Kelly P. Moran, 65, of Northborough



Northborough – On Thursday, November 11, 2021, Kelly Patrick Moran, 65, passed away peacefully at her home after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was surrounded by his relatives.

Born in Indiana but raised primarily in Ohio and Kentucky, Kelly’s heart eventually drove him to Massachusetts, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Kelly has been a Staples head office employee for almost 30 years. He was an accomplished outdoor enthusiast and avid athlete. Whether it is climbing or descending mountains, participating in athletics, soccer, basketball or cycling, from his youth to his adult life, he has found joy in every activity and every sport. He was a beloved camp counselor at Camp Piomingo in Brandenburg, Ky., Alongside his lifelong friend Robert Sprawls.

Kelly had a deep love of music that spanned all areas of her life. He was an accomplished drummer and guitarist. A master craftsman, he combined his love of music with his love of woodworking to make his own guitars.

Whenever he got the chance, Kelly enjoyed traveling, both at home and abroad. He enjoyed exploring other cultures and better understanding how we are united by our commonalities instead of being separated by our differences.

Even in her last days, Kelly found the strength to enjoy one of her favorite pastimes – eating Northborough House of Pizza and watching the New England Patriots hand-beat their opponent with his family.

Kelly was full of love and cared about others. He was a man of few words, but when he talked about things that mattered to him, he said it all. He was very proud of his daughter, Hannah Bea. Kelly was kind, balanced and important to everyone who met her.

He is survived by: his daughter, Hannah Bea Moran of Northborough MA; his ex-wife, Shawn Gillespie of Hudson MA; her sister, Martha Moran and her husband, Mike Shatzkin of New York; his brother, Kevin Moran and his wife Amy Pritts of Milford OH; her sister, Karen Shively of Dublin OH; his brother Kenan Moran of Hoboken NJ; nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Moran.

A celebration of life will take place in the spring of 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kelly’s name can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, PO Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238 (

Hays Funeral Home in Northborough participated in the arrangements.



Comments are closed.