Xander Kyle Louis Moran, age 3 years, of Washington Borough, NJ, died suddenly on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his home.
Born on August 21, 2013 at Hunterdon Medical Center, Raritan Township, NJ, he is the son of Ryan John Moran and Michele Robyn Cuccia Moran.
A member of The Church of St. Ann, Hampton, NJ, Xander had formerly attended St. Joseph’s Church, Washington, NJ.
Xander is one of those little boys who made an impression upon everyone with whom he came into contact. Known as the “little ladies man,” his smile and big brown eyes made him quite the little flirt who was the center of attention in any event.
He was the quintessential young boy who loved playing with his three sisters, music of all genres, his tool set, and anything related to Mickey Mouse.
Xander’s laugh was infectious and his humor made any situation better as he loved being around people. He had this indescribable charisma that far exceeded his age; his heart was big and all those fortunate enough to have known him are forever bettered by having him in their lives.
He was preceded in death by his namesake and uncle, Kyle Adam Moran on March 28, 2003 as well as by his maternal grandfather, Salvatore Ettore “Papa” Cuccia on October 20, 2016.
Surviving in addition to his beloved parents are his three adoring sisters, Mykaylah (12), Sophia (6) and Fionah (1), all at home; his maternal grandmother, Carol “Ma” LaLima Cuccia; his paternal grandfather and his wife, Patrick M. and Patricia “Bubba” Moran; his paternal grandmother and her husband, Cathy and Steve DeBellis; his aunts and uncles: Shawn and wife, Heather Moran, April and husband, Eugene Perez, Deanna Cuccia (also his god/guard-mother), Lauren Cuccia and her fiancé, Adam Piccotti, Christopher Cuccia (also his godfather) and Andrew Cuccia; his cousins, Casey Perez, Keegan Moran, and Brendan Moran; and many extended family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Rev. Michael C. Saharic will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in The Church of St. Ann, 32 Main Street, Hampton, NJ under the care and direction of Wright & Ford Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38 State Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery located on church grounds. Please meet directly at the church on Saturday morning.
Xander will lie in repose at the funeral home on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All those attending the visitation are asked to bring an ornament with a message attached for Xander and his family to be placed on a Christmas tree that will be next to the casket.
Everyone is invited to visit Xander’s permanent memorial site at www.wrightfamily.com to send a public or private message of condolence and to share stories and photographs of his life.
In lieu of flowers, and in addition to bringing an ornament for Xander’s tree, those wishing to make a memorial contribution to assist the family may do so by clicking HERE or visiting:https://www.youcaring.com/micheleryanmykaylahsophiaandfionahmoran-713998