February 07, 2014
Sister Mary June Morin, DW died peacefully on Friday morning February 7, 2014 at Maryview Medical Center in the Heart Center Surrounded by her Sisters, friends and caring Staff.
Sister Mary June was born on March 24, 1933 in Madawaska, Maine to Charles and Melvina Clavette Morin. She graduated from Madawaska High School in 1951. On February 2, 1953 Mary June made her Profession of Vows as a Sister, a woman Religious in the International Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom.
Her life journey was centered on the mystery of God’s loving Presence in her life and Ministries. It was out of this God Presence that she exercised her Mission especially in her 51 years of Service to the Children of Saint Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, serving as the Director of Activities.
Sister Mary June started her Ministry at Saint Charles Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 1953-1960. In February 1960, Mary June arrived in Norfolk and exclaimed, “Lord, have mercy, what is this!” She then entered the decrepit building on Chapel Street in downtown Norfolk. That was five decades, two buildings, thousands of children ago.
Mary June ministered at Saint Mary’s Home for 51 years, the last of the Daughters of Wisdom to serve there. She retired February 2011 and continued to volunteer several times a week. “This is not a institution, “she said, “We really try to make it a Home.”
She is survived by her brother, Ronaldo Morin, sister, Patricia Soucy and husband Gilbert, sister-in-law Doreen Morin all of Madawaska, Maine and many nieces and nephews.
She is survived as well by her Sisters in Community in the Daughters of Wisdom in the USA Province and beyond.
A Christian Wake Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14th at Foster Funeral Home, 1926 High Street, Portsmouth, VA. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15th, at Saint Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, 6171 Kempsville Circle, Norfolk, VA 23502. Burial will be handled by Lajoie Funeral Home 114 10th Avenue, Madawaska, Maine 04756. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Home.