Francis Anthony Moran

March 11, 2010
Francis Anthony Moran

Francis Anthony Moran, 84 of Wilmington passed away March 11, 2010 at Davis HealthCare.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francis Anthony Moran Sr. and Mary Manning Moran, his wife Mary Virginia O’Brien Moran, his daughters Maureen Frances Jensen and Patricia Eileen Patternac, and son Kevin Joseph Moran.

Francis is survived by daughters Colleen Fels and husband Brett Fels, Kathleen Wrenn, son Daniel Patrick Moran, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister Patricia Moran and a host of nieces and nephews.

Francis was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church where he was an Ecumenical Minister. He was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians . He served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a crewmember of PT Boat 496.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1PM, Monday March 15, 2010 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Interment Costal Carolina Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, NC. Family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 12, 2010
    Tony & Susan Rosati says:
    Dan, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will offer a mass for your dad this coming Sunday as well as lighting a candle. Sincerely, Your Friends, Tony & Susan Rosati

  • March 12, 2010
    Tim and Kim Henry says:
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moran family and friends during this difficult time. May he always be remenbered.

  • March 12, 2010
    Peggy Moran says:
    You will now be with your Wife, Mary, Daughters, Maureen & Patty, and Son, Kevin. Your Great-Children, Kevin, Conor, Sean & Samantha will miss you also. I, Kevin's wife, will miss you also. Every time I look at the TV, I will remember you saying "Look at the color on that set" and also the pictures you took of the "Food" at all of the family gatherings. You won't have to be at the kitchen sink any more listening to Myron Kope, you will be with him. May God Bless You for all the good things you did during your time here on Earth.

  • March 13, 2010
    St. Mark Catholic Church says:
    Dear Moran Family, Our prayers are with your family. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Peace, Rev. Steve Carlson, Rev. Marco Antonio Gonzalez, staff and parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church.

  • March 13, 2010
    Dennis E. Blauvelt says:
    My condolences to the family of Daniel Moran.I've worked with Dan for several years and again sorry for your loss.