Deacon Gene F. Moir Sr.
Deacon Gene F. Moir Sr.
Deacon Gene F. Moir Sr., who served in St. Veronica Parish, Howell, for 36 years, and most recently served as a deacon in St. Monica Parish, Jackson, died March 20 in his Lakewood residence. He was 77.

Born in Jersey City in 1942, Deacon Moir grew up in Hoboken and was a graduate of Demarest High School. His work and service experience included serving as a former captain of the ambulance squad in Lyndhurst, membership in the Knights of Columbus, chief operating office of Motors & Drives, Inc., and was president of the NY/NJ EASA Chapter. He was ordained a deacon in 1985 by Bishop John C. Reiss in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

Deacon Moir is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances; four sons, Gene Jr. (Diane); David Sr. (Jeanne); Stephen J. (Jennifer), and Craig C. (Krystal); eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, his funeral service will be conducted privately under the direction of the Lakewood Funeral Home, Howell. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Memorial donations may be sent to: Tunnels to Towers Foundation at or call 718-987-1931.