Michael Moriarty

  • Died: January 31, 2021
  • Location: Abington, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael Francis Moriarty July 25, 1956 - January 31, 2021

Michael F. Moriarty, 64, passed on Sunday morning, surrounded by immediate family after courageously battling cancer for almost 3 years.
Michael was born in Boston to the late Robert Moriarty and Marie (Mercadante) Moriarty. He was raised in Stoughton Massachusetts where he excelled at sports including karate, baseball, basketball and football. He also loved all things electronic.

Michael is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 41 years, Paula (Sharkey) Moriarty, his daughter Erica (Moriarty) Heal and her husband Joshua, his son Brian Moriarty and his wife Lindsey, 4 grandchildren – Aubrey (12), Katelyn (8), Liam (3) and Ana (1) all of Abington Massachusetts. He is also survived by his brother Stephen Moriarty and his wife Karen and his brother Kevin Moriarty and his partner Patti, his brother-in-Law Charles Sharkey and his wife Laurel, his best friends Anthony Cali and Roberta Lipsitz. Michael has many cousins, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends that will miss him dearly.
Michael graduated from Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School with a major in Electronics. He then earned an Associate's degree majoring in Communications Electronics from Grahm Junior College and later received his Bachelor's degree in Business from Northeastern University.
He retired from a long-time career of 37 years starting as an Electronics Technician at Hewlett Packard and then working his way up to the Director of Quality and Regulatory for Philips Corporation in Andover.

He was an active member of his church, The United Church of Christ in Abington, where he served on the Stewardship Committee and Board of Trustees as well as the Investment Committee.

In his earlier years, Michael was a member of Toast Masters. He spent years coaching his son's Little League, Soccer and Basketball teams. Michael was very interested in finance, and he earned his Stock Broker's license. He was always available to help friends and family understand the complicated world of finance whether it was doing their taxes, creating a budget, planning for retirement or understanding their investments.
Michael greatly enjoyed traveling for both work and leisure. His favorite spots have been Germany, Korea, Caribbean, and Florida where he has been known to open and close the Disney parks. He especially loved cruising to tropical islands with his wife Paula and would never miss an opportunity to head out for a good meal with family or friends.

His biggest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren. He looked forward to the running and laughter of the little ones each weekend. He was able to spend many years on "bus duty" or the "dance class chauffer" for his tiny ballerinas. His grandchildren will best remember him for his love of ice cream, great dance moves, and being the "toy doctor"!

Michael supported several charities over the years and most recently established the Moriarty Scholarship at the UCC in Abington. Because he was a life-long learner, Michael created this fund to assist young members of his church in perusing higher education.
Michael was full of life, laughter and entertainment. He was truly the heart of his family and will be deeply missed.

All services will be private due to COVID-19 but live-streamed for viewers. Services can be viewed here, https://youtu.be/TuoaCR6t8Fk

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the United Church of Christ in Abington for the Moriarty Scholarship Fund:
United Church of Christ in Abington
PO Box 2025
Abington MA 02351

Condolence & Memory Journal


I was fortunate to be able to know and love wonderful Mike for 43 years.

Posted by Barbara Sharkey - Brockton, MA - Family   February 11, 2021


I was fortunate to be able to know and love wonderful Mike for 43 years.

Posted by Barbara Sharkey - Brockton, MA - Family   February 11, 2021


" Mike was a very special man."

Posted by Joan Ivester - Sandwich, MA - Family   February 11, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss Paula. Michael will be greatly missed by all. God Bless rest in peace.

Posted by Suaan Schlieff - Simpsonville, SC - Friend   February 09, 2021

We are very sorry about your loss. Mike was a great man and will be missed very much.

Posted by Jo-Ann and Frank Pietrasik - Abington, MA - Family   February 07, 2021

I was sad to learn of Mike's passing. Mike and I worked together at HP for at least 20 years. Some of my best memories of working with Mike involved travelling to hospitals to install Patient Monitoring systems. Mike was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable companion on these trips. He had a great sense of humor.

I send my condolences to Mike's family and prayers to Mike. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Tom Miller - Marlborough, MA - Coworker   February 07, 2021

Mike was a most caring friend, loving father and grandfather and handled his battle with complete understanding and acceptance. Rest In Peace Mike. The world is a little dimmer without you.

Posted by Neal and Tracey Ivester - Merrimack, NH - Family   February 07, 2021

Mike was a great mentor, colleague and work teammate.He would assist anyone and everyone, and always with such a great sense of humor! God Bless Mike and his Family...

Posted by Michael Haffey - HUDSON, MA - Coworker   February 04, 2021

To the Moriarty Family, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I worked closely with Mike at HP and Philips many times over the years. I have many fond memories of Mike. He was a great man and was always there to lend a helping hand in so many ways. Mike will be missed by the many friends he made during his lifetime. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Mike!

Posted by Paul Williams - Leominster, MA - friend   February 04, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Mike at HP and Philips. Mike was down to earth, smart, and easy to work with. We had a breakfast club and everyone enjoyed Mike's company and great sense of humor.

Posted by Allen McGlew - MA - Friend   February 04, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss Moriarty family. Mike was a great friend who kept in touch even after I left Philips over 6 years ago. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord and may perpetual light shine on him. May the peace of God comfort Mike's family and loved ones.

Posted by Carolyn Oguda - Nashua, NH - Coworker   February 04, 2021

I am So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike.. my condolences to Paula and the family may Mike rest in peace

Posted by Janice Goche-Deiuliis - Brockton, MA - Friend   February 04, 2021

Sorry for your loss, Mike was a great guy and a fun guy to work with over the years... from our days in Waltham through our days at Philips he was always available and willing to help.

My prayers go out to his family, may GOD bring you peace and solace during this time... he will be missed but not forgotten.

Posted by Michael Yow - East Hampstead, NH - Coworker   February 03, 2021

I am very saddened reading Mike has passed away. I worked with Mike several times during my career within the Quality Group. He was one of the engineers who was helpful, courteous, a great listener, and professional. He would always be the one I would go to for expert advise.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Mike.

Posted by John J Scavo - ME - Coworker   February 03, 2021

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with Mike at Philips (HP+) for many years, he was such a great person to know and to work with. I'm very sorry for your loss - my condolences to the whole family.

Posted by Karl Bischoff - Chelmsford, MA - Friend   February 03, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Charlene Sawyer and Family.

Posted by Charlene Sawyer - Abington, MA - Neighbor   February 03, 2021

Mike was always such a sincere, dedicated person to work with. I worked with him a number of times over my tenure. He was a wonderful person to have on teams.
It sounds like he had that same determination during his long bout with cancer.My most sincere condolences to the family. He will be remembered for all the good he brought to life.

Posted by Tom James - The Villages, FL - Coworker   February 03, 2021

Mike was a dear friend. We will always be reminded of his generosity, humor, grace and kindness. We grieve deeply at his loss and are praying that Paula, their family, and those closest to him are comforted through their faith in Christ Jesus.

Ed & Tracy Gontarz

Posted by Ed Gontarz - Farmington, NH - Family Friend   February 02, 2021

I worked for Mike for several years at Philips where we shared many laughs together. He was a helpful and understanding manager and a tremendous human being. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to Paula and his entire family. He has now received the ultimate hug!

Posted by Don Canney - Litchfield, NH - Friend   February 02, 2021

I am so very sad to hear about Mike. He was such a wonderful person and I will miss him dearly. He was my first boss at Philips from 2007-2011 and he was the kindest soul. Not to mention one of the smartest! My deepest condolences to his family. I know you guys meant the absolute world to him! His eyes would light up every time he spoke of you. My heart goes out to you all.

Posted by Lia Haley - Merrimac, MA - Coworker   February 02, 2021

Mike was a great mentor, strong leader and caring boss. More than all that he was a great human being who had time to talk, listen and give advice to anyone who came along. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Please know Mike touched many lives at HP/Agilent/Philips

Posted by Tom Fallon - North Andover, MA - Coworker   February 02, 2021

Sending so much love, hugs and prayers to you and your family, our dear cousin Paula. Praying that you feel God's arms around you and that He is right beside you every step of the way.❤

Posted by Gary and Ann Stacey - Wareham, MA - Family   February 02, 2021


So sorry for the loss of Michael. We all grew up together and our families would picnic and travel down the Cape together. Since we were all the same age we all had a blast together. May he join his folks for a good card game

Posted by Nancy DiBenedetto - Cape Coral, FL - Family   February 02, 2021


Michael, you will be sorely missed! I have so many great memories with you throughout our childhood. We were cousins of the same age and shared many family gatherings growing up. As adults, we reconnected and you became one of my best friends. My most cherished memories are when we would meet for lunch every month and spent hours talking about anything and everything. I know my life is so much better for knowing you and having you in my life. I can't say enough how much it meant to me.

Posted by Dina Pyne - Attleboro, MA - Family   February 02, 2021

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