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.