J. Wilfrid Morin


FARMINGTON – J. Wilfrid Morin, 88, of Farmington, passed away peacefully late Saturday evening, July 28, at his home in Farmington.

He was born July 10, 1919, in Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada, a son of Arthur and Eva (LaFrance) Morin. He graduated from Norway High School and later from the Farmington Normal School. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono, where he received his master’s degree in education.

A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II with Company A of the 771st Tank Battalion after he enlisted in February of 1942. With that battalion he fought at the Battle of the Bulge for which he was very proud.

On June 25, 1949, he married Denise Tardif at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay.

He worked in education his entire life. He began as the principal of the Livermore Falls Grammar School, and later the Farmington elementary school system. Later in life he served as the director of teacher certification for the state of Maine.

He was very involved at St. Joseph’s Church in Farmington where he served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a fourth degree knight with the Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Farmington American Legion Post, Wilson Lake Country Club, and played with the Old Crow Band for 45 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, skiing, square dancing, photography, watching the Red Sox and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Denise of Farmington; a son, Edmond Morin and his wife, Susanne, of Portland, and their children, Reid, David, Kevin and Brian Morin; a daughter, Virginia Woodman and her husband, Bruce, of Windham, and their children, Teresa and Jeffrey Weeks, and Valerie Simpson and her husband, Jack, Samuel Woodman and his wife, Heather, of Bath, and Maria Woodman, also of Bath; a son, David Morin and his wife, Elizabeth, of Milford, Mass., and their children, Ann-Marie and Eric Morin.

He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.