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Shirley Ann Moran

October 3, 1945 — March 14, 2022

Shirley Ann Moran, age 76, passed away on March 14, 2022 at White Rock Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Shirley was born October 3, 1945, in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of James and Constance Costello.

In her youth she and her family were fixtures of the Buffalo community as owners of Costello Wallpaper and Paint. From a young age she worked as a sales associate at the store. In 1963 she graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy.

In the ten years after graduating from high school, she earned a two-year Business Associates degree, worked as a floor manager at Sanger-Harris Department store, and attended the University of Buffalo, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. While attending the University, she met her husband, Michael Moran.

Soon after marrying, the two moved to Dallas, Texas where she used her experience and education while working as a customer service representative for Neiman Marcus, sometimes handling the accounts of well-known celebrities.

As their family grew, they moved to Mesquite, Texas where she transitioned to leading PTA membership drives, supporting little league fundraisers, and making sure everyone stayed on schedule - no small feat for a mom who made sure her children never missed out on the opportunities the world had to offer.

Shirley's greatest life accomplishment was the family that she created, took care of, raised, provided for, nurtured, loved, and adored. From always assuring that her husband and children were happy and healthy, to spoiling her grandchildren, Shirley was the glue that held her family together.

Shirley was a generous, wise, resourceful woman who made the most of every minute she was among us. Her gentle smile, advice, stories, and lasagna will be missed by those who loved her most. However, she has left a profound legacy that her family has promised to carry on, a legacy that includes living each day as honestly and as whole-heartedly as possible, and valuing family above all else. She will forever, for all eternity, live on in their hearts. We love you, Nana!

Shirley Ann Moran is survived by her husband Michael Moran, her daughter Kathleen Colón (Cesar), her son Paul Moran (Susan), her son Michael Moran (Belinda); and 4 grandchildren Dylan, Kaitlyn, Henry, and Benjamin.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Constance Costello, her brother James Costello, and sister Harriet Kolveck.


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