Martin A. Moran Jr.

Date of Passing:

June 28, 2018

Moran, Martin A., Jr., 88, of Barrington, passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2018. He was the loving husband of his beautiful wife and best friend of 62 years, Shirley A. (Cain) Moran.

Born in Quincy, MA, a son of the late Martin A. and Mary I. (Foran) Moran, he lived in Barrington for 47 years.

Mart was a graduate of Suffolk University Class of 1956. He was the founder and owner, until his retirement, of M.A. Moran Jr. & Associates from 1975-1999.

Mart was a communicant of St. Luke’s Parish for over 40 years. He was a member of the Rhode Island Country Club and former member of the Bristol Elks Club and the Lions Club of Pembroke, MA (of which the Moran family were former residents). An avid sports enthusiast, he especially enjoyed golfing. Ultimately his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his loving grandchildren, and family reunions on the Cape.

Mart was a proud United States Army Veteran serving as a Master Sergeant in Germany during the Korean War.

Besides his adoring wife, he is survived by his four loving and admiring sons: Martin A. Moran III, of Barrington, and his wife Susan and their daughters, Kerryn and Kaleigh, Rob Moran, of Atlanta, GA, and his wife Julie and their daughters, Maiya and Makayla, Steve Moran, of Seekonk, MA, and his children, Chelsea and Christian, and Sean Moran, of Rumson, NJ, and his wife Marion and their sons, Aedan, Dane, Caellum and Declan. In addition to his devoted family, he is also survived by many loving relatives including his sister-in-law, Dot McCaffrey, and several nieces and nephews.

Marty, as he was fondly referred to by friends, was married to his best friend and partner, Shirley, for 62 years. They raised four boys and through the formula of laughs, love, and faith, created an amazing life for their boys and their extended families. Marty was a man who could make the simple days in the backyard of their Barrington home of 47 years feel like the most special place to be in the world. The family trips to 2nd Beach on a Sunday in the 70’s and the backyard cookouts that followed are indelible memories that his boys call upon often. He did this with the focus on the most important qualities such as kindness, humor, and integrity. He was a man of both Grace and great Character and a part of the Greatest Generation ever. Marty created his families roots in Barrington that then connected to so many other wonderful families in town throughout the 70s to the present. His spirit is spread far and wide through his sons’ families and friends. He always welcomed all to his home. He always had a reserved calmness yet mixed with such a warm sense of kindness. He treated all that he met with the same respect and deference. As a father and role model, there was none better.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington, on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. In lieu of calling hours, a reception to celebrate Marty’s life will be held on Friday at Rhode Island Country Club, Nayatt Road, Barrington at 1 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Marty’s memory to the Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA, 02135 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I had the pleasure of modeling with you Shirley. We had great times with Nancy Dow. Visited your home and met Marty
    Wonderful guy beautiful couple
    So very sorry, Shirley
    May.he rest in Peace.

  2. I had the distinct pleasure and good fortune of having initially a business relationship with Marty that turned into a long friendship. Marty at times treated me as his stepson beyond our business relationship. Through him, I met Steve and Marty. Rob was in California in those days and Sean was in Manhattan. In almost 40 years in the employee benefits business, Marty and his integrity rose to the top. In short, he was a good and kind man. Rest with the angels sir. It is well deserved and you are missed.

  3. Shirley and family. We are sorry to hear that Marty has passed on. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Marty was always one of the good guys and will be remembered always. Love,
    Bunnie and Tom Perugini

  4. My heart is so heavy to be out of the country. I will so miss giving Mr. Moran his royal send off. My prayers are with all of you at this time.

    Stephen P. Kirby
    Organist and Director of Music
    St. Luke Church

  5. I’ve had the unique privilege of being best friends with 2 of the 4 Moran brothers, Marty and Steve. Like their brothers they had an incredible role model in their dad, who was as classy a man as you could imagine. He was also both a mentor and friend of mine. His strong moral code and humble character was both impressive and comforting at the same time. All 4 Moran men share the strength of their father and the foundation of witnessing the love affair their beautiful mom Shirley and her husband Marty shared. RIP kind soul thank you for the many lessons especially that Good guys can finish first☘️❤️

  6. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of one of my favorite men of all time, Mr. Moran. I met Mr. Moran shortly after moving to Barrington in 1971. My parents and the Moran’s became great friends. Our families spent much time together. Mr. Moran was always so warm and fun. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. Hugs, love, and prayers for a special family, one I hold very dearly in my heart.

  7. I’ve had the unique pleasure of being best friends with two of the four Moran boys, Marty 111 and Steve, all four had an amazing role model and subsequently share the same integrity, elegance and confidence of their father. With the beautiful Shirley and her 4 men the Moran’s will continue to be a beacon grace amongst all that love them. RIP great mentor and friend ❤️

  8. Dear Shirley and family,

    We were so saddened to hear Marty’s name read during the Prayers of the Faithful at Saturday’s 5:00 Mass. Our paths have crossed so many times over the years. First, as Mr. D. being the teacher in a Parent Teacher conference for Steve or Sean’s time as 6th graders, or then ‘pewmates’ at St. Luke’s, or lately as fellow breakfast patrons at Newport Creamery. You and Marty were always such good sports when I ‘flirted” with Marty, recognizing that you are one lucky woman, and Marty being one very lucky man.
    You two are an example of what the wedding vows are all about. And looking at the legacy Marty leaves behind with Marty, Rob, Steve, and Sean, and their families, the Moran beat goes on. No family is ideal, but the Morans come pretty damn close.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    Rosemary and Richard Danforth

  9. Thinking of you and your family Sean. Martin was an amazing father, may he Rest In Peace.

  10. My deepest condolences to the family and friends. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    May he Rest In Peace .

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