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Patricia Alice Moriarty

September 21, 1949 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 68)
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Patricia Alice (O'Sullivan) Moriarty died at her home in Naples, FL on 6/25/2018. She was 68 years old. Pat was born in Worcester, MA on 9/21/1949 to Patrick and Margaret O'Sullivan. She had five sisters and one brother. 
Pat graduated from South High School in 1967. While at South, she participated in numerous extracurricular activities and was a varsity cheerleader. After high school she attended Nursing School at Worcester Hospital School of Nursing for one year. She decided to change career fields and went to Worcester State College where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1972. She obtained her teaching certificate and began her career as a second-grade teacher at Worcester's Grafton Street School in 1973.
In 1971, Pat married Dan Moriarty in Worcester. Initial years of their marriage were spent working difficult odd jobs until Dan graduated from grad school in 1976. They then moved to four states, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New Hampshire as Dan worked for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Pat had two children, Ryan born in 1977 and Andrew born in 1979. She was a "stay at home Mom" during the boy's younger years and was active with their school and post school activities. She was also an avid tennis player and won numerous tournaments in St. Cloud, MN from 1982 to 1987.
Pat moved with her family to Cornish, NH in 1987 and purchased the "Weld Stone House". The house was built in 1840 and allegedly was haunted and had an active ghost. The night before the sale of the home, the Realtor called to warn Pat of the haunting allegations and gave her the chance to back out of the deal. Pat insisted that the deal go through and if there was a ghost, they would deal with it. She lived there with her family for 14 years despite the continued haunting belief by town residents. Pat taught second grade at two different Claremont, NH public schools and was active in all aspects of her sons' school and extracurricular activities. She was also active in community and Cornish Town Fair functions. 
In 2001, Pat moved to Pelican Bay in Naples, FL after she and Dan divorced. She taught second grade at schools in Immokalee and Naples, FL and retired from teaching in 2014. She resumed tennis in the Pelican Bay community and again won various tournaments.
In 2014, she and Dan remarried. They spent their time between NH and Florida when not traveling throughout the US. Pat is survived by her husband, Dan, and son Andrew, both of Lebanon, NH. She was predeceased by her son, Ryan, who died in Naples in September 2017.
Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL provided final arrangements for Pat. At her request, her ashes were spread at her favorite location at South Beach Clam Pass in Pelican Bay. You can leave condolences or memories about Pat on the funeral home's web site at the following link:
Pat was an avid reader and preached the value of books and reading to all her students. If you wish to honor Pat's legacy of books and reading, please consider donating in her name to The Books for Collier Kids program at the following link:,


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