East Longmeadow- Lily Jacqueline (Duquette) Moriarty, 96, passed away on May 22, 2019.Born in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, Lily was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Rosa (Riendeau) Duquette. She was a 1941 graduate of Commerce High School and a deeply faithful parishioner of St. Michael’s Church, East Longmeadow. Lily was predeceased by her husband James T. Moriarty; a son, Robert, a daughter-in-law, Mary; a son-in-law, Terry Davis; a brother, Norman Duquette, two sisters, Cecile Johnson and Jeanne Guilmette. Lily is survived by her two sons, Daniel G. Moriarty, of Taunton, MA, John D. Moriarty and wife Kelley of Eugene, Oregon; her daughter, Joan M. Davis of Eagan, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Shauna Dobek and husband Greg, Kara DeVoie and husband Chris, Jamie Stebbins and wife Kristin, Tim Moriarty and wife Leslie Suzuki, and Ryan Moriarty; 9 great grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, and extended family members.Lily met her husband, Jim, while working at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Longmeadow during the Second World War. Later, she put her prodigious talent to work as the baker at Longmeadow High School. Lily and Jim raised four children together during more than 60 years of marriage. Lily was healthy and active throughout her life: climbing trees into her seventies; playing basketball with her great grandchildren at 90; shoveling snow and raking leaves until moving from her house at nearly 92. She took her first canoe ride at 94.She was a much-loved resident of East Village Place in East Longmeadow, making close connections with those who lived and worked there.The family expresses their profound gratitude to the caring staff at East Village Place and Beacon Hospice.A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 am, July13 in St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow or to School Garden Project of Lane County www.schoolgardenproject.org. Forastiere Smith Family Funeral Home, East Longmeadow , has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit www.forastiere.com to offer a message of condolence.
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