Marguerite J. Moriarty

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 March 2019 at 4:39 pm

Marguerite MoriartyMrs. Marguerite J. Moriarty, 90, of Medina, entered into rest on Thu., March 28, 2019 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 10, 1929 in Cambridge, Mass., a daughter of the late Ray Oliver and Madeline (Jewell) Briggs.

She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1946 from Royalton-Hartland High School and went on to earn an associate degree from Bryant & Stratton College. On June 28, 1947, she married James W. Moriarty at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, and together they raised a family of five children.

Mrs. Moriarty was employed as one of the original staff at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in 1973. She was the business manager, and she retired as assistant administrator in 1993. She was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church. An active volunteer, she headed up the Catholic education program and the R.C.I.A. program for 24 years. Mrs. Moriarty was a member of Court Santa Maria #295, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the St. Mary’s Mothers Club. She served as the travel coordinator for Senior Citizens of Western Orleans. Mrs. Moriarty traveled extensively over the years with her husband, and later with the Senior Citizens. She visited such places as the Middle East, Yugoslavia and Egypt. Whether she was working, volunteering or traveling, Mrs. Moriarty loved to be active and loved being with other people.

Mrs. Moriarty was predeceased by her husband, James, on Sept. 17, 1995; her brother, Richard Oliver; and sister, Joyce Rathmann.

She is survived by her five children, Mary Moriarty, Thomas (Patricia) Moriarty, Timothy (Terri) Moriarty, Betsy (Ronald) Scordino and Kathleen (Richard) Anderson; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Mon., April 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. The Rev. Daniel J. Fawls will celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Tue., April 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina, and interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Parish; or to Senior Citizens of Western Orleans, 615 West Ave., Medina NY 14103.

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