Edward A. Moran, O.S.A.

1902 – 1962 (December 18)

Edward A. Moran was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 1902, to Patrick Moran and Mary Conway, and was baptized in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in the city. He attended Mt. Carmel Grammar School and Villanova Prep at Saint Rita’s hall, and in June, 1924, was accepted into the novitiate. He made his simple profession of vows on December 23, 1925 and his solemn vows on the same day in 1928. After completing studies at Saint Mary’s Hall, Villanova, in 1928, and at Augustinian College in Washington, DC, he was ordained to the priesthood in the National Shrine in Washington on June 9, 1931, by Bishop Thomas Sheehan. He completed his M.A. at the Catholic University in 1932.

From 1931 to 1935, Father Moran assisted at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Staten Island, NY. He then spent one year in Saint Matthew’s Parish, Flint, MI. From 1936 to 1958, he served as an assistant pastor at Saint Nicholas of Tolentine, Atlantic City, New Jersey. During these 22 years, he was chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, chaplain at Atlantic City Hospital, and taught for 12 years in the School of Nursing.

In August 1958, Father Moran was appointed vicar-prior and pastor at Saint Joseph Parish, Greenwich, N.Y. At the Chapter of 1959 and 1962, he was named prior and pastor of Our Mother of Consolation Parish, Chestnut Hill, PA.

Father Moran died in Chestnut Hill Hospital of pancreatitis on December 18, 1962 at the age of 60. Prior Provincial, James Donnellon, O.S.A. celebrated his Funeral Mass on December 21, Father Henry Caffrey, O.S.A. was homilist at the Mass. Father Moran is buried at Villanova in the community cemetery.