Charles E. Moran, age 77, of Branford, passed away on April 29, 2013 in St. Raphael Hospital. Born in New Haven on June 12, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles E. Moran Sr, and Margaret E. Connolly Moran. Charlie was a graduate from Fordham University then continued on to SCSC & Fairfield University where he received his Masters Degree. He was a school teacher for 38 years for the Orange Board of Education. Charlie was a lifelong resident of New Haven before moving to Branford 15 years ago. He was a very charitable man, donating his time and money to many worthy organizations. He was a devoted son, always taking care of his mother in her time of need. He is survived by cousins, including Diane Yarish of Salem New York, nephews, nieces and a host of friends. His funeral will be Friday at 9:00 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden with his Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in St. Elizabeth Church on Burban Dr. in Branford. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Interment will follow the Mass in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to The Orchard House, 421 Shore Dr., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. For those of us who worked and played, Laughed and prayed with Charlie It is not a time of sadness, but a time of fond remembrance.We take comfort in the knowledge that Charlie is in peace and restoration with the Lord.

  2. I had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Charlie as a friend and colleague during my teaching years in Orange. Besides enjoying him, I always enjoyed stepping into his classroom. It was relaxed and child friendly just like he was and there was generally something interesting going on. If things got noisy at times it was out of excitement and enthusiasm. You could see that Charlie was a born teacher. He loved what he was doing and it showed. The planet has lost a very special person.

  3. I, along with at least two of my siblings, had Mr. Moran as a teacher. He was always wonderful to us and truly loved being a teacher. I consider myself privileged to have been one of his students, and I am sorry to hear of his loss. Rest in Peace, sir.

  4. My dear friend and colleague! Charlie was kind, gentle and so much fun! I left the Orange School System in 1978, but, as years passed… we stayed in touch. He was always there for me. I will miss him so much.

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