Patricia A. Moran, 79, of Marlborough


Patricia A. MoranMarlborough – Patricia Ann Moran, ACSW and LICSW of Marlborough, Massachusetts passed away on February 25, just 4 days short of her 80th Birthday.

“Trish” or “Auntie” as her family affectionately called her, was born in Hartford, CT on March 1, 1942 to John Francis Moran and Helen Riley Moran, and was raised in West Hartford with her younger brother and sister.

Trish graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1960 and from the College of New Rochelle with a degree in Sociology in 1964. She was the first college graduate in her family.

During college, she worked for the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Hartford helping out at the residential facility. After college graduation, Trish entered the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Convent in Peekskill, NY. The Good Shepherd mission is to reconcile and heal children who are most in need of God’s help.

While in the convent, she furthered her education earning her masters degree and licensure as a social worker. She continued to live and work the Good Shepherd mission in Peekskill, NY, Hartford, CT and Marlborough, MA.

In 1984, Trish left the convent and continued her mission at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. Trish also contributed to the writing of Slayer of the Soul, a book about child sexual abuse and the Catholic Church.

Trish was an active and integral member of the St. Anne’s Church community in Southborough, MA. In 1991, Trish adopted her daughter, Linda, who was a blessing to her. Trish was an avid and loyal sports fan with a special love for the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. She was a skilled seamstress, a master knitter and an excellent cook. She loved hosting her family for the Easter holiday. She was a voracious reader and loved sunny days in Clinton or Groton Long Point, CT.

Trish is survived by her sister, Susan M. Blair of Wethersfield, CT and her brother, John F. Moran of Sherbrooke, Quebec, her daughter Linda Cook of Leicester, MA, along with her grandchildren Sara and Daniel. She is predeceased by her grandson Seth. She leaves her 6 nieces and nephews who were very special to her: Geraldine Moran, Kathleen Powers, Stefan Moran, John Blair, Brendan Blair and Courtney Larkin. She also leaves her beloved cousin Carroll Moran Fingar and devoted friends Mary Margaret Brady, Sister Virginia Daniels and Phyllis Timmins.

We are deeply grateful for the care Trish received at Jerome Home after suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2018.

Funeral services were private. A public memorial service will be held on March 8, 2022 at 11AM in the Chapel of Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Ave. West Hartford, CT 06107.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center or Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave. New Britain, CT 06052.

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