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Obituary for Michael Moriarty

January 31, 2021
Abington, Massachusetts


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,

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

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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