Obituary of Laura D. Moran
Moran, Laura D. (nee Brown) Suddenly July 13, 2019 of Derby, NY. Beloved wife of Paul Moran; devoted mother of Sara (Dan) Kortum, Steven (Lauren) Moran, and Meghan (Joshua) Settlemyer; cherished grandmother of Christian, Ethan, Sophia, Victoria, Matthew, and Paul; loving daughter of the late Paul and Martha Brown; dear sister of late Valerie (late Bill) Wagner; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends received on Wednesday from 4 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Please leave online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
Laura Moran was so much more than your typical suburban mom, she was known for her kindness and compassion but has been known to be quite the firecracker, and she made sure to let you know what she was thinking. As she got older, she certainly got bolder, but she was the nicest person for the job. Her hometown team was the Buffalo Bills, and she was incredibly passionate for their games. Football Sundays were a weekly family event, and while yelling at the refs and being quite vocal throughout the game, it was joked that Laura had a “Bills’ Voice” on Sundays.
Laura enjoyed many things in life and never said no to a glass of wine, especially her boxed White Zinfandel. In fact, one of her favorite trips was wine touring in Niagara on the Lake with her daughters. She had a second home in Old Forge in the Adirondack’s where she enjoyed activities like hiking, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing with her husband. Laura liked to watch the Old Forge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and always made it a family celebration. Laura adored nature and the beauty that she found in the great outdoors. She has a big 150 lb. Newfoundland dog named Molly, and they would often go walking in Evangola State Park. Molly and Laura were inseparable.
Laura was a huge fan of music, in fact Laura and her husband Paul have been known to attend her favorite bands’ concerts, like Fleetwood Mac and Gordon Lightfoot. Laura loved her family, and always put them 1st. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and she loved to spoil her grandpuppies as well. Laura liked to paint, especially on stones and slates to decorate. She’d give some to the family and has been seen around the local craft shows with her beautiful paintings. Around the house, Laura would spend much of her time gardening flowers and vegetables, and enjoyed a good paranormal investigation show with her granddaughters.