VERGENNES — David Francis Morin, 77, of Vergennes, died late Saturday, Dec. 15, at Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
He was born March 25, 1935, at Mt. Vernon Ward in Newport, the son of Blanche (Lamoureux) and Joseph Morin.
He enlisted in the Marines in March of 1952 and served actively in the Korean War for over a year. He was enlisted for 3 years before switching to the reserves for 5 years.
He was married in 1958 to Winona “Nonie” Little, whom he met while they both worked at Simmonds Precision in Vergennes. The couple moved to Ohio where they spent the early years of their marriage. He worked as a diesel mechanic. They moved back home to Vermont in 1973 where he had a job waiting for him at Coca-Cola. After leaving Coca-Cola after 10 years, he then went on to be a heavy-duty mechanic until he retired. He was a 6-year survivor of lung cancer.
He leaves behind a daughter, Renee McClellan, and two grandsons, all of Vergennes; and a brother, Johnny, of Burlington.
He was predeceased by his wife Nonie by only 2 months; his father, Joseph; his mother, Blanche; and several brothers and sisters.
A lovely funeral service was held at Valley Bible Church in East Middlebury on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. with Eric Carter officiating.
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