William J. Moran

  • Born: October 15, 1930
  • Died: February 18, 2013
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to William by adding your memories and photos.

William J. Moran, 82 of Rockland died on February 18, 2013 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Boston, son of the late Francis and Mary (MacDonald) Moran and was raised and educated in Roxbury. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

A Rockland resident since 1967 he had a 30 year career with the United States Postal Service serving at the Jamaica Plain and Weymouth branches. He had previously assisted his brother in law Joe at Cronin Brothers Trucking.

He was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing in several leagues at Timberlanes in Abington. He enjoyed golf and was a big fan of all of the Boston sports teams.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ann. C. (Cronin) Moran and his children Maria B. Lambert and her husband Tony of Marshfield, Matthew P. Moran and his wife Cary of Rockland and Theresa R. Bell and her fiancé George Feroli of Whitman. Bill was pre-deceased by nine siblings. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The Moran family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:00- 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Friday, February 22, 2013 at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.


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Matt, I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your dad. I'm sure you will find comfort in your family, your friends and all your wonderful memories. He will always be with you in your hearts. You and all of your family are in my prayers.

Posted by Loretta Lennon - West Roxbury, MA - friend   February 25, 2013

To the Moran Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Moran. I have known Matt for over twenty years and if he is a reflection of his father, then he was a wonderful person. I can only hope the family is staying strong through this difficult time.

God Bless

Posted by Ray & Christine Campanile - Rockland, MA - Friend   February 25, 2013

I am so sorry to see one of my old buddies Billy Moran passed away this weekend. What a lovely man he was. I was sad the day he left our Golf League on the South Shore where he had many friends. He also joined us in a couple of bowling leagues too. He will be remembered by his friends there.
Sincerely, Joseph D. Fritz

Posted by joseph d. fritz - braintree, MA - friend   February 25, 2013


I read with sadness of the loss of Bill. Please know you have our deepest condolences. A special person always leaves a footprint on your life. And nothing, not even death, can take those special memories away. May you find comfort and strength in the memories that have bloomed in your heart. May the warmth of family and friends never diminish. May the resurrection promise bring you peace. John 5:28; Matthew 5:5; Galatians 1:3. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by The Elaine Family - Neighbor   February 23, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. And yes, that picture sums up Bill ~ friendly, caring, always smiling. Love to you all Colleen

Posted by Colleen Lundgren - Burlington, MA - Neice   February 21, 2013

My heart is heavy today with the loss of my uncle BillI. I have many fond memories of our times together. He was a gentle giant loved by all who knew and loved him. My mother, his sister Mary, knew that we could always count on Bill to be there in good and in sad times. To Ann, his children and grandchildren, may you find comfort and peace in his loving memory.........God speed Bill

Posted by Mary Mullen - Braintree, MA - Niece   February 20, 2013

Although we have not seen much of bill in recent years, he is really going to be missed by everyone who knew him. The picture is a great one to remember him by .He will always be close by in our hearts......
George and Shirley Mullen Myrtle Beach South Carolina (Nephew)

Posted by George & Shirley - Myrtle Beach, SC - nephew   February 20, 2013

We have lost a true patriach of our family. Although I never saw Uncle Bill very often, he was a true icon and I looked up to him as a true hero! There is a big hole in my heart! All of our families here in Maine wishing you sincere sympathies.

Posted by Kelly Roth - Buxton, ME - Neice   February 20, 2013

What a wonderful picture of bill just how we will all remember him with that great smile. What a pleasure it has been to work with such a caring friendly person over the years. Bill made many friends here at Kindred and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to his wife Ann and all his family.

Posted by Kathy O'Neill & Kerry Smith - braintree, MA - Therapist exercise gym   February 20, 2013

My sincere condolences to all in your family for your loss. I only knew Bill from Maria's and Tony's wedding and immediately liked him and wish I had known him better. Bless all of you.

Chris Lambert

Posted by Chris Lambert - Wellington, FL - Brother-in-law   February 20, 2013

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