Lois Morin of Jay, VT passed away on February 12, 2013 at the age of 81. She survived her husband, Roger, of 62 years, by 27 days.
Lois was born on March 29, 1931 in Stamford, CT, the daughter of John and Ruth Spielman. Lois grew up in Connecticut with her six brothers and two sisters. After high school Lois married Roger and started a family. They moved to Vermont in 1969 where they raised their six children. Lois took great pride in her family. It was hard for any visitor to enter her house without being taken through her collection of pictures. One by one she would take you down the line of all six kids’ graduation pictures, and if you had the time it didn’t stop there, she would also take you through the pictures of the grand kids and great grand kids. Lois loved little kids and adored her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even in her later years Lois’ face would light up at the sight of a baby and you often heard her say “Now, who is this little one?” followed by “Oh, isn’t he or she a cutie” and then a little giggle. There is no denying her love of children. Lois also loved playing cards of any kind and especially Bingo. She took great pride in her winnings no matter who the opponent may have been and was considered by many as an excessively lucky lady. During her 40+ years in Jay, Lois was involved with the Jay Volunteer Fire Department bingo and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Roger and Lois enjoyed their travels throughout the US and Europe, including their many trips with Community Circle.
Lois is survived by her six children: Jean Janci, of Nashville, TN, Donna Morin of Nashville, TN, Kim Starr of Tucson, AZ, Jo-Ann Chicoine of Suffolk, VA, Margaret Hartman and her husband Bill of Derby, VT and Roger (Chip) Morin, Jr. of Troy, VT. Lois had 15 grandchildren: Jennifer Royea, Aaron Janci, Meghan Janci, Carolyn Patenaude, Katie Holt, Amanda Trono, Chad Chicoine, Onalee Hopkins, Ashley Juliano, Lee-Ann Cotner, Mitchell Hartman, Tyler Starr, Nicholas Leithead, Hanna Morin, and Andrew Morin and 14 great grandchildren.
Lois is predeceased by her husband Roger and her brothers and sisters: Bill, John, Richard, Jean, Evelyn and David. Lois is survived by her brothers Robert and his wife Lois and Charles and his wife Sylvia and sister-in-laws Patricia and Mary Spielman. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Leo and his wife Kathe Morin, brother-in-law Albert Morin and his wife Kathleen, and sister-in-laws Blanche Sullivan, Carmen Scofield, Patricia Valley and Leni Morin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (Martha Richardson, Vermont Chapter – Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Ste 128, Williston, VT 05495), or the North Troy American Legion Post #28 (Attn: Richard Berthiaume, 254 Dominion Ave, North Troy, VT 05859), or the Jay Volunteer Fire Department (157 Revoir Flat Rd, Jay, VT 05859). Memo: Lois Morin
A combined graveside service will be held for both Roger and Lois on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 am at the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell, VT. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home websie at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home locally family owned and operated.
June 15, 2013, 11:00
St. Ignatius Cemetery
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