Catherine Q. Moran, had a beautiful heart

November 29, 2017

Catherine Q. Moran, 88, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 20, 1929, in Kensington, Md., daughter of the late Ralph Edwards and Molly Edwards-Simpson.

Catherine and her late husband, Edgar, moved to Lewes in 1997. She was a one-of-a-kind, unique, strong-willed woman who had a beautiful heart. She enjoyed spending time with her large, loving family. In her spare time she liked to go bowling, playing cards and winning (occasionally) at the Delaware casinos for many years. Catherine was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Chapter 42793 and Conley's United Methodist Church in Lewes. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.

Catherine is survived by her four daughters and their spouses: Beverly and Jim Annadale of Harwood, Md., Priscilla and Wes Milstead of Millsboro, Sharon and Cliff Litchenberg of Milton, Patricia and Jimmer Demers of Annapolis, Md.; her one son, Melvin Quinn of Owings, Md.; her 11 grandchildren: Mark (Selene) Annadale, Melinda (Ken) Thomas, Tom (Trish) Shahady, Joe (Carrie) Shahady, Greg (Jessica) Shahady, Brian Gunn, Troy (Katie) Demers, Ryan (Ashlie) Demers, Chris (Laura) Quinn, Justin Quinn and David (Megan) Quinn; and her 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m., at Conley's United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyns Way, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Catherine's name be sent to Compassionate Care Hospice, 20165 Office Circle, Suite 2, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements are handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel. Please visit Catherine's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at