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Barbara R. Moran, 84: Dedicated to her family, enjoyed crocheting

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Barbara R. Moran, 84: Dedicated to her family, enjoyed crocheting

SCARBOROUGH — Barbara R. Moran, 84, died peacefully Jan. 11 following a long illness, with her family by her side.

Moran was born in Biddeford, Oct. 26, 1929, the daughter of Leon and Sarah J. Healey Lamb. She attended Biddeford schools, graduating from St. Andre’s School where she was class president all four years. She furthered her education by attending Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

On Nov. 10, 1951, she married Richard C. Moran at St. Andre’s in Biddeford. Together they made their home and raised their family in Westbrook.

Moran worked for several years at Mercy Hospital as a surgical nurse before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother, raising her six children. She was active in every aspect of her children's lives as well as her grandchildren’s school events, never missing their sports or extracurricular events. In her spare time, she volunteered in the office of Calvary Cemetery and at local libraries. She also was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. But her greatest love was the time she spent surrounded by her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Moran in 2011; son, Martin Moran in 2009; two sisters, Ellen Lozier and Mildred Ribaudo; and three brothers, Leon, Laurent and Carlton Lamb.

She is survived by three daughters, Janna Vanier, of Farmington, Susan and husband Joe Martin and Carol Moran, of Yarmouth; two sons, Robert Moran and his companion Brenda Hall, of South Portland, and Richard J. Moran and wife Kimberly, of Hampden; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Maximilian Catholic Church followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Arrangements were under the direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland.

Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.