Patricia Baxendale “Pat” Morin
July 27, 1927 –
May 14, 2022
Hopkinton – Patricia Morin died at home with her family on May 14, 2022. “Pat, as she was affectionately known, was born in St. Louis on July 27, 1927 and was raised by her loving parents, Jean Powers Baxendale and Frank Baxendale. She is predeceased by her brothers, William and Frank and is survived by Frank’s wife, Margie Baxendale and their children. She attended Xavier Academy and St. Louis University before moving to Washington, D.C. where she met George R. Morin, Jr. of Springfield, Vermont. They were married on June 26, 1948. After living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, they settled in Hanover, New Hampshire, then to Keene, NH, where their children graduated and went to college.Husband, to whom she had been married for 54 years, predeceased her in December 2002.
Pat is survived by his eight children and their spouses, Pamela Morin (Navin Sharma), William Morin (Johanna Noonan, Dec.), Robert Morin (Deborah Coates), Debra Hickok (Jonathan Hickok), James Morin (Shari Clough), John Morin (Mimi Proko), Patrice Kellogg (Dan D’Aquila) and Thomas Morin (Adam Carroll). She was the proud grandmother and great-grandmother of 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, who called her their “Toto”.
Pat was an energetic and engaged member of the community, having served on the Keene School Board for several years. She spent countless hours attending plays, recitals, sporting and school events, making award-winning costumes, and celebrating every birthday and holiday with and for her family. She filled her days with cooking, baking, creating, transporting her children and welcoming others into her home. She was an exceptional bridge and card player, an excellent stenographer, a voracious reader and an avid knitter, known for making sweaters in a single day.
She was lively and fun, festive and inspiring, with a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She made friends wherever she went. She will be greatly missed.
She asked that you all celebrate her wonderful journey through acts of kindness, making others smile, and forgiving even when it’s hard.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 256 Eldridge Rd, Wells, ME. with interment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery, 1485 Post Rd, (Rte 1), Wells, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patricia Morin’s name to St. Mary’s Ecumenical Pantry, Holy Spirit Parish, 256 Eldridge Rd, Wells, ME.
To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Pat’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements entrusted to Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Rd. Wells, ME 04090.
Published on June 20, 2022