Donald J. Moran

Donald J. Moran, 80, of Mattapoisett died Sunday July 13, 2014 at Sippican Healthcare Center surrounded by his family and friends.

Born in New Bedford, the son of the late James and Natalie (Fontaine) Moran, he lived in Mattapoisett for most of his life.

He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

Mr. Moran was formerly employed as a sergeant with the Mattapoisett Police Department until his retirement after 38 years of service. He had also been a plasterer for Local 39, Plasterers and Cement Masons.

Donald was a fixture on the Mattapoisett Town Wharf.

He served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany from 1956-1958. He was a member of the Massachusetts Police Officers Association.

His family would like to thank the staff of Sippican Healthcare Center for the extraordinary care shown to Donald during his illness.

He is survived by his brother, James F. Moran and wife Annette of Mattapoisett; his niece and caregiver, Christine Richards; his nephew, Patrick Moran; and his great-niece, Molly Richards.

He was the uncle of the late Stephen Moran.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM at St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Cause for Paws, 11 Ridgewood Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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