Thomas Moriarty, 94Thomas Joseph Moriarty, age 94, of Alexandria, passed away on November 1, 2012 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Thomas Joseph Moriarty, age 94, of Alexandria, passed away on November 1, 2012 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Thomas was born May 7, 1918 to Charles and Charlotte (Lawler) in Morris, Darnen Township, Stevens County. He attended Country School District #47 in Morris and was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Assumption Catholic Church.
Thomas grew up in Morris, Sedan and Millerville and helped his father on the farm before enlisting into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged from service in 1946. He then returned to Minnesota and made his home in Minneapolis.
On May 4, 1963 Thomas was united in marriage to Irma Chouinard at Our Lady of the Seven Dolars in Millerville. They made their home together in the metro area where Thomas worked at the Ford Motor Company for a few years and then as a machinist for FMC in Fridley. After retirement, they moved to Brandon, before moving one last time to the Alexandria area.
Thomas was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also active with the American Legion in Alexandria.
Thomas enjoyed feeding the birds, making windmills and bird houses, loved to be outside and take walks and spending time with his family and friends.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Irma Moriarty of Alexandria; son, Michael (Debbie) Moriarty of New Brighton; grandson, Sean Moriarty; two sisters, Dorothy Zeibarth and Joyce Collins; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be greatly missed.
His parents; two brothers, James and Bernard; and three sisters, Mary, Agatha and Margaret preceded him in death.
Blessed be his memory.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Interment was at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Brandon.
Online condolences may be placed at www.sunsetfuneralassociation.com.
The Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Echo and Wabasso are handling the arrangements for the family.
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