Obituaries – 03-12-2014

Marcia B. Bouton

Marcia B. Bouton, 95, of Holmes Beach, died March 1.

There will be no service. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd St Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

Mrs. Bouton is survived by a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Beverly J. Ekstrom

Beverly J. Ekstrom, 92, of Holmes Beach, died March 1.

She is survived by her loving family and many friends. Florida Direct Cremation and Burial Society was in charge of arrangements.


Evelyn T. Garant

Evelyn T. Garant, 84, died Aug. 22. She was born in Windsor, Ontario, and her greatest passion was her family. She lived in Bradenton Beach for more than 20 years.

She and her late husband Raymond were avid dancers and enjoyed spending time with family and friends in Florida and Michigan, always near the water’s edge.

She was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 2188 in Bradenton Beach and the American Legion, and was a parishoner at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach.

Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Mrs. Garant is survived by her daughters, Lynn and husband Ron, Laurie and husband Doug, Luanne, and Lana and husband Chris; and grandchildren Julie, Raymond, Samantha, Brittany, Andrew and Bradley.


Edward A. Morin

Edward A. Morin, 80, of Northampton, Mass., and Bradenton, a winter resident of Anna Maria Island since 2000, died Feb. 26. He was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Northampton, Mass., to the late Arthur J. and Agnes (Lamica) Morin.

Mr. Morin attended the former Annunciation School in Florence, Mass., graduating from Northampton High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army 1951-53. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of sergeant and earning the Combat Infantry Badge.

Mr. Morin began a 40-year career in banking at the former Northampton National Bank, attending schools of finance and trust at the School of Banking at Williams College, and the University of Chicago. He became chief financial officer at the Florence Savings Bank in 1978, was appointed president in 1986 and retired in 1995.

Mr. Morin was a life member of the Elks, a member of the VFW, American Legion, Korean War Veterans’ Association and the 7th Infantry Division Association. He served for many years on the finance committee of the former Sacred Heart Church in Northampton, where he also was a lector and sang in the choir. He served as treasurer of the Northampton Forbes Library for more than 20 years and was a member of the Northampton Retirement Board for 21 years.

In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He also enjoyed golf, singing in his church choir and reading.

He especially enjoyed a “Korea Revisit Program” trip and also joined veterans and spouses on a trip to Washington, D.C., visiting war memorials.

Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles Church, 2850 75th St W, Bradenton. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton, is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Condolences may be made online at

Mr. Morin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose-Marie (Kirouac); sons Peter of Bristol, Conn., David and wife Susan of Ipswich, Mass., and Scott of Northampton, Mass.; daughter Cam and husband Mike Kelly of Cary, N.C.; grandchildren Sean, Ryan Dana, Marc and Andrea; brothers Bernard A. and wife Barbara of Charlottesville, Va., and Pierre and wife Sue Shea of Savannah, Ga.; sister Joy Tudryn of Hadley.

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