Seneca Falls/Fairport: Julia Moreland, 98, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at
The Fairport Baptist Nursing Home with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church in Seneca Falls on Monday, August 2nd at 10 AM with
interment to follow at St. Columbkille Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to
either the Seneca Falls or Waterloo libraries in memory.
Julia was a lifelong resident of Seneca Falls, born on January 14, 1923, the daughter of the late
William and Anna (Latties) Sanderson. She graduated from Mynderse Academy in 1940 and
married her high school sweetheart, John Moreland Sr. on October 19, 1946, shortly after he
returned from the US Army in WWII. They were married for 56 years until his passing on
January 12, 2002. It wasn't until after John's passing that Julia moved to Fairport in 2004 to be
closer to family.
Upon graduating high school, Julia worked at Goulds Pumps as a secretary and volunteered in
the Air Raid Warden program during WWII. After raising her 4 children she returned to work at
the Seneca Falls Library as a Librarian until she retired in 1990. During her lifetime, Julia was a
member of the K of C Auxiliary, and a member of St Patrick's Church where she volunteered
on many committees over the years. She liked to travel and visit family; she liked to knit, paint,
and was an avid reader.
She is survived by sons, John (Margaret) Moreland of Webster, NY; David Moreland of
Cortland, NY; daughters, Margaret Moreland of Seneca Falls; Carol (Moreland) Locke of
Fairport, NY; two grandsons, Bradley (Lisa), Patrick (Kelly); five granddaughters, Marcia
(Sean), Kristin, Melissa (Miguel), Tricia (Charles), Alyssa; eleven great-grandchildren and a
brother, William (Phyllis) Sanderson of Phoenix, AZ. In addition to her parents and husband,
John, she is predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Kruse and Emma L. Moore.
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