John Moran was a devoted and proud father to his children, Kevin and Patricia, and a loving husband to his wife, Joyce. He cared deeply about his family, whether it was working hard so that his kids could have opportunities or supporting his parents as they grew older and needed his help in Flushing, Queens. John was a devout Catholic and aimed to embody the Christian teachings of loving his neighbor and giving to those in need.
John was born in County Galway, Ireland, on July 29, 1952, to James of Kiltimagh, County Mayo, and Jane Moran of County Roscommon. He immigrated, along with his parents and brother James, to the U.S. when he was four years old. They settled in Flushing, New York, where his sister Anne was born.
John married Joyce Conboy on Sept 23, 1983, and lived in Bellerose, Queens, where their two children were born, before moving to Granite Springs, New York in 1991. John loved the wide-open spaces of Northern Westchester and took great pride in taking care of his property. When not golfing or spending time with his family, one of John’s favorite things to do was run on wooded trails and carriage roads he would find in the area, including the Croton Aqueduct trail.
John was a proud 26-year veteran of the FDNY as a firefighter for Engine 68 and Ladder 49 in Highbridge, Bronx, and later as a lieutenant in Engine 90 and Ladder 41 in Morris Park, Bronx. John loved being a firefighter and took great pride in helping people and the brotherhood of the FDNY.
John passed away on June 21, 2019, after a courageous five-year battle with head and neck cancer that came as a result of his time working at Ground Zero in 9/11 search and rescue efforts. John is survived by his children Kevin and Patricia, wife Joyce, brother James and sister Anne, as well as numerous cousins, aunts, nieces, and nephews, both here in the U.S and in Ireland and England. His laugh, jokes, kindness, and love are very missed by the many who love him.