OBITUARY

Charles M. Moran, Jr.

November 19, 1932February 18, 2021

Charles M. Moran Jr, 88, of Tiverton, RI passed away at St. Anne’s Hospital on February 18th, 2021. Born in Fall River, MA on November 19th, 1932, he was the son of Charles M. Moran, Sr. and Helen (Henline) Moran who preceded him in death in 1984 and 2001 respectively. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Barbara Ann (Hill) Moran.

Mr. Moran was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School in 1950 and Brown University in 1954. He served in the ROTC at Brown and was drafted in the Army during the Korean Conflict. After his service, he worked at Honeywell before transitioning to print journalism. He was a stringer for the Providence Journal and Fall River Herald News, and eventually the editor and publisher of the Tiverton Bulletin in the mid 1960’s. He then worked in the office at the family business, National Roofing Company until it’s closing in 1984. It was also during that time he returned to school and earned a law degree from the New England School of Law.

Charles was passionate about local government and politics. He served on the Tiverton Planning Board for from 1963 until 1975 and again from 1978 until 1988. He also served on the Town’s Personnel Board in 1977 and 1978. Mr. Moran later went on to serve as chairman of Tiverton’s Democratic Town Committee from 1995 until 2011. He was an alternate on the Board of Canvassers from 2011 until 2014. He was part of Congressman David Cicilline’s Seniors Advisory Council during the Congressman’s first term. Charles believed strongly in citizens exercising their right to vote and offered rides to the polls for voters without transportation and often organized meal delivery to poll workers of both parties on Election Day in Tiverton throughout the years.

Mr. Moran was a communicant of St. Christopher’s Church for over 80 years. He was an usher and collector from the early 1950’s until 2012 usually at the last mass on Sundays. He served on its Parish Council from 1976 to 1978. Charles was an avid sports fan since childhood, especially of baseball.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his sons, Matthew S. Moran and Brian P. Moran, both of Tiverton as well as a brother, John H Moran and sister-in-law Sue-Ann (Constance) Moran also of Tiverton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral mass on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 am in St. Christopher’s Church, 1584 Main Rd., Tiverton. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Tiverton.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River.

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to a charity of your choice.

For tributes/directions, www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Elaine Miller

February 25, 2021

Dear Matt and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad. May he rest in peace and may God keep you and the family in his care.

Richard & Elaine Miller
Tiverton, RI

Jim Rogers

February 23, 2021

Good Morning Matt and the Board of Directors of the FRS Foundation,
It is with a personal feeling of sadness that I inform all of the death of Charles Moran, the father of Matthew Moran.
Matt has been a faithful member of our Board since its inception in 1995. He has also been my important assistant at the Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair during that time and for many years before. Matt has welcomed thousands of guests at his position on the front lines of the annual two day event, has assisted countless crafters who come to him for aid or directions and has been my advisor as well as the seller of tickets and Fall River Calendars. I truly appreciate his friendship.

I have known his father for decades either as a frequent customer in my store, at the Tiverton Yacht Club or at one of our local shopping areas. He was very articulate in his speech, fair and honest in his political discourses and never showed any animosity if you disagreed with one of his opinions. He was the true “old school” political observer who welcomed all as his friend. For many years, Dee and I always looked forward to meeting Charlie and engaging in a friendly conversation. He will be missed by all who really knew him.

As a sign of recognition for a life of service which your father performed for his community, and appreciation, Matt, of all you continue to do for the Foundation, the Fall River Scholarship Foundation will award a memorial scholarship in the name of your father to a recipient this year. The thousand dollar scholarship will assist a local student who is beginning his career journey through the pursuit of higher education. I am sure your dad would appreciate this.

My condolences,
Jim

Jim & Joan Smith

February 22, 2021

Our condolences to Barbara and family.

May Chuck Rest In Peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY