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OBITUARY

Patrick Joseph Moriarty Jr

May 13, 1931September 2, 2020
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Patrick (Pat) J. Moriarty 89, died peacefully on September 2, at St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove Indiana where Pat had resided from 2004. Born May 13, 1931, Pat grew up in Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland before immigrating to the United States in 1949. Pat became a citizen of the United States and served as a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes and served in the US Marine Corps. For 29 years Pat served as an Indianapolis fire fighter and worked at Jenn-Air Corporation. Pat retired from the Indianapolis fire department and served as an Indiana State deputy fire marshal for over eleven years. Once in America, Pat met the love of his life Margaret L. (Potvin) Moriarty of Conneaut, Ohio. Margaret was a nurse working in Conneaut who cared for Pat before they were married on April 14, 1952. They eventually settled in Indianapolis, IN, where they reared nine children on the city's Eastside (St. Therese of the Little Flower Parish). Children include: Denis J. (Antje) Moriarty of Los Angeles, CA, Michael B. Moriarty, John F. (Lori) Moriarty, Brian L. Moriarty, Therese B. (Dave) Brandon, Thomas D. Moriarty, and Very Rev, Joseph B. Moriarty. Pat was the proud loving grandfather of ten grandchildren: Tim (Brienne), Andrew, Ryan, Elizabeth (Libby), Kristian, Katie, Hannah and Conor Moriarty, Eamonn Brandon and Caitlin (Jared) Byczko. Pat was the proud great-grandfather of Ismay Mary Byczko and Abel Joseph James Moriarty. Pat is survived by a brother, Denis Moriarty (Indianapolis) and two brothers and two sisters in Ireland and England. Pat will be remembered for his signature cigar, and as a larger-than-life jovial Irishman who was proud of his Irish heritage, his Catholic Faith and his family legacy. As a loving father , devoted husband, and a diligent worker Pat sought to love God in all things. He is preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Bridie Moriarty (Sheehan), his loving wife of 59 years Margaret L. Moriarty, son Patrick T. Moriarty, daughters Eileen Moriarty and Mary B. Moriarty/Adams. Visitation will take place Little Flower Catholic Church beginning at 4pm September 11, 2020 and concluding with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church at 10:30 am Saturday September 12, 2020. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery immediately following the funeral Mass. Memorial contributions in Pat's name may be made to Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary at bishopsimonbrute.org. Both at the visitation and at the funeral Mass the family is requesting mask wearing and social distancing.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Rosary

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Barry O’ Brien

September 19, 2020

The news of Pat Moriarty’s passing has left me with a deep sense of sadness and my condolences are expressed to the family. Pat, with Mary B., and his entire family welcomed my singing partner Seamus and I, from Ireland, into their home in the 1970s/80s and treated us as family members. We played for concerts, initially at Little Flower and at a host of other venues with all of the arrangements made by Pat and Mary B. Returning back to Indianapolis, on a number of occasions in subsequent years and the kindness and caring had never waned and was given in a spirit of great friendship and endless hospitality. Pat was a kind and compassionate man, full of fun, with his un-smoked cigar firmly clasped between tooth and lower lip. He was so proud too of his former Fire Station and his work colleagues. No doubt the passing of Dearest Mary B came as a deep shock to him and accelerated his demise. He has joined his family members and my friend Seamus with the Lord. Have no doubt he will delight the Heavens with a rendering of his favourite song “The Bright Silvery Light of the Moon”. There is an expression in Gaelic “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis” meaning “May his Noble Soul Rest at the Right Hand of the Lord”. Bless you Pat

Thomas Kelly

September 13, 2020

Requiesce in pace, Patrick,
from Kellys, Galway, Ireland.

John Short

September 9, 2020

Therese and family. Sharing my family’s love and prayers with you and sacred days with our “Dads” at Saint Paul Hermitage. From David and Catherine Short with their children John Peg Kathleen Dan and Patty.

Karen & Erv Michalski

September 7, 2020

Dear Fr. Joe,

We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember when he came to church and how I enjoyed his speaking. We've thought of him often and I'm sure he is happy being with his beloved wife.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
Karen & Erv

DIANA CLEMENTSSCOTT

September 6, 2020

Pat going miss I went to school with one he son Denis and work with wife at the hospital for many years.Pat was great huband and great father too.Prays with the family .

Mary Beaupre

September 5, 2020

Many years ago my husband and I attended a dance at Little Flower around St. Patrick's Day. Most of the music that night were Irish songs. I happened to mention to Mr. Moriarty that my elderly mother, who lived with us, would love that music. About 9 o'clock the next morning our doorbell rang. There stood that fine Irishman with a tape he had made for my Mom of the music from the night before. We have never forgotten that kind gesture.
May he rest in peace in the loving arms of God!

Sherry Tapp

September 5, 2020

I have many fond memories of Patrick ,he was a great man who loves his wife and children very much .when I think of him I can see him smiling with a cigar in his mouth. There were always pin wheel cookies in his room, one of my favorites too. I was blessed to help and get to know him.go in peace and be with the love of your life Margaret I am sure that he will always watch over his family. Thank you for allowing me be apart of his life.

Jenny Walsh-Arthur

September 4, 2020

Many years ago I babysat for this family. This was back when there were only 3 children. The 4th child came along about the time I left home for college. They were wonderful people and the kid were characters! Hard to believe it was so long ago.

May your memories comfort you..

Mary K McDonald

September 4, 2020

I remember staying the night with Therese when I was in grade school and the kindness from Mr and Mrs Moriarty! The example they set for their children, as well as the rest of us, will stick with me for all of my days! Such a beautiful family and legacy!

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Biography

Patrick (Pat) J. Moriarty 89, died peacefully on September 2, at St. Paul Hermitage, Beech Grove Indiana where Pat had resided from 2004. Born May 13, 1931, Pat grew up in Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland before immigrating to the United States in 1949. Pat became a citizen of the United States and served as a Merchant Marine on the Great Lakes and served in the US Marine Corps. For 29 years Pat served as an Indianapolis fire fighter and worked at Jenn-Air Corporation. Pat retired from the Indianapolis fire department and served as an Indiana State deputy fire marshal for over eleven years. Once in America, Pat met the love of his life Margaret L. (Potvin) Moriarty of Conneaut, Ohio. Margaret was a nurse working in Conneaut who cared for Pat before they were married on April 14, 1952. They eventually settled in Indianapolis, IN, where they reared nine children on the city's Eastside (St. Therese of the Little Flower Parish). Children include: Denis J. (Antje) Moriarty of Los Angeles, CA, Michael B. Moriarty, John F. (Lori) Moriarty, Brian L. Moriarty, Therese B. (Dave) Brandon, Thomas D. Moriarty, and Very Rev, Joseph B. Moriarty. Pat was the proud loving grandfather of ten grandchildren: Tim (Brienne), Andrew, Ryan, Elizabeth (Libby), Kristian, Katie, Hannah and Conor Moriarty, Eamonn Brandon and Caitlin (Jared) Byczko.
Pat was the proud great-grandfather of Ismay Mary Byczko and Abel Joseph James Moriarty. Pat is survived by a brother, Denis Moriarty (Indianapolis) and two brothers and two sisters in Ireland and England. Pat will be remembered for his signature cigar, and as a larger-than-life jovial Irishman who was proud of his Irish heritage, his Catholic Faith and his family legacy. As a loving father , devoted husband, and a diligent worker Pat sought to love God in all things. He is preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Bridie Moriarty (Sheehan), his loving wife of 59 years Margaret L. Moriarty, son Patrick T. Moriarty, daughters Eileen Moriarty and Mary B. Moriarty/Adams. Visitation will take place Little Flower Catholic Church beginning at 4pm September 11, 2020 and concluding with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Little Flower Catholic Church at 10:30 am Saturday September 12, 2020. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery immediately following the funeral Mass. Memorial contributions in Pat's name may be made to Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary at bishopsimonbrute.org. Both at the visitation and at the funeral Mass the family is requesting mask wearing and social distancing.

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