Alfred "Al" G. Morin Jr. - Al has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1974 and has been working in the business since a young age. “Serving families in their time of need is not a job but a livelihood that you practice every day. Keeping up with the highest of both ethical and moral standards is the epitome of a successful funeral business. We strive every day to maintain these goals for the families and communities we serve”.
Al is involved with many local organizations including the Spencer Exchange Club (Past President), The Spencer Rescue Squad (Past Vice President), David Prouty High School Permanent Scholarship Fund (Past Chairman), The Mass. Funeral Directors Association (Past Board member), National Funeral Directors Association, Spencer Fish & Game Club and longtime Director of SpencerBank. His hobbies are golf, boating and watching the many sports endeavors of his grandchildren. Married to the former LouAnn M. Ledoux, they have two children, Jarrett and Melissa Morin-Bernard and three grandchildren, Bryce, Renee and Sydney.
Jarrett A. Morin, C.P.C. - Jarrett is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and the great grandson of J.Henri. He has been licensed since 1998, and has been an integral part of all aspects of the business. He is the fourth generation of the Morin Family to serve families with the highest level of personal service and professionalism that has been a hallmark of our continued service to families and the community.
Jarrett is a member of the Spencer Exchange Club, the Mass. and National Funeral Directors Associations, Corporator of SpencerBank, former longtime member of the Spencer Housing Authority (Past Chairman), the Spencer Fish & Game Club, W.P.R.C. in Boylston and G.O.A.L. A graduate of Holy Name High School in Worcester and Mt. Ida College in Newton he resides in Spencer. He is married to the former Jill Schonborg and have two daughters, Renee and Sydney.
Melissa M. Morin-Bernard - Melissa is a Reg. Funeral Home Assistant and has multiple responsibilities throughout the funeral homes. Her outward personality and compassion to the families we serve makes everyone feel comfortable during a most difficult time. She works diligently in the community raising funds for charitable organizations and families in need. She currently is President of the Prouty Boosters Club and was the D.P.H.S. Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for 15 years. She raises money annually for the Relay for Cancer Walk representing several family and friends who have suffered through the disease.
She is married to Jeffrey Bernard, the couple have a son, Bryce.
Kristen Russell-May - Kristen is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and our Pre-need Specialist. She brings to our firm many years of experience in directing/arranging of funerals and serving families in every capacity. Her goal is to assist grieving families in creating a meaningful experience accommodating any of their specialized requests.
Married to James May, the couple have two boys Luke and Joshua and reside in Charlton.
The J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home was founded by J. Henri Morin in 1900 after immigrating to Spencer from Canada in the late 1800's. He began the business along with his wife Ida who assisted him in the numerous endeavors that were necessary in providing funerals mostly in families homes. As the need to provide funerals in a place that was larger and more convenient for people to congregate, the family residence at 23 Maple Terrace was renovated into a funeral home in the 1930's.
His son, Alfred, who worked with his father in the 1930's operated the funeral home until retirement in 1973. "Fred" as he was known, was very active in Spencer and the area. He donated the first ambulance to the newly formed Spencer Rescue Squad back in 1959. He was a charter member of the Spencer Exchange Club, Spencer Fish & Game, D.P.H.S. Scholarship Fund and served as Vice President of the Spencer Savings Bank.
During this time several renovations were made in the old family three decker to accommodate the increase in use of the building.
In 1973, the family business was turned over to Alfred Jr. "Al" is involved with many local organizations including the Spencer Exchange Club (Past President) D.P.H.S. Scholarship Fund (Vice Chairman), Leicester Business Assoc., Greater Worcester Funeral Directors Assoc., Board of Directors of the Spencer Rescue Squad, The Massachusetts Funeral Directors Assoc., and Trustee of Spencer Savings Bank. Married to the former Lou Ann M. Ledoux they have two children, Jarrett A. and Melissa M. Morin-Bernard, and three grandchildren, Bryce, Renee and Sydney.
In 1988 the purchase of the Morrison Funeral Home in the adjoining Town of Leicester was added to the family business. Robert & his wife Anna Morrison purchased an old Victorian in the early 1950's and set into operation the first funeral home in town. After several renovations and additions , the building is now modern operation with handicapped entrance, restrooms and central air. Both facilities have off street parking for over 60 cars.
In 1998, Jarrett Morin C.P.C., a licensed Funeral Director and great grandson of J. Henri entered the funeral business and is now an integral part of its future. He is the fourth generation of funeral director to serve families with the highest level of personal service and professionalism that has been a hallmark of our service to area families.
The summer of 1999 saw the ground breaking of a new 5600 sq. ft. facility in Spencer in the same location of the original building, inaugurating a fresh start for the Morin family in the New Millennium!
Our company provides a variety of funeral options, each designed to provide comfort to every family. Now in our hundredth plus year, we will continue to strive to offer everyone, regardless of financial status, a truly meaningful funeral for their loved one.