Brendan N. Moriarty

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Brendan N. Moriarty, 64, of Manchester, the husband of Janice (Semensky) Moriarty, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital with his loving wife at his side.

Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Teresa B. (McConville) Moriarty. Brendan graduated from St. James Parochial School, East Catholic High School, Eastern Connecticut State University, and had attended UConn. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Active with numerous civic organizations, Brendan was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Manchester Elks 1893, member and Past Grand Knight and District Deputy of Knights of Columbus, member of the Irish American Home Society, member of the Manchester St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and member of the Washington Social Club. He was also a big sports fan with season's tickets to the New England Patriots, UConn football games, UConn women basketball at both the XL Center and Gampel and watched every Red Sox game, including exhibition and attending at least four games a year. Brendan loved to travel to the Caribbean and Mexico with Janice, making new friends along the way. Most of all he was one of the most loving and caring persons who did so much in too few years.

Besides his wife he is survived by a brother, Kevin, and his fiancée, Maite Quintero, of Machala, Ecuador; a niece, Jennifer and her husband, George Wirshing, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a nephew, Steve Caplette of Lake Mary, Fla.; a niece, Christine and her husband, Chris Darling, of England; a niece, Kelly, and her husband, Frank Bartlett, of Connecticut; a niece, Erin and her husband, Brandon Maciag; and a great-niece and great-nephew, and many cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 736 Middle Turnpike, Manchester, followed by burial in Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield.

Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center St., Manchester, on Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Committee Manchester Elks, c/o Kevin Corcoran, 30 Bissell St., Manchester, CT 06040.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 11 to Jan. 15, 2014
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