November 1, 1951 - March 6, 2020
Retired Firefighter John R. “PJ” Morin, 68, of Methuen, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against lung cancer on March 6, 2020 at the High Pointe House in Haverhill with his wife and children by his side. Born in Lawrence, MA on November 1, 1951 to the late Arthur F. and Phyllis (Gately) Morin, he was raised and educated in Methuen, graduating from Tenney High School with the Class Of 1970. As a man who answered the call to service, PJ served with honor and distinction for the Methuen Fire Department for 32 years. He was a proud member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, earned the distinction of being awarded Fire Fighter of The Year in 1995 through the Methuen Exchange Club, worked tirelessly as union president for Methuen Fire Fighters Local 1691, and was a member of the Relief's In Association. PJ was the patriarch of his family and enjoyed many of life’s simple pleasures; travelling, watching his Boston sports teams, grilling by the pool, and catching up with friends. He loved spending time with his family, his two grandsons Anthony and Jonathan who always brought a smile to his face, and was known to spoil his dogs Gus and Gilda and his grand dogs Taco and Slider. PJ enjoyed golf, bowling and in his youth he loved playing baseball. He coached Babe Ruth baseball and was later joined on the fire department by several of his former players. PJ is survived by his loving wife, Debra J. (Lucier) Morin with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. He was the beloved father to his two children; his son, Jeffrey J. Morin & his wife Nicole, and his daughter, Jennifer M. Tarquinio and her husband Stephen, all of Methuen. PJ was the proud grandfather to Anthony and Jonathan Tarquinio. He is also survived by his three siblings; his sister, Michele Johnstone of Atkinson, NH, his brother, Joseph Morin of New Hampton, NH, and his sister Maryann Bedard of Pelham, NH, his six sisters-in-law Donna Aube of Catoosa, OK, Diana Lucier of Stratham, NH, Drena Lucier of Panama City, FL, Darla Lucier of Haverhill, MA, Dedra Daigle of Methuen, MA, Dacia Lucier of Haverhill, MA, his mother-in-law, Corinne Lucier of Methuen, MA. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Visitation for PJ will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2-6 PM at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 16, 2020 11 AM at Our Lady of Good Council Saint Theresa’s Parish, 22 Plymouth Street, Methuen, MA. Burial at Elmwood cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to PFFM Foundation New England Cancer Fund Network. Checks can be sent in Memory of PJ Morin to 2 Center Plaza, Suite 4M, Boston, MA 02108. This organization provides cancer screenings for New England Firefighters. Or a charity of your own choosing. To leave an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Morin family.
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