Robert J. Moran’s long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease came to a merciful end just after midnight on June 11. His wife Robyn, was at his side. It was a difficult journey but now he is at peace. Robb was a resident of Sanibel, Florida.
Robb was born to Matthew and Margaret Moran in Waterbury on March 13, 1948, and had one sibling, his brother Douglas Moran of Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Wilby High School, as well as The University of Connecticut.
Robb and Robyn met in 1983, and were married in December 1990, and lived in Woodbury with a second home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. While living in Woodbury, Robb served on the library board, was active in the Republican Club, and was a volunteer fire fighter. He had a strong sense of community and believed in giving back. In 1971, he joined the Waterbury Police Department, where he had a very successful career with many promotions through the years. He retired in 1991 as captain. Also in 1991, he graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. His most favored position was commander of the Vice and Intelligence Unit. Upon his retirement, he was invited to be the vice chairman of the Connecticut Board of Parole by then-Governor John G. Rowland. Robb served in this position for eight years and upon his second retirement in 2003, he and his wife Robyn, relocated from Woodbury to Sanibel, Florida.
During the years he lived in Sanibel, Robb was on the Sanibel Park and Recreation Board, a founding member of the Sanibel/Captiva Republican Caucus, serving as chairman for many years he was also a member of the Sanibel Captiva Board of Realtors. When relaxing, he found enjoyment through his love of the ocean, boating, fishing, baseball, reading, and the tropical lifestyle. He was also a talented woodworker. Something else that brought him much joy was his beloved cat Blackie; they were inseparable.
Robb is survived by the love of his wife Robyn Moran; his daughters Kelly Hahn (and husband Sam) of Guilford, Laura Gardner (and her husband Brandon) of Sanibel, Florida, and Tracy Adams (and her husband Mike) of Castle Rock, Colorado; and his son Jack Moran (and his wife Karen) of Niantic.
Robb was dearly loved by his grandchildren, Nathan Adams, Connor Moran, Aidan Adams, Sydney Hahn, Logan Adams, Julia Hahn, Levi Gardner, and Aili Gardner. Their grandfather will be greatly missed.
A Mass will be held at noon on Friday, June 18, at St. George Catholic Church, 33 Whitfield, Street, Guilford, with a reception to follow.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, Florida, to thank them for their care and compassion through this journey.