Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, April 21, 2018

NEW BRITAIN – Sister Mary Agatha Moran (Mary Bridget Moran) a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, West Hartford, died on Jan. 1, 2016, at Monsignor Bojnowski Manor.

 Born in the Saugatuck section of Westport on June 13, 1917, she was a daughter of the late John Moran and Nora (Gleeson) Moran. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Nov. 1, 1939, and professed her perpetual vows on Aug. 24, 1945. She was 98 years of age and had been in religious life for 76 years.

Sister Agatha earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education at the Diocesan Sisters College in West Hartford and a Master of Science degree in library science at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

She was a teacher, principal and librarian in several elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford and the Diocese of Bridgeport. She was also a librarian for many years at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol and at the Sisters of St. Joseph Library in West Hartford.

Sister Agatha served on the executive board of the Connecticut Catholic Library Association, and at varied times, as its treasurer, vice chair and chair.

She was predeceased by her brothers, John, Thomas and Edward Moran; and a sister, Evelyn Foglio. She is survived by her religious community, a nephew and three nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Jan. 5 in St. Joseph Chapel at the Convent of Mary Immaculate in West Hartford. Interment followed in the Sisters of St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Rd., West Hartford, CT 06119.