Richard Albert Morin
Richard Albert Morin

October 2, 1930 - September 15, 2017
Born in Rochester, NH
Resided in Annapolis, MD
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(AGE 87)
Of Annapolis, MD died on September, 15, 2017.
Capt. Morin was born in Rochester, NH, the son of the late Albert T. and Barbara E.Morin and was a graduate of Spaulding High school and George Washington University. Capt. Morin enlisted in the in November of 1948 and served on continuous active duty for over 38 years. While enlisted he qualified in Submarines, both diesel and nuclear. While serving aboard the U.S.S. SeaDragon (SSN-584), he was a crew member during the SeaDragon’s historic north west passage voyage from Portsmouth, NH to Pearl Harbor Hawaii.He He was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps on 5 November 1961. He also served on the U.S.S. USS Pickaway (APA-222), USS Raton (SSR-270) and the USS Fulton (AS-11) and on many shore duty stations including Cairo, Egypt and Rota Spain. He retired from the Navy on 30 June 1987.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy Unit Commendation Good Conduct Medical with two Gold Stars,The Navy Expeditionary Medal, The China Service Medal, the National Defense Medal with Gold Star, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a member of the USS Seadragon during its historic “NorthWest passage to the North Pole” and then Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
For over twenty years after his retirement from the U.S. Navy he was an active volunteer for the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. In 2016 he was named to the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame and was recognized with a Life Time Service award. He was also active in several homeowners associations and community organizations.
His loving and devoted wife of 47 years , Joan Shirley Morin, died in 2013. He is survived by his brother Roger F. Morin, his sons Glenn E. Morin, Gary E. Morin and Albert T. Morin II, and their respective spouses Dr. Robin Spitko, Mrs. Bobbie Morin, Mrs. Nancy Morin and his Grandchildren, Christopher Morin, Emily Morin, Adam Morin, Isaac Morin, Cody Morin and Chayla Morin.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, September 29 from 4-8 PM at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am, at St. Margaret’s Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis MD. Reception to follow at the church. Capt. Morin will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers donations to The American Cancer Society are requested.




Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Friday, September 29, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
1601 Pleasant Plains Road
Annapolis, MD USA 21409
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 AM