Moran, John Timothy ” Johnny”

Moran, Johnny - obitWe are saddened to announce of the passing of John Timothy Moran, 9-year-old son of Dan and Laura Moran. “Johnny” was born with Wieacker-Wolff Syndrome, a rare condition that affects the central and peripheral nervous systems. His battle with this complex syndrome has been an inspiration to us all.
Johnny lived the last nine years surrounded by his loving family. His courage and strength were the centerpiece of the love he shared. In 2011 Johnny’s Jog for Charity 5K was founded to raise money for local children’s organizations. Johnny was the inspiration for this wonderful family event that has raised $200,000 over the last 5 years. His legacy will forever be his will to fight and his attitude in life. His precious dimpled smile captured the hearts of all who knew him. His final hours were peaceful and in the comfort of his loving family.
Johnny is survived by his parents Dan and Laura Moran, brother Thomas Moran, sister Molly Moran, sister Catherine Moran, brother Patrick Moran, paternal grandparents John and Susan Moran, maternal grandparents Timothy Hughes and Jean Gillon, fifteen cousins, aunts, uncles and countless friends. He is predeceased by maternal grandmother Nuala Hughes and paternal uncle Matthew Moran.
The quote below has always captured Johnny’s life, even now as his Earthly journey has ended and his Heavenly journey has begun. He will be deeply missed but will continue to guide us.
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Friends may call at the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 3:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00am in the Church of St.Peter Claver. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnny’s Jog for Charity, Inc.

Calling Hours

Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 3:00-8:00pm at the Church of St. Peter Claver, West Hartford

Funeral Service

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Peter Claver, West Hartford



Memorial Contribution

Johnny’s Jog for Charity, Inc.

5 Responses to 'Moran, John Timothy ” Johnny”'

  1. Bernadette & Frank says:

    Laura,Dan & Family
    We were so sad to hear of Johnny’s passing. I know Nuala was there when God welcomed his Angel home. We were blessed to have known Johnny and you are all in our prayers at this difficult time.

  2. Eloise Luchsinger says:

    To the entire Moran Family.
    Words can,t express my sadness at this news. Although I never met Johnny, I know from Sue what an incredible little boy he was and such an incredible fighter. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Eloise and Logan.

  3. Caryn Joyce Falvey says:

    I was honored to know Johnny during his first two years at Norfeldt School, and during my last two years as principal. He could express pure joy through his smile and dimples. He taught all of us, educators and students, the meaning of true compassion and love. Johnny was blessed to have the most supportive and loving family imaginable. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

  4. Kathy Sweetland says:

    It has such a pleasure to be able to work with Johnny since kindergarten. He has inspired me to grow as a professional to make my class meaningful for all children regardless of ability. I will always remember him smiling when we would swing together on the rope and when he was in the scooter chair being pulled around. My deepest condolences to your whole family.

  5. Mike and Lisa Clark says:

    May god bless the entire Moran family.

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