessica Shupe. He is also survived by his Aunt Simone Lapointe, several cousins, and a number of great grand nieces and nephews.
Joseph was an early recipient of heart bypass surgery that enabled him to live a full and joyous life. He and Patrecia traveled the world, bringing back stories and treasures to share with all that love them. He enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, camping, reading and his computer and will be missed by the countless lives he touched with his warm sense of humor and generous heart.
services: Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant Street Laconia, NH 03246
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 4, 2014