SOUTH PORTLAND — Christina M. Morin, 85, of South Portland, died Saturday, May 11 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough.
She was born Aug. 28, 1927, in London, England, a daughter of John and Delia Fisher. She was educated in English schools and graduated with the Class of 1945 from Hygate High School, in London.
She married Raymond B. Morin on Oct., 25, 1952, in Chiswick, London.
Morin survived the Blitz of World War II, before being evacuated to safety. As a young woman, she worked as a model in London and as a waitress in the fashionable dance clubs of Chelsea, where she once danced with Fred Astaire .
She traveled extensively with her husband, supporting his U.S. Navy career and living in London; Boston, Mass.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Newport, R.I.; and Great Lakes, Ill.
Morin was a woman of strong faith and had a beautiful voice; she sang for Bishop O’Leary at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and was also a member of a charismatic Catholic musical group. She enjoyed flower gardening, time with her family, and swimming at Kettle Cove.
She is predeceased by a daughter, Christina M. Morin, who died August 14, 1980; two sisters, Sheila Fisher and Kitty Hogg; and a brother, Joe Fisher.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years; a son, Stephen P. Morin of Nashua, N.H.; a daughter, Denise Patriquin of Scarborough; four grandchildren, John C. Patriquin Jr., Joseph R. Patriquin, Shawn S. Morin and Chantelle C. Morin; and five great-grandchildren, Noah, Riley, Jayden, Sara, and Tyler Patriquin.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday at Holy Cross Church in South Portland. Burial will take place at a future date at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta.