Published DatePALMDALE, California – Vernon Joseph John Morin, 89, of Palmdale, CA, formerly of Laconia and Northport, FL, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in his youngest son's home after a period of declining health.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Joseph J. and Leda (Croteau) Morin. Vernon served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He worked as Vice President of J.J. Morin Inc. under his father for a number of years. After his father's passing, he and his brothers operated the business until his retirement around 1986. Vernon loved fishing and hunting. He enjoyed and took immense pride in his yard . Vernon was a sailing enthusiast, owning several sailboats throughout his life. In later years, he enjoyed deep sea fishing with his son and touring California.
He is survived by three sons; Joseph Morin and his wife Kelly of Palmdale, CA, James Bradley Morin and his wife Elizabeth of Sanbornton and John Morin and his wife Cheryl of Laconia, one daughter, Donna Welch of Sanbornton, two brothers; Donald Morin and his wife Joan of Laconia and Florida and Ronald Morin and his wife Cathy of Florida, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by three wives; Lucia (Wakeman) Morin in 1997, Ruth (Annis) Morin in 2001 and Cindy Morin in 2010 and one grandson, Jake Morin on March 17, 2013.
Calling hours will be held from 3 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery in Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.