Roger J. Morin

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Houlton - Roger J. Morin, 74, passed away in the loving care of his wife, Monday July 8, 2019, at his residence. He was born December 23, 1944, in Auburn, the son of Norman and Lena (Morrisette) Morin.
Roger grew up in the Lewiston and Auburn area. He left school and started working as a truck driver, a side blaster at a shoe factory, construction, and a kitchen manager at Dunkin Donuts in Wells. Along the way he earned his GED so he could attend college. He took several courses and later taught many art classes, becoming a celebrated local artist. Roger was also a Chess Master and a two time State Of Maine Champion. He enjoyed passing on his knowledge of chess and mentored and coached many young players while coaching the chess team for Houlton High School. He was a Mason and a member of the Monument Lodge #96 A.F.&A.M. as well as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Houlton.
He is survived by his wife Lois Jean (Maskell) Morin of Houlton; a sister Hermance "Joan" Pettengill of Lewiston; a sister-in-law Beverly Benford of Farmington, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Angela O'Clair, and three brothers: Joseph Morin, Richard Morin, Bert Morin.
A celebration of Roger's life will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Houlton, 61 Military Street. A reception will immediately follow the service at the church fellowship hall. Gifts in Roger's memory may be made payable to the Unitarian Universalist Church Of Houlton in c/o Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park Street, Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: www.dunnfuneral.com
Published on July 11, 2019
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Jul 11, 2019