Donald Joseph Bertrand Morin

AUBURN – Donald Joseph Bertrand “Don” Morin, 77, passed away in the comfort of his home in Auburn on Jan. 14, 2022 after a brave fight with cancer. In the days leading up to his passing, he was surrounded by loving family and friends.

Don was born on July 29, 1944, in Lewiston, the son of Donat and Semida (Plourde) Morin. He grew up in Lewiston with his parents, his two brothers Richard and Larry, and his two sisters Patricia and Monique. Following high school, Don joined the Air Force in 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl Thurston on July 2, 1966. Don was a dedicated employee of Nabisco for 30 years, starting out in the Lewiston branch and retiring from the Westbrook branch in 2010. After his retirement, he enjoyed many years traveling with his wife, Cheryl.

Don was an avid square dancer and spent many years bowling on leagues in Auburn. It was through these activities that he made many special friendships. Don was a social person who enjoyed gatherings with family and friends. He was known for his always present smile, laughter, and warm hugs. He had a way of making those around him feel loved and special.

He was predeceased by his parents Donat and Semida Morin; his brothers Richard Morin and Larry Morin, his sister Patricia St. Pierre; and his son Joseph Morin. Surviving are his wife of 55 years Cheryl (Thurston) Morin; daughter Lauri Traina, son-in-law Brooks Traina, and their children Philip and Shaun; granddaughter Logan Morin; sister Monique Laliberte. brother-in-law Norman St. Pierre. sister-in-law Anita Gosselin and husband Daniel and sister-in-law Mary Ann Morin. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the unending support of family and friends with an extra-special thank you to Bob and Doreen Tiner, Tracey Woodman, and Josie and Jim Quimby. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care of the staff at St. Mary’s oncology and Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice for the amazing care that made it possible for Don to pass in peace in his home.

Due to the Covid pandemic, the family will gather this summer for a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers,

contributions may

be made to:

Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice

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