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Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

OBITUARY

Joseph Charles Moran III

August 29, 1950November 29, 2019
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Joseph Charles Moran, III, of Madison, passed away on November 29, 2019, at home.

He was born on August 29, 1950, in Patterson, NJ, the son of Joseph Charles Moran, Jr., and Ann (Johnson) Moran.

Joseph is survived by many who loved and cherished him: his wife Sheila of 39 years, children Joseph Moran, IV, (Kristina) of East Haven, Bri McKinnon (Christopher) of Clinton, and Patrick Moran (Lindsy Rothman) of San Diego; In addition, his sister "sissy" Janel Crowe (Jim), of San Diego; grandchildren Julia Moran and James McKinnon; many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his younger brother Robert Moran.

Joseph was a graduate of Pope Pious XII Diocesan High School and a 1973 graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a BA in Civil Engineering. He had an impressive career as Vice President of Operations at SBC Telecom for 28 years. His accomplishments in both academics and his career were admired by many. His career lead him to California where he and his wife raised their three children for 20 years before settling back east to Madison, Connecticut in 1999.

The hippie-at-heart, grew up in New Jersey with a love for playing sports, playing the guitar and driving his motorcycle. When not following his beloved New York Yankees; Joe loved raising his family in California enjoying his boat, camping, fishing and traveling to their family cabin. Some of his most fond memories were playing golf regularly with his sons on the golf course they knew as their "backyard" and spending countless father-daughter time with his "peaches" who had him wrapped around her fingers. Joe's favorite and proudest title in life was poppy to his two grandchildren . Above all else, Joe adored his beautiful wife Sheila for her endless support and palpable sacrifices; building endless memories raising their family together. His spontaneous and cheeky sense of humor will be missed by many.

"I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” -Babe Ruth

Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 6th from 4-7pm at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 7th, at 11am in St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St., Madison. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Branford Compassion Club, 2037 Foxon Rd., N. Branford, CT 06471.

Services

  • Calling Hours Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 7, 2019

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William Johnson

December 5, 2019

Joe was my “big cousin” growing up. He was someone to look up to. I loved it when my dad took me to watch some of his games . I also remember him busting my chops when we would go visit lol. I remember going to see him at a college party . He had a beer in one hand and a leg of turkey in the other. He looked like a Viking to me. He once told me that he was in charge of the traffic patterns in Newark. I jokingly said “ so you are the guy that causes the traffic jams.” His reply was typical Joe . “ if there were no problems I’d be out of a job.”
But it’s the last time that I saw Joe that will live with me forever. Joe and Sheila came to my daughter Meghann’s wedding last summer. Watching Joe dancing with his walker was tremendous. He made a great night even better.
RIP Joe. You will never be forgotten.

Kathleen Johnson Warblow

December 4, 2019

Janel, Sheila and extended family:

As like everyone else, I was totally shocked to hear of the passing of our dear cousin. Totally speechless to say the least. Too many GREAT memories of all of our families together "back in the day" to count. Now he is at peace, no more suffering and with cousin Bobby, Aunt Ann, Uncle Joe and the rest of the Johnson, Moran, and Rhinehart families. My sincere condolences to all of you at this very sad time. RIP my dear cuz - will always love you. Godspeed!

Joy Mangone

December 4, 2019

My Dear Friend Sheila,
May your beautiful memories help you and your family through this very difficult time. May your Beloved Joe Rest in Peace.
Love,
Joy

Pam Berthelette

December 3, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Joe Moran, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. May his family and friends support each other during this difficult time by sharing their loving memories of Joe.

AL SHACKIL

November 30, 2019

Dear Sheila and Family. So sorry to hear about Joe. Like him I grew up in Paterson NJ . Joe and I were best of friends all thru college together in Newark. We were together at many a party and had lots of fun and great times. We would often play our guitars together and after way to many drinks make up derogatory and funny lyrics about each other in a blues melody. I got to know his family and whenever he came to NJ to visit his aunt we would get together. Although we lived far apart and did not stay in close contact our friendship never diminished and within a minute it was as if time or distance disappeared. He was a great guy and he Loved you and your family very much. He was so proud of his children and his Beautiful Sheila. He will be in my prayers. May He Rest in Peace.

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