1926 – 2017
North Grosvenordale – Edward “Taxi” Morin, 90, of Murolo Rd., died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Westview Healthcare. He was the loving husband of the late Georgette L. (Houle) Morin who died on March 23, 1989 and the late Margaret E. (DiCarli) Morin who died on August 6, 2015. Born in Thompson, he was the son of the late Arthur and Dorilla (Jodion) Morin, Sr. and attended the St. Joseph School.
Mr. Morin was a veteran of World War II serving with the United States Navy.
Prior to his retirement, Edward along with his wife Georgette ran the Morin’s Bottled Gas Company of North Grosvenordale.
Taxi was a member of the Community Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Company for over fifty-three years; a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus St. Bernard Council; the American Legion Post 67, and communicant of St. Joseph Church in N. Grosvenordale. He enjoyed woodworking, going to LB’s restaurant, and was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriot, and UCONN Girls Basketball team fan. Edward was an all-around family man and as a true Morin was born with a deck of playing cards in his hand.
Taxi is survived by his daughter Diane Dudek of N. Grosvenordale and a son Ronald Morin of Grosvenordale; five grandchildren Jennifer Dudek, Sarah Boss, Ronald Morin, Jr., Kyra Morin, and Randyn Morin; four great grandchildren Logan Boss, Christopher Boss, Adam Boss, and Joshua Boss: a sister in law Helen Morin of Durham; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son in law Walter Dudek; four brothers Arthur “Cabbage” Morin, Uldric “Jim” Morin, Hector Morin, and Raymond Morin, and four sisters Flora Peloquin, Rena Sponcey, Orise Giacobbi, and Dorothy LaRose.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Taxi’s family from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 20 Main St., N. Grosvenordale on Thursday, January 19, 2017 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Taxi’s memory may be made to the Community Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 874, N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.