Thomas S. Moran

Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and tenacity for as long as humanly possible.

Mr. Moran was born in Fall River, son of the late Thomas S. Moran, Sr. and the late Mary (Waring) Moran. He grew up in Tiverton and had been a longtime resident of Little Compton. He was a proud graduate of the former Nonquit School and Durfee High School, went on to attend Norwich University, and graduated from Northeastern University. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a consultant for John Hancock Insurance Co., Boston. He was passionate about the local farming and fishing community serving on the Little Compton Zoning Board of Review, as a president of the Spindle Rock Club in Westport, as president, treasurer, and board member of the Elephant Rock Beach Club in Westport, and as a member of the Westport Land Conservation Trust. He enjoyed pond hockey and cross-country skiing in Adamsville, sailing and fishing off Westport, researching local history, and acting as the family genealogist.

Mr. Moran was the loving husband of Karla (Turner) Moran, they shared 44 years of marriage. Survivors include his 3 sons: William S. Moran and his wife Olga of Davie, FL, Corey T. Windham and his wife Sarah of Little Compton, and Ryder T. Windham and his wife Anne of Providence; his daughter: Karla M. Ayers of Little Compton; a brother: George W. Moran of New York, NY; 2 sisters: Kathy Georgianna and her companion Brad Craig of Ashfield, MA and Janice Palmer and her husband David of West Linn, OR; 11 grandchildren: Jackie, Sara, Dorothy, Violet, Paige, Gordon, Sadie, Drew, Jake, Luke and Cole; along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service to which relatives and friends are invited will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Little Compton United Congregational Church, Little Compton, at 11:00 A.M.

Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Little Compton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 552, Little Compton, RI 02837 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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