Frances Loretta Moreno
Frances Loretta Moreno
  • August 23, 1929 - October 4, 2015
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Niantic- Frances L. Moreno- 86, of Tabernacle Ave, died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at her residence.
Mrs. Moreno was born on August 23, 1929 in New York City the daughter of Francis and Malene (Lawson) Duffy. She is predeceased by her husband of 50 years, John Moreno in 2002.
During the early years of their marriage and raising her family she traveled with her husband to various states on the east coast. She always found the good in everywhere she went. In the 1960's She was involved in Scouting with her children and was the first woman to be elected to the Boy Scouts Gulf Coast Scouting Consul.
She was the owner the Made to be Loved Doll Hospital on Main St. Niantic for 30 years. She and her daughter provided people with repairs and information about their treasured childhood possessions. She was also one of the founding members of the Downtown Niantic Merchants Group, that originated the Holiday Light Parade, and the Halloween Trick or Treating on Main St.
Throughout her life she had always put family and friends first. She always found time to listen to others and try to help them with their problems.
She enjoyed being able to relax in her garden and send time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and their friends. She was Nana to them all.
Mrs. Moreno is survived by her daughter Malene Moreno, two sons Frank Moreno and John Moreno and his wife Cristina all of Niantic. Four grandsons John Moreno III and his wife Jen, David Moreno and his wife Amy, Richard Moreno and his wife Alicia and Steven Moreno. Four great-Grandchildren Amanda, Cole, Emily, and Keely. Her sisters Joan Pearson of Salem, Ann Samul of New London, and Diane Robinson of North Carolina.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT 06357. Please visit for photos, tributes, directions and more service information. Donations may be made in her memory to charities of your choice.