Michael T. Moriarty, 94, of Benton, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Countryside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Bardwell, Kentucky.
A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Highway 68 West in Aurora, with visitation to begin at 9 a.m. Father Gregory Trawick will officiate. Committal with military honors will follow at noon at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St., in Cadiz, is in care of arrangements.
Born June 2, 1926, in Memphis, Tennessee, he was the son of the late John Francis Moriarty and Cleo Sadler Moriarty.
He joined the United States Army in 1944, serving in WWII, and was awarded the Purple Heart medal for injuries received in action in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1946 but was called from inactive duty in 1950 to again serve his country during the Korean War. After his military service, he returned home to Memphis where he worked for 30 years as a machinist for International Harvester. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Aurora, he enjoyed reading and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jackie Moriarty and William “Bill” Moriarty; and three sisters, Margaret Kuntzman, Antoinette Baer, and Jean Marshall.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia Moriarty of Benton; and two sons, John Joseph Moriarty and Michael Patrick Moriarty.