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“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jim and I were stationed together as Radiomen at the Navy Exam Center Pensacola in the 70s. We went to Norfolk for...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Harlan E. Flick - Pace, FL

“I served with Jim 1966 to 1969 onboard the USS Schofield DEG-3, he was my boss and good friend, I will miss him greatly. God Bless and smooth seas...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Jack Walling - Dorris, CA

“Mr. Moriarty used to monogram baseball gloves and baseballs. I still have a mitt, first-baseman's glove and a baseball he did for me when I was a...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Seames O'Grady - Tyler, TX

“Patti, Our hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your father. Brianna says, "She can help you feel better and make you smile." You...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Dave Gayton and Little Brianna - VA

“I am Bill (first cousin) and Marie MacSweeney's daughter. My grandmother Catherine was Helen's sister. Please accept our condolences. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Laura MacSweeney - RI

“Patty, My heart aches for you and your family. You are a good friend and your parents raised a wonderful and strong person. I know you were...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Debi Ernest - Virginia Beach, VA

“Our deepest sympathy to all the Moriarty family. With thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Ron and Theresa Augustin - VA

“Dear Patti and Family, Mindy and I send you our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you each and every day. ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: William Hazel - Virginia Beach, VA

“For Jim's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was stunned to learn that you all have lived so close nearby all these years. I have many fond...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Henry Trostle - Suffolk, VA

“Katie & Family, You are in my thoughts & prayers. So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Sheila Moriarty - Worcester, MA

“We are so sorry for this loss. Our hearts are full of many special moments and hugs shared from Grandpa Jim. We will know you are now with us...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Deborah,Brianna and Gracey Moriarty - WA

“Patti, I know how close you were to your father. I'm not much with words, but I want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Les Trafton - Virginia Beach, VA

“I was deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Moriarty's passing. I hope that you will find peace and strength in knowing that he is in a better place. Rely...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Bonnie Joe Rafter - Tampa, FL

“May God's love bring you peace and comfort during your time of sadness and loss. Our prayers are with you and your family! Love George and Michele...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Michele Christian - chesapeake, VA

“Dear Patti, please take Christine's and my sincere sympathy!! "You have not lost me, I am just preceded" ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Soenke Marahrens - Virginia Beach, VA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: Frank & Rebecca & Rebecca Roberts - VA

“God bless you and your family. We share in your sadness at the loss of your father. May you be comforted by the words of our lord. Until we all meet...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: George & Jane Kickhofel - VA

“Dear Moriarty Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love of friends and family give you comfort in...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Vincent and Paula MacDonald - VA

“Dear Katie and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Pat.John and family ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: John and Pat Grant - Va. Beach, VA

“Dear Katie and family, We are sorry for your loss of James. Cousin James was a hero of mine for his Navy service when I was just a little tyke...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Eileen & Patrick Murphy - NJ

“Dear Kati, We just received the news of the passing of James. Please accept our deepest condolences and our prayers. I can still remember the great...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Joan & Dan Mac Sweeney - NY

“Katie and family, please accept my deepest condolences and prayers for your loss. I served with Master Chief Moriarty on USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: EDWARD MEBANE - virginia beach, VA

“Dear Patti, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know you are proud of his service to our country as well as his guidance and love as your...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Warren Curd - Virginia Beach, VA

“Jim and Theresa and family.. Sorry for you and your family GOD BLESS YOU ALL Susan and MAtthew Parker ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Ms Susan Corinne Parker - Naples, FL

“Eric and I are so saddened by Jim's passing. We will always think of him hanging out by the pool at the beach house taking such pride and joy at...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Virginia and Eric Bendle - Naples, FL

“Dear Patti and all of your family, we offer our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dad. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Richard and Karen Waterval - VA

“Dear Patti and family, Just wanted you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sure your father was as much an honor to his...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Nelson and Sherry Eskey - VA

“Dear Patty and family- On behalf of all of your "other family" at the museum, please know that you are in our prayers in this most heartrending...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Mike Potter - virginia beach, VA

“I served with Jim onboard USS ROOSEVELT. We always wondered why he didn't make RMCS. I recommended he go to DC and check his records. There was...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Jeff Pohly - VA

“Dear Moriarty Family, We at Phillips Destination Management Services were so saddened to hear about Jim's passing. Jim drove many, many day trips...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Anne Phillips - Norfolk, VA


RMCM James Michael Moriarty, USN (Ret.), 76, of the 1500 block of Beachview Dr., Virginia Beach, VA, passed away March 17, 2012, in Sentara Leigh Hospital. A native of Worcester, MA, he was the son of the late James and Helen Moriarty. He retired from the United States Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer after 34 years of service. He also worked for Venture Tours. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Katherine F. "Katie" Moriarty; two daughters, Patricia M. Nelson and husband Michael of Virginia Beach, VA and Cathleen M. Ronaghan and fiancé John Mackay of Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA; three sons, James M. Moriarty, Jr. and wife Theresa and Paul J. Moriarty, both of Naples, FL and Jack D. Moriarty and wife Marsha of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother, Michael V. Moriarty; and seven grandchildren, Caitlyn, Zachary, Jack, Megan, Kelly, Jimmy and Gracey. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at The Catholic Church of the Ascension with Fr. Charles L. Breindel officiating. The burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel is in charge. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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