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Leo O’Neil Morin

January 4, 2012
Westfield Republican
Leo O’Neil Morin, 64, died Wednesday evening (Dec. 21, 2011) at his home in Ripley, N.Y., after a short illness.

He was born June 6, 1947 in Caribou, Maine, the son of the late Edna Carris and Bernard Morin.

Leo had worked for a major company in the transportation industry in Erie, Pa.

A very highly decorated American soldier, he served two tours in Vietnam and received the following medals for his service to our country: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with “V” for Valor, two Silver Stars, two Purple Hearts, Marksmanship Ribbon and Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.

Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Sonya Morin; three daughters, Kerry Strang of Ripley, N.Y., Kasey Rothwell of Westfield, N.Y., and Tammy Balch of Conn.; three sons, Kris Morin of North East, Pa., and Michael Morin and David Morin, both of Conn.; his step parents, Edgar and Ruth Carris of Ripley, N.Y.; eight sisters, Bernadette Carter of Ripley, N.Y., Dianne (Chet) Orlowski of Ill., Cora Urquilla of Calif., Wendy (Jose) Segovia of Ripley, N.Y., Brenda (Donald) Pamula of Ripley, N.Y., Cindy (Richard) Kolstee of Ashville, N.Y., Brenda Parker of Westfield, N.Y., and Patty Mitchell of Fort Myers, Fla.; three brothers, Edgar Carris Jr. of North East, Pa., Tim (Linda) Carris of Ripley, N.Y. and Victor Parker of Jamestown, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Whiteneck and Debra Buesink.

Funeral service were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church, East Main Street, Westfield, N.Y., with the Rev. Vincent Sanzo, pastor, officiating. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral service and called at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main Street, Ripley, N.Y., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations would be appreciated to the National American Legion or the Disabled American Veterans of Chautauqua County in memory of the late Leo O’Neil Morin.

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