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Zeller Chapel of the Roses

2107 Ne Broadway St, Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Florence Ann Moreschi

December 18, 1925June 17, 2019

Our Beloved mother, Florence Ann Moreschi, passed to our Fathers arms Monday, June 17, 2019, from natural causes.

Florence Ann Moreschi was born to Ralph and Agnes Siegfried Dec. 18, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Florence was raised in Brooklyn and Spanish Harlem, in New York City, where she met her future spouse, Bruno Moreschi.

Their love survived Bruno's active duty during WWII, and they married upon his return to the states.Their romance would last 58 years.

As a young family, they move west to Oregon, and with five children kept Florence's loving hands full, as well as a heart filled with love of family, which overflowed with her beautiful smiles to everyone. How she loved to laugh!

As the children launched, she returned to the workforce and was most proud of her roles as administrative assistant to the principal at Holy Redeemer Catholic Grade School and medical clerical secretary to surgeon Dr. J. Basset.

Florence was preceded in death by her spouse of 58 years, Bruno Moreschi; also with the passing of grandchildren, Carey Moreschi and Ethan Moreschi. Family left behind include her five children, Jim (Saranne) Moreschi, Nora (Barry) Repman, Lisa (Dick) Aanderud, Vince,(Angela) Moreschi and Mary (Barry) McMenamen; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

  • FAMILY

  • Florence was preceded in death by her spouse of 58 years, Bruno Moreschi; also with the passing of grandchildren, Carey Moreschi and Ethan Moreschi. Family left behind include her five children, Jim (Saranne) Moreschi, Nora (Barry) Repman, Lisa (Dick) Aanderud, Vince,(Angela) Moreschi and Mary (Barry) McMenamen; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Friday, June 28, 2019

Memories

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Margaret Ethen Gomez

June 25, 2019

You are so blessed to have had your mom in your midst for so many years! We get kind of spoiled! The absence is always hard to try to deal with on a day to day basis. I will always be able to recognize a picture of your mom - forever in my heart - a wonderful, sweet lady - always welcoming. May she join Bruno and our parents in Heaven. My condolences to everyone in the family. Question: any chance to get the recipe for the Lithuanian Poppy Seed Bread?? Would LOVE to have that to carry on her memory!!!

Carol McMenamin

June 24, 2019

Dear Mrs. Moreschi...the first time we met you, we were honored with a hug and a kiss. A hug from Florence is like being wrapped in the warmest softest blanket ever. You feel at home in her arms. Coming from a family that didn’t hug much, this was a new and comforting experience. How lucky we were to add Mary to the McMenamin family and you & Bruno too. When you meet Florence for the first time, you have a friend for life. Bless you always...with love...Kevin & Carol

Jimmy Moreschi

June 22, 2019

Florence was a faithful, God fearing and devoted wife; dedicated and nurturing mother, and a good neighbor to all She knew. She was always available to talk over coffee or bake and distribute loaves of her famous Lithuanian holiday Poppyseed bread to the entire neighborhood (as pictured).

She could really bake!

Jean Laughlin Miller

June 22, 2019

Mrs. Moreschi brought so much beauty to our neighborhood. Many years after we all moved away I would run into her, during which time we loved catching up with family news. Her Italian Christmas bread was an annual treat our family relished.

Ryan Aanderud

June 21, 2019

Never met another person with so much capacity for love. You were an amazing grandmother to all of us!!

Geraldine Ethen

June 21, 2019

I remember the Moreschi family fondly from my early days at Assumption Parish in North Portland. They were a lovely family, and Mrs. Moreschi a devoted mother, active in the parish. May she rest in peace!

James Moreschi

June 19, 2019

My mother rarely shied away from a challenge!
She loved the beach at Manzanita, Oregon, where she always invited family or friends to come by for a visit and left refreshed and rejuvenated by just being around her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY