John "Jack" M. Moran Jr.
December 19, 1925 - October 04, 2021
Obituary For John "Jack" M. Moran Jr.
John (Jack) Moran, 95, a WWll veteran of Waltham and formerly of Arlington and Cambridge died on October 4. He was married to Agnes (Sullivan) Moran for 71 years. Jack was born in Cambridge and is predeceased by his sisters Margaret and Catherine and his brother George, as well as his son John.
He is survived by his wife Agnes and his six daughters. He was a devoted father to Patricia Moran- Queenan and her husband David, Karen Grant and her husband Michael of Norwell, Kathy Carney and her husband Jimmy of Waltham, Judy Barrett and her husband Richard of East Falmouth, Mary Mahony and her husband Andy of Norwell, and Christine West and her husband Steve of Clinton, CT. Loving grandfather to 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Jack served his country during WWll in the Navy as a gunner in the armed guard. His travels aboard the ships the Caesar Rodney and Benjamin Williams took him to Europe, Asia, and Africa.
He was a long term employee of the City of Cambridge in the water department for 48 years. He was also a longtime employee of the CanTab Lounge in Central Square.
He will be remembered as a dependable, hard working employee with a sharp wit and many friends. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Wednesday Oct. 6th at 11:00am in the St. Eulalia Church 50 Ridge St., Winchester. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Jack's name may be made to Mt. Auburn Hospital at mountauburnhospital.org/giving.
My name is Jack Morrow. I got to know John & his close friend Louis Galliani as we became good friends for15 years alway's meeting up at the Fresh Pond Reservoir and then stopping for a quick coffee break & a couple of scratch ticket's! and then off to work he would go! He alway's tried to give good advice to me regardless of whatever the situation was "hey kid" as he used to tell me regardless of my 40 - 50 something age! "His wife Agnes was a patient just recently of my wife Rosa at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility in Cambridge. One of their daughter's even came into the deli in wayland where i work part time to send his regards! He would occasionaly stop at my house to drop off a few tee shirts from family events for his grand children. As he alway's would say "lesson of the day "kid" we made it! everyday above ground is a good day! RIP my good friend! Jack Morrow 339 Trapelo Road Belmont Ma
I am a former neighbor of Jack and Agnes's in Arlington, and they were always so delightful to live across from. Sending much love to Agnes and her whole family. Andrew, Jeremy, Audrey and Remy Maggiore-Hayes
To Jack my great friend for the last 50 years. I learned so many things from you about how to care for your family, what a strong work ethic is , having a good sense of humor, always being there to help your friends, what loyalty really means and what real friendship is all about. You told me one great lesson about always remembering that as you go along in life you will meet the same people going down the ladder you met going up , the importance of always remembering where you came from. This is a great lesson I always tried to practice. You were always there for Jane and me and we will think of you always . I hope you enjoy a great lobster dinner in your new resting place. You were and always will be the best. Rich Rossi
My condolences to the entire Moran family. Mr. Moran was unforgettable. May he be at peace.
Papa you will be greatly missed! Your humor, storytelling and one liners were one of a kind! I still don't know how you met Nana... maybe while she was scrubbing the deck while you were in the navy ...I will always remember your generosity and hard work ethic. Love you and hope your having fun in heaven with Uncle John and the rest of your family and friends. Love Danielle
My Papa was a kind strong man, he was always working on something and seemed to know how everything worked, his insight, advise and presence will be missed
We were Jacks neighbors for the better part of the last 20 years. Jack was the epitome of what is means to be a good neighbor. He looked after our family as if we were his own, always greeting us with a smile and snappy reply, " I'm still standing or every day above ground is a good day" he'd say. He loved engaging with our kids, slipping them money when they scored a goal in soccer or played well at a recital, Jacks energy amazed us as he worked with pride on the home he had worked so hard for as a young man. The coldest or hottest days of the seasons would not keep him from his housework or off the ladder that ( even into his 90s) gave him access to the highest corners of his house We miss being Jack's neighbor every day, but will never forget the neighborly example he set of the caring, kind, hard working and thoughtful gentleman next door who was always there is you needed help, a good story or laugh and a smile when you stepped out the door. Our greatest condolences and prayers to the Moran family at the loss of an amazing man Paul, Moira, Avril and Rory Lynch 29 Cypress rd Arlington, Ma.
God has finally opened the gates to heaven for my pal. My years at the water yard with Jack were some of the best . Stopping by his house was always one of the highlights of my day. I learned so much from Jack over the years and will miss calling him to pick his brain which I did right up till this year. My condolences to Agnes and all of his daughters who he always spoke about as the proud Dad. Rest in peace my friend. I will miss you always.
RIP Mr. Moran - A great storyteller. Eileen Fleming
Mary, Andy, Julia and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you take time this week, and throughout the year, to celebrate your dad's/grandpa's life and life lessons. Sending hugs from Wisconsin. Karin Mahony & Adam Balin
My father, Jim McMahon, worked with John at the Cambridge Water Dept. and always spoke highly of him. They had a lot in common. Len McMahon
Sincere condolences Kathy, to you and your family. May you all share many happy memories of your Dad these next few days. Theresa Tallent
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