Frank Moran — A Great Friend to the Irish Memorial
Frank Moran Portrait

Frank’s importance to the Irish Memorial cannot be understated. His tireless work in advocating for the project, fundraIsing and his legal prowess all paved the way for the Memorial’s success. We lost one of the absolute pillars of the board. A great family man and supporter of all things Irish. Please keep his wife, daughters and family in your prayers. From the obituary:

Frank Moran Obituary
Moran Frank Age 88, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Devon PA, on May 2nd 2024, surrounded by his family. He was born in Philadelphia to Frances and John Moran, immigrants from County Mayo in Ireland. A U.S. Army veteran, Frank graduated from LaSalle University, then studied law at the University of Pennsylvania. Starting out as a public defender, Frank soon opened his own thriving private practice, which he ran until his retirement. His pride in his Irish heritage led him to take on leadership roles at the Brehon Law Society, as well as the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick. He advocated for the creation of the Irish Famine Memorial, and worked tirelessly to fundraise on its behalf. This life-size monument commemorating the 1845-1850 famine was open to the public in 2003, in Philadelphia. Frank was a lover of history, a voracious reader, a connoisseur of the arts, and an avid music lover. He had a keen sense of adventure, and with his wife Pat traveled throughout the U.S. and around the world. Frank had natural charisma and sense of humor that attracted many friends into his orbit. He took special pride in his daughters, and relished his role as doting grandfather. As a devout Catholic Frank held a deep faith, and woke up every day grateful for the life he lived. He is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia; his 5 daughters Treasa Gallo, Eilise Rouse, Kate Mariniello, Nora Moran, Siobhan Zavodnyik; his 10 grandchildren, and his sister, Kathleen Wilchaky. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, John and Frances, and his brother John. Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Friday, May 10th at 9:30 A.M. St. Monica’s Church, 635 First Avenue in Berwyn, PA, followed by a eulogy at 10:20 and Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Donations in Frank’s memory can be made to the

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