Waltham – Mrs. Marie Wilma (Burns) Morin, of Waltham, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at Care One of Lexington. She was 92 years old.
Wilma was born in Waltham on the 21st of August, 1930, a daughter of the late Dennis Burns and Nellie (Doucette) Burns Martocchio. She was a lifelong resident of Waltham and a graduate of Saint Mary’s High School.
Wilma met the love of her life, George F. Morin at Les Debonnaires Club, and after a few years of dating the pair married in St. Joseph's Church on November 10, 1951. They settled in Waltham where they would raise their four children.
Wilma started her career at Raytheon Corporation, leaving for a time to raise her family. While the kids were young she worked nights for Bay State Computer. Once the kids were grown, she returned to Raytheon where she worked until her retirement in 1992. In retirement, she volunteered and participated in the prayer group at the Espousal Retreat Center.
Retirement also allowed her to follow her passion for traveling and seeing the world, especially memorable trips to France and Italy. However some of her happiest moments traveling were the family vacations to Onset Beach in Cape Cod. In her younger years she was always up for a night out at The Wal-Lex candlepin bowling and in her later years she enjoyed sitting down to a relaxing afternoon of puzzle building and going out for bingo night. Even in her later years she never missed her daily walks downtown, but, above all, she loved the company of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Wilma is survived by her children, Michael F. Morin (Cathleen) of Allentown, NH, James J. Morin (Karin) of Chandler, AZ, Faith M. Morin of Waltham and Paula Y. Morin of Waltham; her grandchildren, Candace Morin, Kevin Morin, Kaitlyn Morin, Stephanie Morin, Jennifer Somsen (Blake), Jonathan Morin, Justina Morin and Ashley Gunter; her great-grandchildren, Hailey Proia, Ryan Gagliano and Raegan Gagliano; her brother Peter Martocchio of Nova Scotia, and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.
She was also the sister of the late George Burns, Thelma Pignone, and Patricia Studley.
Family and friends will honor and remember Wilma's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, January 10th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.