Jeannine Morin • June 21, 2020
Jeannine Morin passed away on June 21, 2020 at the age of 89 in Pensacola, Florida.
Jeannine was born on March 29, 1931 in Paris France. She was the daughter of Roger and Marie (Hadot) Orriere. Her only sibling a younger brother Michael pre-deceased her.
Jeannine left France after the Second World War. She met her late husband SMG Normand R. Morin in Honolulu, Hawaii. They were married there on April 3, 1952 and remained together for sixty two years until Normand’s death in September of 2014. Jeannine is survived by her five children and their spouses; Donald (Lisa Peyton) Morin, Michele (Martin) Faulkner, Suzanne (Eric) Kirk, Denise (Glenn ) Long, Jacqueline (Kent) Stoltz , nine grandchildren and eleven and a half great grandchildren.
Although Jeannine loved her native country, she came to love America more. She would tell her children stories of hardships she endured growing up, especially during the occupation. She would remind them of how lucky they were to live in this rich and exciting country. Jeannine taught herself to read, write and speak English with the help of Perry Mason novels. She was an avid reader and kept herself abreast of current affairs. She enjoyed talking about world news and politics with her family.
Jeannine was a natural gardener with a green thumb. She could grow a crop of vegetables or a windowsill of African Violets to rival all others. She was also a gifted seamstress and made clothes for her children up to and including their school years. In addition, Halloween outfits were handmade each year and many of these took first prize at whichever army base the family happened to be stationed. Some of these costumes included; a French chef in a white coat and chef hat, a gypsy girl with a flowing skirt and tambourine adorned with colorful ribbons An Indian squaw and her papoose, Morticia of the Adams family, Ma and Pa Kettle and many more.
Jeannine loved to dance and while in Hawaii with her husband taught Arthur Murray Dance lessons. She and Normand dazzled guests at their children’s and grandchildren’s weddings with their flawless dance moves. She had great taste in music. The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, The Supremes and The Beatles just to name a few filled the air in her homes throughout her many moves as the wife of an army soldier and the mother of five army brats.
Jeannine was a wonderful cook. Everything she made was delicious. She had the ability to turn a pound of hamburger into a feast for seven. Her secret main ingredient was always love. Jeannine had a soft spot for animals, all animals. There was a time neighborhood dogs came to her door just to get a biscuit and a scratch behind the ear. She owned many cats throughout her lifetime. Each one more spoiled than the one before.
Jeannine had a flare for decorating. She loved pretty things and adorned her homes with beauty. She also loved to dress up. Her shoes had to match her purse and jewelry and makeup a must before leaving the house.
Jeannine was a great wife, doting mother and a sweet grand and great grandmother. She will be missed for many things, but for us her family, we will miss her unconditional and unwavering love. She will remain in our hearts forever.
Jeannine will be buried alongside her husband Normand R. Morin at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. Jeannine asks that no one spend money on flowers for her funeral. She would rather you donate money to the Humane Society or better yet adopt a pet.
The family will receive friends for visitation at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 9:30am until 10:30am. Graveside Services will take place at Barrancas National Cemetery at 11:00am. Procession to Barrancas will leave Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 10:30am.
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