Joseph M. Moran, 87
Worcester - Joseph M. Moran, 87, of Worcester, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 19th after a brief illness.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Barbara Seale-Moran, his seven children, Ann Swenson and her husband Phillip, Joseph Moran, Jr., all of Worcester, Teresa Moran of West Boylston, Michael Moran and his partner Keely Doyle of Dudley, Mary Williams and her husband Edward of Worcester, Patrick Moran and his wife Kristy of Cherry Valley and Maureen Remington and her partner Carlo Genatossio of Oxford. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Danielle, Kevin, Kaitlyn, Meghan, Lauren, Brendan, Evan, Nolan and Maeve Marie, as well as a great grandson, Jace,
He also leaves his sister, Sister Teresa Moran, SSJ, and his brother, James Moran. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his son, Kevin Joseph Moran in 1960, as well as his two sisters, Sister Anna Patrice, SSJ, Sister Joseph Anne, SSJ and his two brothers, John and Francis Moran.
Joseph was born in Worcester, son of the late Michael and Sarah (McMahon) Moran.
He graduated from St. Stephen's High School, received his B.A. in History and English from the College of the Holy Cross and his M.Ed. from Worcester State University.
He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until 1955, working in Army Security and earning the rank of Sergeant.
Joseph worked for the Oxford Public Schools for over fifty years as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, assistant principal and principal. The consummate educator, Joseph ended his career in 2014 working for the Worcester Public Schools as a substitute teacher and tutor at Burncoat Elementary and Gates Lane Schools.
As his family could attest, "Big Joe's" wicked Irish sense of humor made a lasting impression on all who knew him.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Beacon Hospice, most notably Joseph's daughter-in-law, Kristy, whose compassionate care for our father will never be forgotten.
The funeral will be held on Friday, December 23rd from the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster Street, Worcester, with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant Street, Worcester. Burial will follow at Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
Visiting hours are Thursday, December 22nd from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 577 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2016.