David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY


Alida Moran

May 20, 1937August 5, 2019
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On Monday, August 5, 2019, Alida “Chicky” Mae Moran, loving wife, mother of two children, three grandchildren and one great grand child, passed away at age 82.

Chicky was born on May 20, 1937 in New York, NY to Simon “Harry” Harold and Dorothy “Dottie” (Ventor) Gallagher.

She graduated at the top of her class from Bronx High School of Science, completing her high school degree early and earning valedictorian honors. She later attended Lehman College, carving out a career in education. Chicky worked at P.S. 108 in the Bronx. During her professional career, she also worked for Goldman Sachs, Travelers Insurance Company and even the FBI.

She raised two sons, Wayne and Bobby, and three grandchildren: Audrey Mae, Mia and Douglas.

Chicky had a passion for travel, films, literature, music, dancing and sports. She adored baseball, rooting hard for her hometown Yankees, and spent most of her life as a mother to not only her family, but the droves of students she mentored.

She was known for her quick wit and humor, her infectious smile and laugh, and her kind and compassionate spirit.

Chicky is survived by her husband, Walter, and children, Wayne and Bobby; Wayne’s three children: Audrey Mae, Mia and Doug and his wife, Pia. She is also survived by her brother, Kenny and her great grandchild, Audrey’s daughter, Lily, as well as several other extended family members and friends.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Burial Following Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


Alida Moran

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Walter Moran

August 10, 2019

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

Today we celebrate your life, your eternal life.

Walt, Sue, and family

Ruth Richardson

August 9, 2019

I met Alida Moran through the Agency I work with and have been one of her Personal Aides for over 2 years. I have no regrets working with Chicky and her husband. I was also there when she took her final breath and she was so peaceful. May your soul Rest in peace Chicky and Mr. Moran, God will see you through.

Isabel Moran

August 9, 2019

My Dearest Chicky, I have no doubt you are in heaven with our creator celebrating your arrival. Thank you for being an amazing mother-in-law and an awesome grandmother to my children. I will miss our talks and laughter and your wisdom.Until we see each other again. Much Love ,Isabel Pia Moran❤️

Robert Foley

August 9, 2019

Alida (Mom) Moran,

So sorry to hear of your passing! I can't count how many times Wayne told me how much he loves you. The countless stories from the 60's and 70's in the Bronx. I remember when you told me how proud you were when Wayne joined the NYPD. You were a great Mom, loved by all.
Rest in Peace

Elene Laiso

August 9, 2019

I feel so blessed to have had Chicky in my life. Watching Walter and Chicky together was so amazing. Seeing the love they shared was incredible. She will be missed by all who knew her. God bless their family
Love always
The Laiso Family

Suki Yancici

August 9, 2019

Although I only met Mrs. Moran twice during the home care, she was a very lovely lady, I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thought! Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your loved one.

Doris Nunez

August 9, 2019

Doris Nunez

August 9, 2019

Lonnett Johnson

August 9, 2019

I met Alida (Chicky) 2 yrs ago. What a blessing to have done so. Caring for her was easy. She was a pleasant woman. I grew to love her and often talked about her at home. I miss her tapping. I will never forget her. Love Lonnett and family 💖

Bobby Ciafardini

August 8, 2019

Mom, you epitomized the definition of what it is to be a mother.

Your inner strength was unmatched. You raised two boys by yourself and never asked for the help of any man. You were my father figure and the maternal hand that gracefully nurtured my love of life.

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t hear your voice guiding me.

Your life lessons have shaped the man I have become.

The phrase “thank you” could never do enough justice to the gratitude I have for all your sacrifices.

I miss your hugs, your kisses. Your smiles and your laughs. Our talks.

I miss your perfect approach to every situation in life. And for making the best of every scenario, good or bad.

You are irreplaceable. I am grateful for every minute I had with you.

We didn’t have much, but we didn’t need much either, because the family had you — the glue.

Forever in my heart. Your son, Bobby.