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W. Barry Moriarty, C.M.W., 1940-2017


W. Barry Moriarty, C.M.W.Barry Moriarty, age 77, of Chicago, Illinois, died on March 1, 2017 at DePaul Vincentian Residence in Chicago.

Beloved son of the late Theresa (Ryan) and Daniel Moriarty; brother to the late Daniel Moriarty (Kaye); the late Carol Sweeny (Ted); Sr. Rita Moriarty, CSJ; Sharon (Doug) Waite; Terry Moriarty; Mary Beth Sorrels (Stan), and uncle to many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.

He joined the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) in 1958 and was ordained to the priesthood at DeAndreis Seminary, Lemont, Illinois, by Archbishop John Cody on May 19, 1967. He served in Lemont, Kansas City, and St. Louis before moving on to further studies in spirituality and in English, graduating with a doctorate. He was pastor of St. Vincent de Paul parish in Chicago (1988-94). Fr. Moriarty served at the Vincentian DePaul Center in Kenya until 2013.

Funeral was at St. Vincent de Paul parish, Chicago; followed by the Mass of the reconciliation and private burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Congregation of the Mission, Western Province, 13663 Rider Trail North, Earth City, MO 63045 (www.vincentian.org).