Susan Ann (Gauvin)
Morin, 63, wife of Clayton A. Morin of Essex passed away on Friday
July 7, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long battle
with cancer, which she fought with dignity and grace.
Susan was born July 10,
1953 in Athol, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Evelyn E.
(Hamilton) Gauvin. She graduated from Athol High School in 1971 and
went on to earn an associate degree in dental hygiene in 1980 from
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She married
Clayton on September 24, 1977 which was the beginning of a life
filled with happiness, family, and lots of laughter. Together with
Clayton, Susan raised two girls, who were the joy of her life. A
resident of Essex since 1982, Susan loved to kayak and walk on Crane
Beach in the early morning with her family and their dogs. Her dog
Hamilton will especially miss her.
Having conquered bone
cancer in her mid-thirties, Susan looked at life after that illness
as an incredible gift. She enjoyed many wonderful years with Clayton
and watched her children grow up and have families of their own. She
was so happy when her daughters found their partners. Although she
was diagnosed with cancer once again in 2009, she never let her
illness define who she was as a mother, wife, sister and friend.
Playing with and holding her granddaughters was the ultimate reward
she enjoyed towards the end of her well-lived life. Her family will
miss her tremendously, but know her spirit will live on in her
family and all who were lucky enough to call her a friend.
In addition to her
husband Clayton she is survived by her two daughters, Alyssa M.
Morin and her fiancé Davis Stratta of Essex and Christie A. Morin
Vazquez and her husband Fernando of Georgetown; three grandchildren,
Gabriela and Alina Vazquez both of Georgetown, and Ottavia Stratta
of Essex; a brother, Chris Gauvin and his wife Cathy of Athol; six
sisters, Sally Gauvin Cassidy and her husband Dan of CO, Kathy
Fontaine and her husband Chuck of Duxbury, Laurie Ann Thompson and
her husband John of Winchendon, Linda Eriksson and her husband Steve
of CO, Diane Ocampo and her husband Ramon of CA, and Lisa Gauvin
and her husband Mark Bannon of VT and many nieces and nephews
who will miss her very much. She was predeceased by a brother, Peter
Gauvin who was killed in Vietnam.
respect for Susan's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A
private celebration will be held at a later date after the shock of
her passing has eased and those closest to Susan can celebrate her
life in a way befitting her spirit. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions in her name may be made to the Ovarian Cancer
Research Fund Alliance
https://ocrfa.org/ or The Open Door food pantry of Gloucester