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SIDNEY - Jean Mary (Davies) Moran, 85, passed away suddenly on July 16, 2017, at her residence at Brookdale East, in Niskayuna.
Jean was born Aug. 12, 1931, in Oneonta, NY, the daughter of Robert and Selena Davies.
Family and friends were Jean's passion and delight. Although Jean was an only child, her beloved cousins became the brothers and sisters she did not have. Jean attended Oneonta High School, graduating in 1948. Upon graduation Jean entered the work place. She worked many years as an administrative assistant for Bendix/Scintilla.
On June 25, 1955, Jean married the love of her life, Arthur "Pat" Moran. Jean and Pat lived in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Afton, and eventually settled in Sidney, where they raised their five children, Mary, Timothy, Kathleen, Ellen and Joseph.
Jean was a devoted and loving mother. She was an avid reader and truly enjoyed creating beautiful crafts for family and friends. Jean loved holidays and family get-togethers. Any chance to spend time with her family was important to her.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sidney, for more than 50 years. She was an active member of the Rosary Society. Jean enjoyed doing charity work both in Sidney and at her second home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Jean was predeceased by her loving husband in 1995; and her devoted son, Timothy in 2002.
She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her children, Mary (Ted) Tacea, Kathleen (Sony) Francis, Ellen (Robert) Bedell, Joseph (Susan) Moran, and Kathleen Moran (daughter-in-law), Jean also is survived by her adoring grandchildren, Sean, Michael and Kelsey Moran, William and Aidan Bedell. Numerous caring cousins also survive her.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 21, at Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St., Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sidney Memorial Public Library or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
The family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Brookdale East, Niskayuna, for their support and care.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on July 20, 2017
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