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MORAN, Peter J. Moran of Canton, formerly of Braintree, passed away on November 16, 2017 at the age of 84; he was surrounded in his final days by his family. He was born June 21, 1933 in Boston, MA to Peter and Annie Moran, both who have preceded him in death. He is survived by his sisters Rose (Robert) Cavanaugh, Mary Moran, Kathleen (James) Lynch all of Bourne, MA, Rita (Robert) Theriault of Reading, MA. He is preceded in death by his brother James (Mary) “Jimmy” Moran of Canton, MA and John (Mary) “Jack” Moran of Manheim, PA. Husband of Joan Riley Moran. Loving father of Kathleen (Mehrdad) Niknezhad of Hanover, MA; Jack Moran of Cape Cod, MA; Deborah (Patrick) Buttarazzi of Baltimore, MD; Brian Moran of Hyde Park, NY; and Mark Moran of Hanover, MA.
Devoted grandfather of Patrick, Philip & Madeline Buttarazzi; Jack Moran; Myles & Madison Moran; and Tiernan Moran. He grew up in Milton and attended Milton High School graduating class of 1952 where he played football, baseball and indoor track; in 1952 he was a Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Post and Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic and was voted into the Milton High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He continued his football career on scholarship at Boston University. He served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. stationed in Germany during the Korean War. While in the Army he played football for the U.S. Army 10th Infantry Regiment. After the Army he played for the Quincy semi pro Manets. He was a lifelong member of the International Union of Bricklayers. He moved to Braintree where he followed his passion of coaching, sports and mentoring kids. He coached Babe Ruth Baseball for 13 years winning 8 championships; he also helped start Pop Warner football where he coached for an additional 8 years. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and gave much of his time trying to make a difference in his community. He lived out his remaining years in Canton working as an instructor at Blue Hills Regional Technical School. He loved his children and most of all his grandchildren he will be sadly missed by all.
Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree MA 02184 until 10:00 AM Saturday followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, So. Braintree Sq. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

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