Theresa (Trish) Ann Morin, 79, a longtime resident of South Burlington, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
One of seven children, Trish was born to Pearl and Smith Manning on August 5, 1937 in Middlebury, VT. After graduating from the Burlington school system, she spent time working across several industries before finding her niche as an optician assistant.
Trish was predeceased by her "favorite" son, Michael Loyer, parents, and siblings Phyllis Laramee, Philip Manning, and Richard Manning.
She is survived by her loving children, Steven (Mary) Loyer of South Burlington, Darlene Loyer of Burlington, Thomas (Lori) Loyer of Shelburne, Shawn (Tammy) Morin of St. Albans, Jay Morin (Sandra Graves) of Colchester, and Jack (Laurie) Morin of Jacksonville, FL, as well as her adored niece Cathy (Steve) Renaudette of Colchester, and daughter-in-law Sandy (Mike) Bradshaw of Burlington.
Trish is also survived by her beloved grandchildren Kasey Loyer, Karly Loyer, Ashlee Loyer, Alisha Loyer, Emmaleigh Loyer, Jake Loyer, Michael Loyer, Keegan Morin, Colby Morin, Connor Morin, Jason Morin, Billy Morin, June Gulla, Michael Morin, Chris Morin, and Randy Morin as well as numerous great grandchildren, her fluffy cat, Uma, and siblings Kenneth Manning, Franklin Manning, and Christine Jimmo.
She instilled her deeply held values of grit, selflessness, and boundless kindness in all her children. To friends, family, and strangers, she could always be counted on to offer her thoughtful opinions and sage advice. Known for her quick wit and incisive one-liners, Trish shared her unique humor and infectious laugh with any who had the pleasure to enjoy her company. Never was her laugh more present than when she cracked a joke at her own expense. In all her endeavors, from weekends perusing casinos, completing crosswords, playing bingo, traveling, camping and attending garage sales to spending her time with her family, she subscribed to the philosophies of "the more the merrier" and "if a task needs to be done it should at least be fun" and lived by these words with authenticity and vigor.
Trish was known by all as an extremely loving and generous woman. She opened her heart and home to many while living at 208 White Street, embracing her role as a beloved mother figure to all her children's friends. Beyond her own household, Trish further took great pleasure in volunteering and enlisted her children and grandchildren in all her outreach efforts.
Above all else, Trish cherished time with her loved ones. In her final years, retirement brought her the freedom to spend quality time with her family as well as her dear friends Linda Langlois, Ellie Barnes, and Gloria Lareau. Her memory will be held close by all those whose lives she so lovingly enriched and her lasting impact will be timelessly felt.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 132 Main Street, Winooski, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. John Vianney in South Burlington, VT. A gathering to share memories and refreshments will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Trish's honor to her favorite charities, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, or the Classic Mike Loyer Foundation, www.theclassicmikeloyer.org.
Condolences may be shared at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.