The Rev. Dr. Michael Vincent Moro, 76, joined his Lord and Savior in the early hours of Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Michael was born July 29, 1943, in Columbus, Georgia, to the late Toby and Dominick Moro. He grew up in Mineola, New York.
He graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York. He attended Mount Saint Mary College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He studied medicine at the Università di Padova in Padua, Italy. He did a residency in Ob/Gyn, then was awarded a fellowship in gynecological oncology through Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York. Ultimately, he changed course and spent his career as a family practitioner.
An accomplished physician for over 45 years, Michael was also a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School and continued to serve with the school as a professor in the community for the duration of his career. While at EVMS, he received multiple awards including the Sir William Osler and Van Wolkenten awards. Teaching and sharing his love of medicine was a vital part of his life, and his passion for healing showed in his work every day. He remained in contact with many of his students after their graduations. He felt blessed to bring his gift of ministry and his passion of medicine together by being able to perform the marriage ceremonies of many medical students and residents.
He previously served on many boards, including Catholic Family Charities. He coached numerous youth sports and was instrumental in the formation of Tidewater Youth Lacrosse. Michael was very active in sports and the community throughout his life. While in medical school in Italy, he played professional rugby for Petrarca Rugby.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Fran; children, Loreen Clayton, Lisa Poole, and her husband, Danny, Michael Moro, and his wife, Claudia Muratori, Amy Moro, Geoffrey Moro, and his fiancée, Molly Fanney; grandchildren, Brittany Clayton, and her fiancé, Danny Fair, Nicholas Clayton, and Paul Moro; great-grandchild, Cooper Fair; sisters, Cookie Burnett, Eileen, and her husband, Dr. Aswini Lenora; brother, Robert “Bobby” Moro, and his wife, Toni; and many more extended family members and friends. He was also proud to have welcomed Emma and Sarah Poole and Maddy Fair to the family, who he proudly called his grandchildren.
A wake service, followed by a visitation, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 2, at Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. To honor Michael, the family requests that you bring a non-perishable item for the Church of the Ascension Food Pantry to the service.
“I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
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