Robert T. Moran Sr., age 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 2, 1948, he was the son of the late Charles and Caroline (Rankin) Moran. He was raised in Roslindale, where he graduated from Roslindale High School with the Class of 1965. Following his graduation, Robert took a position with the United States Postal Service, in their Chestnut Hill Office.
Robert married his beloved wife, Mary E. Finn, on May 14, 1966, in Saint Mary's Church in Dedham. The young couple initially made their home in Brookline and then bought their first house in Roslindale. Their home in Roslindale is where they raised four children, hosted many Shakey Jakes, and invited friends and family to Robert’s beloved cement pond. As his family grew, Robert took a position with the Brookline Fire Department, serving the community as a firefighter beginning in 1973. Robert pursued higher education through support of the town of Brookline, starting at Boston State College. After 18 years Robert proudly earned his bachelor’s degree in 1985 from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, becoming the first in his family to receive a college degree and achieving his goal of completing his degree before his children. Robert began climbing the promotional ladder with the Fire Department, earning the rank of Lieutenant in 1982. With his new position, Robert moved his family to the small suburban town of Walpole, Massachusetts in 1991, and earned another promotion in 1999, taking the rank of Captain. He went on to be named Deputy Chief of Training in 2000 and retired in 2008 as the Chief of Operations with the Brookline Fire Department.
In 2003, Robert and Mary purchased a winter home in Naples, Florida, escaping the cold New England winters and the snow that came with them. While in Naples, Robert loved spending time with his friends on the golf course, keeping the game light and social. Back at home in Massachusetts. Robert enjoyed completing Sudoku puzzles and the Boston Globe's crosswords. As a city boy at heart, Robert was a true Boston sports fan, and was delighted to see the Red Sox win the World Championship. Most of all, Robert loved being surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren, who were the light of his life.
Devoted son of the late Charles and Caroline (Rankin) Moran.
Loving husband of Mary E. (Finn) Moran.
Loving father of Mary Christine Piana of Litchfield, New Hampshire, Janice E. Johnson of Franklin, Robert T. Moran Jr. of Tyngsboro, and Kelly A. Moran of Walpole.
Cherished grandfather of Caroline Marshall and her husband, Tyler, Christopher Johnson, Camille Piana, Paul Piana, Kevin Johnson, Robert Moran III, Brian Piana, John Moran, and Finn Moran; and great grandfather of Liam and Renzo Marshall.
Brother of the late Paul, John, Charles, and Kevin Moran.
Also survived by his beloved extended family of brother and sister-in-laws as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Robert's Life Celebration on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2 to 5 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.
All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM, prior to Robert's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Saint Mary's Church, 176 Washington Street, East Walpole at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow in Mount Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.