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Obituary for Richard J Moran

Richard J. Moran, 88, of Waldoboro passed away peacefully on May 3, 2023, at Lincoln Health Miles Campus in Damariscotta.

Richard grew up in Shirley Mills and attended local schools. After high school, Richard joined the US Navy. He served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. One of his fondest memories was being the captain of a Navy tugboat in Newport, Rhode Island. Richard served in the US Navy for 20 years and retired in 1972 as an E-7, Chief Boatswain.

After retiring from the US Navy, he attended college at the University Maine at Augusta where he received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. After college he went to work at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston as a prison guard. He retired from the prison in 1988.

Richard took care of his wife Anna for many years before her passing in 2016. Richard loved to hunt, fish and work in the woods, where he milled his own wood. He always wanted to be outdoors. Richard was a stoic man with a commanding presence. He loved all his grandchildren and would often take all of them at the same time.

Richard was predeceased by his wife Anna Luella Moran, son Daniel Moran, brothers Donald Carr, Frank and John Lavigne and a newborn son who passed away in 1962.

Richard is survived by son Richard D. Moran of Waldoboro, daughter Cindy Merrill and husband Doug of Ellsworth, sisters Joan Strout of Farmington and Betty Bradford and husband Ralph of Augusta, Georgia, grandchildren Amanda Lewis of Trevett, Laura Thompson of Jefferson, James Merrill of Ellsworth, Jeffrey Moran of Waldoboro, Benjamin Merrill of Hancock, Michelle Corbin of Nobleboro, Kristy Simmons of Warren, Patricia Macko of Pittsfield, Abigail Nason of Hancock, Stephanie Balboni of Grafton, Massachusetts, Sarah Merrill of Ellsworth and Thomas Merrill of Ellsworth along with several great grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Richard’s life with Navy Military Honors, will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta on June 15 at 1:00.

Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, light a candle or share a story or picture, please visit Richard’s Book of Memories at