He was dearly loved by his deceased parents, Thomas J. Moriarty and Ann Rogan Moriarty, brothers Patrick, also deceased, Philip, Michael, Kevin and Brian, sisters Margaret and Maureen, brothers-in-law Rick, Brian, also deceased, sisters-in-law Andrea, Karen, Lauren, Nancy and Roseann, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Tom grew up in Elmwood Park attending school there before a work career with ARC. He was an excellent athlete, winning medals in swimming, basketball, track and bowling in the Special Olympics and was an active member in Co-Ed Explorer, where he looked forward to the many activities with his fellow scouts.
Tom’s faith in God was very important to him and he never missed an opportunity to include his loved ones in a prayer. He served as an usher at Our Lady of the Lake, Verona and at St. Anne’s, Fair Lawn, where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Tom was a patriotic American with a great respect for the flag. He would always stop and salute when seeing the national ensign on display. Tom had music in his heart and could often be heard playing his harmonica, or singing an Irish tune or an Oldie. He loved a party and was an avid dancer with a keen eye for a pretty partner.
One of the highlights of his life was traveling to Ireland with his entire family to celebrate his 50th birthday. Tom’s loving nature, irrepressible spirit, bright eyes, robust sense of humor and joyful heart made him the heart and soul of his family. He will be dearly missed.
Heartfelt gratitude to all who blessed Tom with kindness and affection. Friends may celebrate Tom’s life at Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, on Sunday, February 25h from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:45 a.m. on Monday at Our Lady of the Lake, Verona.
In memory of Tom, donations may be made to the Carolyn Sullivan Memorial Fund, PO Box 973, Pearl River, NY 10965. Carolyn was a precious cousin of Tom who passed away from childhood cancer.