D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Gemma Moran

March 17, 1930July 19, 2019

Gemma (Drapeau) Moran, 89, of Bluffton, South Carolina, beloved wife for 30 years of the late John Moran, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2019. Born in Brunswick, Maine on March 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Yolande (Rousseau) Drapeau. She was educated at St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High School. Gemma lived in West Hartford and Newington, Connecticut before moving to Lady Lake, Florida and eventually to Bluffton. She was a stewardess for Northeast Airlines and later went to work for Northeast Savings Bank, where she retired as an office of the Elmwood branch. She is survived by her niece, Diane Colwell of Franklin, Illinois; her nephew and his wife, David and Joyce Fortin of Portland, Connecticut, as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews and her beloved dog, Zippy. She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Prisca and Victor L. Fortin, Jr., MD; her brother, Jerome Drapeau and her nephew, Victor L. Fortin, III.

Services are private at the request of the family. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel in Wethersfield, Connecticut has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a memory of Gemma with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


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Barbara (Bunny) Spiegel

July 27, 2019

I knew Gemma for many, many years. We were part of the original "dog park pavilion" people. My dog, Reggie- a big lab mix-would sit on the pavilion table with me. Gemma and Zippy would sit on the opposite table. We would get there at about 4:00pm every day. This would be our routine for about 8 years. With the other regulars ,we would discuss everything from politics to fashion. But most importantly, we would discuss what is happening in Sun City. It was always a lively debate and Gemma did have her opinions. Our dogs got along well. Reggie was the "king" of the area and all Zippy wanted was to be petted. After a while, Reggie passed on, but I would come to the dog park with other dogs that I walked. Conversations were the same but now we were older. Topics turned to health and money. We shared the same diabetes malady. I will truly miss Gemma's openness, smile and her outlook on life.
Barbara Spiegel Sun City