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Frank Moran, February 16, 1930 – January 22, 2017

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U.S. Veteran

Anyone who knew Frank Moran could attest to the fact that he did things in his own way and in his own time. He always said that he wanted to live to be 100. Well, this time someone else was in charge of time and on Sunday morning Francis John Moran was called home. Frank was born February 16, 1930 to Peter and Helen Moran at #10 Baker Street in Worcester Massachusetts." Franni" the youngest of four sons enjoyed all of the perks of being the baby. As a child Frank had a close connection to animals of all kinds (especially birds.) This love of animals continued throughout his life. He graduated in 1948 and joined the Air Force. He was in the Air Force for 12 years where he served in Korea for one year of that time. It was in the Air Force that Frank "Chick" met the love his life Bettie Sue Davis. They were married on April 12th 1953 and began their family. The family moved where the military took them, throughout many states as well as a term in Morocco, Africa. Upon his return to the states in 1961, Frank came to settle in Butte to help his parents run their business. The family business was Moran's Grocery, Trailer Court and the NiteyNite Motel located near where the Butte Plaza Mall is today. During this time he decided to join the Army where he became a recruiter here in Butte and served time in the Army Reserve to complete his 26 year military career. Frank grew to love Butte and Butte loved Frank. He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Elks Lodge, and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, swimming and ice skating. He became a well known character " Where Everybody knows his name!" Always eager to learn and change, Frank then decided to follow another passion and become a baker. He became educated and worked in bakeries in Missoula, Cut Bank and Anaconda. He retired from Buttreys in Anaconda to dedicate his time to the care of his wife. He was steadfast, never leaving her side until her passing. The last few years of his life have been spent at the Springs of Butte, formerly The Marquis Vintage Suites, where he has shared much laughter with the staff and other residents. Always true to his roots, Frank was a loyal fan to the Boston Red Sox, the Celtics, and the New England Patriots. Frank will be greatly missed here by his brother Arthur Moran of Worcester, his children Frank and Connie Moran of Butte, Vicki Messick of Anaconda, Mike and Patty Moran of Cutbank, Keith Moran of Butte, Bill and Darla Moran of Butte and Jim Moran of Lewistown,his 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren as well as his nieces and nephews back East. He will be welcomed there by his wife Bettie, his parents, his brothers (Pete and Austin) and angels that have passed before him. Relatives and friends of Mr. Frank Moran may call after 5:00PM Friday in the Duggan Dolan Chapel for visitations. Parish Vigil will be conducted at 7:00PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00AM in St. John the Evangelist Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Frank had many charities that he supported so donations can be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

Wednesday the 25th. Affiliate Marketing.
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