SCARBOROUGH — Barbara Rosalie Moran, 84, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 following a long illness, with her loving family by her side.

Barbara was born in Biddeford on Oct. 26, 1929, the daughter of Leon and Sarah J. Healey Lamb.

She attended Biddeford schools, graduating from St. Andre’s School, where she was class president all four years. She furthered her education by attending Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

On Nov. 10, 1951, she married Richard C. Moran at St. Andre’s in Biddeford. Together, they made their home and raised their family in Westbrook.

Barbara worked for several years at Mercy Hospital as a surgical nurse before becoming a full-time, stay-at-home mother, raising her six children.

She was very active in all aspects of her children and grandchildren’s school events, never missing a sporting event or extracurricular activity. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. Her greatest love was the time she spent surrounded by her family.


In her spare time, she volunteered at Calvary Cemetery Office or the local libraries.

Barbara was preceded in death by: her husband, Richard C. Moran in 2011; a son, Martin Moran in 2009; two sisters, Ellen Lozier and Mildred Ribaudo; and three brothers, Leon, Laurent and Carlton Lamb.

She is survived by: three daughters, Janna Vanier of Farmington, Susan and her husband Joe Martin of Burnt Hills, N.Y. and Carol Moran of Yarmouth; two sons, Robert Moran and his companion Brenda Hall of South Portland and Richard J. Moran and his wife Kimberly of Hampden; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Maximilian Catholic Church, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. Arrangements were by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Those who wish may make contributions in Barbara’s memory to the charity of their choice.