Joe’s funeral Mass will be held at St. Leo’s Church on Wednesday June 1st at Noon. Joe was very proud of being a West Point graduate and serving his country. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Veteran’s organization in his memory. Joe will be greatly missed by his family and those whose lives he touched.
Joseph T. Moriarty Sr., 86, of Leominster, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2022.
Joe was born in Charlestown, MA on September 27, 1935 the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Conley) Moriarty. He was a graduate of Boston Latin High School in 1953, later attending Boston College for two years and was then appointed to the United States Military Academy (West Point) by the Honorable Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill Jr. Joe graduated from West Point in 1959 and was married to Carol M. Bowes of Melrose, Ma on June 13, 1959. He then graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1968.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Carol M. Moriarty of Leominster; five children, Donna (Allen) of Belmont, Joseph T. Jr (of Lunenburg), Linda Moriarty of Leominster, Karen Reddington of Northboro and Kelly Moriarty of Leominster. Joe was grandfather to Michael Anthony, Jennifer Carol, Lauren Mary, Samantha Nicole, Anelise Marie, Kevin Joseph and Alyssa Mary.
Joe was active in his parish of Holy Family of Nazareth for many years. He was a member of the Parish Council and taught CCD for several years. In recent years, he was a member of St. Leo’s Parish.
Joe worked at Foster Grant in Leominster, Nortronics in Norwood and Mitre in Bedford. After graduating from law school, Joe worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County in the 1970’s. Joe eventually opened his own private practice and worked as an attorney in the community for forty-plus years. Joe also worked as a Public Defender in Worcester County during his career.
Joe was elected to the Leominster City Council, representing Ward 3, and served on the Council from 1970-1972, serving as Council President for one year. Joe was elected as Mayor of Leominster and served from 1978-1980.
Joe is pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph A. and Anna J. Moriarty, his loving sister, Elizabeth McCarthy, his beloved grandson, Michael Anthony Moriarty, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Joe’s family wishes to thank the staff from the Veterans Administration, Fitchburg Health Care, Always on Call, Brookhaven Hospice and everyone who gave such loving care to Joe.