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Michele Ann Moro

1961 ~ 2022 (age 61)
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Michele Ann Moro, M.D., age 61, of Albuquerque, N.M., died peacefully Nov. 10, 2022, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She tried everything that conventional or alternative medicine might offer to overcome her disease but in the end was taken too soon.

Michele will be remembered by those who loved her as a free-spirited woman who held onto her values. She was intelligent, knowledgeable, and full of wisdom. She worked quietly in the background and did not seek recognition. She had a timeless, clever sense of humor and could bring a smile to many if they were lucky enough to grasp one of her dry jokes. Michele's "love language" was gift-giving and she found joy in making others happy. Friends and family often received surprise packages from her with gifts that were thoughtful, generous, witty, and always appropriate. Michele always seemed to know what people wanted or needed, often before they did.

Michele had a sense of adventure, and she enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and Europe. She loved to grow herbs in her garden and try new recipes with a good glass of wine. When she couldn't travel anymore, she stayed connected with her family and friends with almost daily phone calls and texts, and many, many forwarded recipes. Every outreach from her was thoughtful, kind and selfless.

Her caring nature made her vocation as a pediatric anesthesiologist a perfect calling. Often, before surgery, she would visit with her young patients, bringing them a small stuffed animal and using the toy to describe what would happen during the surgery. She connected with the children while the parents looked on, but she always focused on lessening the suffering of the little ones in her care.

Michele earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Moravian College in Pennsylvania, and then a Master's degree in Public Health, and Doctorate of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She completed residencies in surgery and anesthesia at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She became a board-certified anesthesiologist working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque.

Michele was preceded in death by her father, Bernard V. Moro Sr., in 2015, and her mother E. Kathleen Moro, earlier this year. She is survived by her brother Bernard Vincent Moro, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Chadds Ford, PA, and her sister Nadine Conrad, and her husband Bob, of West Grove, PA. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Rachel "Sid" Moro, Philadelphia, PA; Bernard Vincent Moro III, Denver, CO; Mitchell Conrad, a student at York College, in York, PA, and Audrey Conrad, a student at West Chester University in West Chester, PA. She is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles, cousins, friends and her dog, Fiona.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Michele's long-time friend Lou Tanner, who loyally supported and devotedly cared for Michele throughout her illness and final days.

The office of Christian burial with divine liturgy for Michele Moro will be conducted at 10am Saturday, November 26 at St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 119 Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, PA. Interment with will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation at the church from 9am until the time of services.

To share words of comfort or a fond remembrance of Michele with her family, please visit https://www.frenchfunerals.com/obituary/Michele-Moro In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Doctors Without Borders, https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 26, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
November 26, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church
119 Berwick St.
Beaver Meadows, PA 18216

Graveside Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery
Route 93 West
Beaver Meadows, PA 18201

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