Annette R. (Paquin) Moran

Annette R. (Paquin) Moran, 81, of Mattapoisett passed away on Thursday December 27, 2018. She was the wife of retired Mattapoisett Police Chief James F. Moran.

Born and raised in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mercedes (Lavoie) Paquin and stepdaughter of the late Beatrice Paquin. She was a graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School ,Class of 1956.

Annette was a resident of Mattapoisett for the past 57 years, where she was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Parish and was a former high school CCD teacher.

She was a secretary at Old Rochester Regional High School for many years and later worked at the Bristol County District Attorney’s office in New Bedford.

She was a volunteer for the former Hearts and Hands, and also volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was an avid reader.

Annette loved and felt a deep compassion for all God’s creatures, big and small.

Besides her husband of 59 years, she is survived by her son, Major Patrick Moran, M.E.P., and his wife Heather of Buzzards Bay; her daughter, Christine Richards of Mattapoisett; and one delightful granddaughter, Molly Richards.

She was the mother of the late Stephen H. Moran.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday January 3, 2019 at 9 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett, followed by burial in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to It’s All About the Animals, Inc., 103 Marion Rd., Rochester, MA 02770. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit


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