Diane Morin

A mother of three children and two step-children, she currently works at Big Y

"I’d just say to shoot for the stars. Again, whatever it is, whatever your passion is, go for it. And again, if you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life."


Diane Louise Morin was born in 1952 in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in the Greendale area. A mother of three children and two step-children, she currently works at Big Y with Worcester and lives just over the Worcester-Holden line. In this interview, Diane talks about her memories of her childhood on Ararat Street and Indian Hill and describes the changes that have occurred with the housing and Interstate construction in these areas. She speaks in detail about her work history, beginning with her first job typing envelopes for her friend’s father’s printing company, and explains how an offer of full-time work at Paul Revere encouraged her to move straight into the workforce after high school. Diane expresses regret over the need to contribute to the household finances through paid employment when she would have liked to have stayed home to raise her children, but explains how she was able to juggle these multiple roles through part-time work and night shifts. Diane describes her memories of being told she was not allowed to take ‘boy classes’ like woodworking in junior high, and speaks more generally about the changing place of women in today’s society and the career world. She also touches upon her memories of dating and music as a teenager, as well as the roles of religion, health problems, and community service in her life over the years.

Interview Date: 
April 26, 2006
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