Thomas Moran, Sr

Thomas “TomCat” Webster Moran, Sr., age 73, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at his home. 

Thomas was born on July 3, 1947, to Hilliard and Marguerite (Hanna) Moran, Sr. in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  On August 8, 1964, he married Christine Hutte in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  Thomas was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, the Sons of the VFW, and the Moose Lodge.  He also was a Foreman Painter for the Mackinac Bridge for over 32 years.  Thomas enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren. 

Thomas is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christine Hutte; his children:  Lisa Moran of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Tom (Becky) Moran of Alabama; Bonnie (Albert) Lehre of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Michael Moran of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; and Dawn Moran of Sault Ste. Marie, MI.  Thomas is also survived by his nine grandchildren:  Robert (Justine) Povey, Adam (Alyssa) Povey, Alan (Amanda) Lehre, Andrew (Patty) Lehre, Amanda (Ben) Simpkin, Aaron Lehre, Laura Moran, Karen Ann (Joe) Moran, and Jakylyn Goodnoe; and his 18 great-grandchildren. 

Thomas is also survived by his siblings:  Terry (Deanna) Moran, Jeff (Kathy) Moran, Eli Moran, Larry Moran, George (Jami) Moran, and Hilda Moran, all of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Beverly (Elmer) Blemke of Alpena, MI; Patrick Perron of California, and John (Kim) Clexton of Gladwin, MI; and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his father-in-law: Basil Willis; and brothers-in-law: David (Diane) Hutte, Jack (Carol) Hutte, Rodney (Renee) Hutte, and Joe Mahoney.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Laura Moran; a sister: Mary Hanna; a granddaughter: Jessica McKechnie; his mother-in-law: Betty Willis; and a sister-in-law: Cheryl Mahoney.

A celebration of Thomas’s life will be held later this summer. 

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