Michael E. Moran Sr.


Lewiston – Michael E. Moran Sr., 84, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, July 3, at Central Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Springfield, Mass., on March 20, 1923, the son of Michael J. and Margaret T. (Fitzgerald) Moran. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School, in Springfield. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving with the 179 Infantry company. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in the European Theater on Feb. 11, 1944.

On Oct. 4, 1960, he married the former Helen Tracy in Portsmouth, N.H. and shared 46 years of marriage. He enjoyed bowling, sports and gardening.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Michael E. Jr. and his wife, Kendall Moran, of Cos Cob, Conn., James W. and his wife, Barbara Moran, of Lewiston, and John F. Moran and his companion, Stephanie Cressey, of Gorham; one daughter, Patricia Pastore of Sabattus; and eight grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, James and John Moran; and two sisters, Helen Moran and Phyllis Daigle.