NEW AUBURN – Venise Morin, 94, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Bolster Heights Health Care Facility. She was born in Brunswick on Sept. 15, 1924, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Alexina Vachon.

On Nov. 24, 1959, she married Charles R. Morin (Joe), in Lewiston, and they were married 59 years. During that time, Venise worked most of her life in the shoe industry and upon retirement, worked at The Den at Bates College, which she enjoyed immensely being the social person that she was. She cherished the many years that she and her husband wintered in Florida. She was very active in the Portland based, Elvis Presley fan club, traveling to Graceland and Hawaii and participating in multiple fund raisers in memory of Elvis. She always enjoyed dining out as well as spending time with her many friends. She was most passionate about sharing in her grandchildren’s lives and hearing of their accomplishments. We will miss her infectious legendary laugh, never to be forgotten by people who knew her.

Venise is survived by a son, Charles R. Morin (Rusty) and wife, Lynda, of Florida and a daughter, Suzanne Renaud and husband, Normand. She leaves behind five grandchildren, Gabrielle Hungate and husband, Ryan, of Arizona, Ashley Nadeau and husband, Paul, of Utah, Emily Bouchard and husband, Eba, of Colorado, Renaud Nadeau, of Florida and Colby Morin, of Florida; and one brother, Donald Vachon and wife, Betty, of Florida. She also leaves behind many loving sisters-in law and brother-in-law, from the Morin family, whom she loved dearly.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Russell and Bertrand Vachon; as well as grandson, Parrish Renaud.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and nurses and doctor at Bolster Heights and Androscoggin Hospice for the compassionate care and devotion extended to Venise during her last days.  Bless them all.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Venise’s guestbook at

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 6 p.m. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the spring at The Veteran’s Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road, in Augusta. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210.  783-8545

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