William F. Moran

August 25, 1927January 9, 2018
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William F. “Bill” Moran, age 90, of Somerset, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Norma M. (Brownell) Moran.

Born in Fall River, the son of the late William E. and Mary (Moroney) Moran, he was a 1945 graduate of BMC Durfee High School. After receiving his honorable discharge from the United States Army following World War II, Bill went back to school and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Bradford Durfee College of Technology in 1951.

Mr. Moran was employed as a Civil Engineer and Construction Supervisor with the Massachusetts Department of Public Works for 38 years until his retirement in 1989. Bill was a lifetime member of the Somerset Lions Club and a member of the former Suspiro’s Country Club in Somerset.

He is survived by his two children, Michael D. Moran and his wife Pamela F. Moran of Fall River, and Lynne A. Robitaille and her husband Philip M. Robitaille DDS of Somerset; four grandchildren, John T. Moran, Kathleen E. “Cathey” Moran, Julie L. Nahas and her husband Jason, and James P. “Jimmy” Robitaille, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bill was the father of the late William D. Moran and brother of the late Angela Torpey and Mary Miller.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9am from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Patrick’s Church, 306 South St., Somerset. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Somerset. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Somerset Lions Club, PO Box 303, Somerset, MA 02726. For online registration and directions, please visit:


  • Visiting Hours Monday, January 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Burial Tuesday, January 16, 2018

William F. Moran

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Lisa (Bridge) Phillips

January 15, 2018

My family and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful, funny man and a good friend to my father, Ken Bridge. I have fond memories of playing cards with he and your mom when our folks would winter in Naples. Lisa (Bridge) Phillips, Dorothy Bridge and family.

January 15, 2018

Sorry for the lost of your dad Mike. Our prayers are with you. Ed Allen and Family

Jim Rebello

January 14, 2018

I met Bill when I was a golfer at Suspiro Country Club.
Bill was sixty years my senior. Bill's great personality and warm manner attracted everyone to him no matter what the age. I can still see that great smile and hear that wonderful laugh. Mike and Lynne my deepest sympathy on his passiing . His personality will stay with us forever.

Manny & Ellie Leite

January 13, 2018

Mike, Pam & Family: We send our deepest condolences in the passing of your beloved Mr. Moran. Our prayers, love, thoughts and hugs are with all of you. He's reunited with his loving Norma, as they both rest peacefully in The Loving Arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless you all. May God's peace surround you at this difficult time of loss.

Chief Stephen Rivard, SFD (ret)

January 12, 2018

Dear Mike and family,

Your father was a true gentleman - always gracious, always welcoming and truly kind. I feel grateful to have met him. May he Rest In Peace.

Brian Gauthier

January 12, 2018

my sympathy to you and your family.

Normand Gauthier

January 12, 2018 was a pleasure to meet,and to know you. You had a true love of life,and a smile that was true...

Joyce Gauthier

January 12, 2018

I can see your smiling face at Magonies dancing the night away with your wife on St Patricks day...of course in your green will be dancing agin with your wife to the angels harps...

Ken and Pat Menard

January 12, 2018

Our sympathies to Mike and his Family. May all the wonderful memories you shared get you through the difficult days ahead.

John Walsh

January 12, 2018

Bill Moran was a gift to everyone who knew him. A truly wonderful guy who was a joy to be around. Sincere condolences to all.