Angela Emily Moran R.I.P.

Born in London 1936, Angela moved to Luccombe in 1974 and then to Shanklin, where she lived with her sister, Margaret, until she died five years ago.

The two sisters travelled to Switzerland, Israel and went on several pilgrimages to Lourdes, Fatima, San Sebastián and Rome, where she met Pope John Paul II.

Angela was a talented musician and shared her gift with her many pupils, to whom she taught piano, organ, violin, ‘cello, double bass and guitar.

Although she and her sister were spinsters, as teachers they both felt their countless pupils were their children. She had enormous success at the Isle of Wight Music Competition Festival.

Angela was a devout Catholic and dedicated music teacher. She was also the choir-mistress and organist at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shanklin, for many years and she made a valuable contribution to the liturgy.

For many years she arranged an annual procession in her garden in honour of Our Lady of All Nations.

She was known for her charity work, especially supporting Save the Children.

She spent the last two years living at Sandown Nursing Home, where she looked forward to receiving Holy Communion, brought to her on a regular basis.

Angela died after a short bout of pneumonia.

Her Funeral Mass was offered by Fr. Josef at Sacred Heart, Shanklin on 3rd June followed by burial at Carisbrooke Cemetery. Several Masses for the repose of her soul have also been offered.

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