Roger R. Morin of New Milford, CT, passed away at his home early Friday morning, September 2, 2016. He recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Born on August 26, 1926 in Springvale, ME, he was the son of the late Joseph S. and Aurore Morin. He served with the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952 and was stationed in Morocco, serving as a French interpreter. On October 15, 1960, he married his wife Claire in Canada. In 1971, he moved to Peekskill, NY with his family from Haverhill, MA. Roger worked as a U.S. Regional Manager for Canadian Pacific Rail for thirty-seven years before retiring in 1989 and moving to New Milford, CT.
He was an avid reader who enjoyed classic and historical literature, films, poetry, and the Boston Red Sox. He was a gifted artist in oil painting and wood working, and loved planting and tending flowers in his garden and for his neighbors and Sullivan Farm community. He completed his crossword puzzle in the paper every morning over a cup of coffee. He was a long-time member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford.
Roger was a compassionate and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by his wife Claire, his daughter Michele of Brookfield, CT, his son Andrew and wife Ingrid of Rockaway, NJ, his sister Rita Sanville of Haverhill, MA, and also his three grandchildren Christina, Renée, and William, whom he loved dearly.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate a Christian Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford. There will be a private family viewing.
Contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements by Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT.
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