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Muriel M Moras

July 27, 1933 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 84)

Muriel “Merle” M. Moras, 84, of Westfield, formerly of Southwick and East Longmeadow, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at home surrounded by family. Born in Springfield, MA on July 27, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marie Martel. Merle graduated from Cathedral High School, class of 1951, and lived for more than 50 years in East Longmeadow. Merle worked for the Reminder for many years before becoming the Secretary and Treasurer for J. Hiney Floor Service, working beside her husband as they ran the business. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Moras in 2006; her sons Mark Moras and Robert Moras, and her sister Theresa Campanella. Merle leaves her 5 children, David DeMorasse and his wife Bernice of Jamaica, Linda Zanarini and her husband Jerry of Springfield, Susan O’Connor and her husband Thomas of Fort Myers, FL, Maureen Hamel and her husband Robert of Westfield, and Christine Yoshida and her husband Robert of Fort Myers, FL; her daughter-in-law, Kim Moras of Windsor, CT; 10 grandchildren, Oliver, Katrina, Dominick, Gina, Caitlin, Kara, Courtney, Ryan, Matthew, Nicholas, and Zachary; 4 great-grandchildren, Julianna, Benjamin, Lucas, and Oliver. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home has care of arrangements.


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