Joseph (Joe) Morin
1944 - 2024
Joseph (Joe) Morin
Visitation Information
Monday April 8th, 2024
Visitation Time
6 - 8 pm
Visitation Location
The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday April 9, 2024
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
St Stephen's Roman Catholic Church
Burial Information
Burial Date
April 9, 2024
Burial Location
Milltown Catholic Cemetery Barter Settlement, NB
Requested Charity
St Stephen Food Bank
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With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Joseph (Joe) Morin on Friday February 9, 2024 at the Charlotte County Hospital in St Stephen, NB

Joe was born as the fourth child to his French-Canadian parents the late Aime and Emma (Gagnon) Morin.

His parents Aime and Emma arrived in St Stephen to work in the Milltown textile mill from Quebec and northern New Brunswick, respectively.  Joe grew up on Pleasant Street with three older sisters, Georgette, Lorraine and Carmen.  As a youth he loved sports, often playing baseball until dark at the local Milltown baseball diamond.  In 1962, he was part of the final graduation class of Milltown High School.

Joe attended St Thomas University, graduating in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and he decided to pursue a career in education, embarking on his teaching career (History) initially in St Andrews at Sir James Dunn Academy and then transferring to St Stephen Secondary in 1968.  Joe married Polly Files of Bangor, Maine in 1969.  In 1980, Joe transferred to the new St Stephen High School to join the English Department.  His good friend Ken Stevens was the Department Chair for English at St Stephen High School.  Joe retired from teaching in 1998 after a career spanning three decades.

In retirement, Joe and his wife Polly developed an interest in antiques and collectables.  They could often be seen attending various yard sales and estate auctions in Charlotte County, NB and Washington County, Maine.  He was an avid sports fan, particularly the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and the university of Notre Dame Football.  Joe especially relished the first Patriots’ Super Bowl victory in 2002 and the Red Sox World Series Championship in 2004.  He was also a keen observer of American politics and did extensive research into his own genealogy, tracing his ancestry back to New France (Quebec) in the 17th century.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Polly of 54 years, his son, Dr Jason Morin (Theresa and daughters, Emma Abby and Ella), daughter, Sherry Morin, three nieces, cousins and extended family members. 

In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his sisters, Georgette, Lorraine and Carmen.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on April 9th, 2024 at 11 am at St Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Milltown Blvd, St Stephen, NB.  Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday April 8th from 6 to 8 pm.

Interment at Milltown Catholic Cemetery, Barter Settlement, NB.

Donations in memory can be made to the St Stephen Food Bank, St Stephen, NB   Condolences can be made online at