EAST MILLINOCKET - Frederick A. Morin, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1923, in East Millinocket, the son of Andrew and Leona (Theriault) Morin.
Fred grew up in East Millinocket and like many young men in the area, went to work for Great Northern Paper Company, GNP, right out of high school. He remained working there for 48 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1987. Fred was known to always have a smile on his face and he loved to talk. During World War II
, he served overseas in the U.S. Air Force
and then returned to East Millinocket where he raised his family. While working at GNP was his primary vocation, Fred also worked for many years in the appliance store at O.S. Gonya & Sons, East Millinocket, which was a popular hangout for all of his friends and family. He will be remembered as a considerate and thoughtful person who was always looking out for his family members, making sure they had what they needed. He loved spending time with his family especially his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a very special dog. Fred also loved going to his camp on Cedar Lake, which he helped build with his father, Andrew, and his brother, Francis, with whom he was very close, having shared a double wedding and remaining close to him and Francis' wife, Ruth, throughout his life. He was a member of Pheeney Groves Post No. 13, American Legion, East Millinocket, Francis Elliott Post No. 4154, Veterans of Foreign Wars
, Millinocket, and was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket.
Fred is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia (McPhee) Morin of East Millinocket; two children, Gary Morin and wife, Pam, of Somerville, S.C., and Karen Giberson and husband, Charles, of East Millinocket; four grandchildren, Kevin Giberson and wife, Tracy, Erik Giberson and wife, Nakima, Amy Deveau and husband, Chris and Kelly Cignoli and husband, Dave; seven great-grandchildren, Asher, Ty, Kole, Melissa, Annalise, Chenay and Kolby; and one more on the way; great-great-granddaughter, Mia; four brothers, Louis Morin and wife, Lorraine, Donald Morin and wife, Betty, Clarence Morin and wife, Beverly and Roger Morin and wife, Mary; three sisters, Priscilla Collinsworth, Esther Willette and husband, Frank and Kathleen Albert and husband, Ronald, all of East Millinocket; special son-in-law, Charles Giberson, who spent countless hours with Fred; special brother-in-law, James Dentremont; special nephew, Joseph Morin; special sister-in-law, Ruth Morin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by three brothers, Joseph "Rudolph" Morin, George Morin and Francis Morin; and two brothers-in-law, Clifford Collinsworth and Hugh Morris. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lincoln Lakes Dialysis Unit, to Dr. Bach and the Palliative Care Unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bill, Debbie and Kevin who took good care of Fred, faithfully taking him to his dialysis appointments.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, April 29, at St. Peter's Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket. Interment, with military honors, will be at East Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Fred may be sent to St. Peter's Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket, ME 04430. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com