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Martin J. Moran, 44: Career with U.S. Navy, self-taught pianist

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Martin J. Moran, 44: Career with U.S. Navy, self-taught pianist

WHITE PLAINS, Md. — Martin James "Marty" Moran, 44, died suddenly near his home in White Plains, Md., on May 22.

He was born in Portland on Oct. 24, 1964, the youngest of six children of Richard and Barbara (Lamb) Moran.

In 1983, he graduated from Westbrook High School where he excelled in academics and athletics.

He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, graduating in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

After graduation, he went to work for the U.S. Navy at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, where he began his career focus on nuclear submarine fleets. He traveled the world diagnosing and fixing submarine fleets and never shrank from a challenge.

During this time, he also received a master's degree in ocean engineering from the University of Rhode Island. His last posting was as the technical authority for weapons systems for the entire U.S. Navy nuclear submarine fleet.

He married Donna Johnson on the Spring Equinox, 2007. They spent many happy days together working their farm in Cortland, Va., where he raised animals and enjoyed renovation projects. An accomplished self-taught pianist, he had a lifelong love of music.

Surviving are his wife Donna; stepsons, Adam and Ben; his parents, Dick and Barbara of Scarborough; brothers, Bob of South Portland and Dick of Cape Elizabeth, sisters Janna of Farmington, Susan of Burnt Hills, N.Y., and Carol of Yarmouth; nieces Sarah, Angela, and Jackie, and nephews Andrew, Phil, Alex, and Amos; aunts and uncles; cousins; and dear friends Amelia, Oak, and Aspen.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, May 29 at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

A Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30 at the St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, Dept. GAIT04, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20037.