John S. Moran
WOONSOCKET - John S. Moran (Ionel Mara), 92, of Highland St., died Monday, March 28, 2011 at the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of Marguerite (Aubin) Moran for fifty-five years.
He is also survived by his daughters, Elena Moran and Stephanie Roberts and her husband Michael of Woonsocket, two grandchildren, Jonathan Roberts and his wife Melissa of Greenville and Hillary Roberts and her fiance Tung Ha of Plaistow, NH, two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Samuel Roberts and his brother-in-law, Albert Aubin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Spiro and Elena (Gaci) Mora, he grew up in Blackstone, MA, moving to Woonsocket after his marriage. John worked at the former Quincy Dye Works until his retirement in 1981. An avid musician, he was a member of the Amvets Band and Gene King Orchestra for many years. He was also an avid reader and a lifelong Yankees fan. John was also a veteran of World War II.
He is also survived by two sisters, Theresa Toda of Worcester, MA and Dominica Babu of Peekskill, NY and a brother, Harry Moran of Swansea Ma. He was pre-deceased by his brother Steven Moran.
His funeral service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church, Elbow St., with burial following in St. John Romanian Orthodox Cemetery, Woonsocket. Calling hours are Thursday from 5 PM - 7 PM in the Holt Funeral Home, 510 So. Main St., Woonsocket. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rhode Island Philharmonic/Music for Our Schools, 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02906.
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