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Rita F. Morin

August 25, 1925 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 93)

Rita F. Morin, 93, of Biddeford, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.  She was born August 25, 1925 in Biddeford, daughter of Ernest and Justine (Lessard) Laliberte and was educated at St. Andre’s School.


On July 26, 1947 she married Raynald Morin at St. Andre’s Church.


She was employed for many years at the Saco Tannery then worked at Nike Shoe, retiring in 1987.  In her retirement she worked at the University of New England cafeteria.


She had been active with her husband in the V.F.W. as a member of the Auxiliary.  She enjoyed cooking, especially making fudge and pork pies for her family and friends.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life.


Rita was preceded in death by Raynald, her husband of 59 years on April 1, 2007.


She is survived by:

          Daughter, Suzanne Cote and husband Rick of Dayton

          Granddaughters:     Kelly Cote of Biddeford

                                         Erica Zabriskie and husband Thomas of Pennsylvania

          2 great grandchildren, Connor and Maddelyn Zabriskie


The family wished to express a special thanks to the staff of Gosnell Memorial and also to Doris and Dan for all of their loving care over the years.


Visiting Hours will 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.   A funeral service will be   held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 29th in the East Chapel.    Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. To share condolences online, please visit  In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s memory may be made to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074.

Donations may be made to:

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough ME 04074
Tel: 1-207-289-3600

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