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Richard R. Morin

May 24, 1932 ~ August 5, 2018 (age 86)

Richard R. “Dick” Morin, 86, of Springfield, MA, a former longtime resident of Chicopee, entered into eternal rest early Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018 in the comfort of his home, with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband and best friend of 60 years to Nancy J. (Guay) Morin. Richard was born on May 24, 1932, in Holyoke, a son of the late Eva (St. Germain) Morin Bach and Leo Morin and had resided in Springfield for the past 15 years. Richard proudly served our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1954 and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Avery Dennison after 20 years of service formerly known as National Blank Book in Holyoke. In addition to his wife Nancy, he leaves three loving daughters, Laura Allen and her husband Peter of Chicopee, Jane Theberge and her husband Robert of Somers, CT, and Sandra Morin-Zanetti residing in Chandler, AZ; his son, James Morin of Chicopee; 10 grandchildren, Stephen M. Morin and his wife Jessica, Matthew R. and Rachel N. Theberge, Adrian and Vincent Zanetti, Michelle R. and Justin W. Morin, Zachary E. and Elizabeth E. Allen, and Tyler J. Morin; two great-grandchildren, Chiara and Savannah Morin; his sister, Shirley Pronovost of Chicopee; two half-sisters, Renee Morin Ziegelbaurer of WI, and Michelle Morin-Boles of CA; a half-brother, Philip Morin of WI; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Richard was predeceased by his son, Richard E. Morin of Baton Rouge, LA; and his siblings, Roger and Robert Morin and Carol Murray. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday evening, August 8th from 5-7 PM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, followed by a funeral home service beginning at 7:00 PM. Burial with Military Honors will take place on Friday, August 10th at 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries, 1390 Main Street, Agawam, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s memory may be directed to the Holyoke Soldiers Home, 110 Cherry Street, Holyoke, MA 01040.

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