Moira McCarrens's Story
Moira McCarrens Langille, 79, of Venice, Florida, passed away on November 6, 2016, at Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota with her family by her side after a lengthy period of failing health.
Born on January 21, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, Moira was the eldest of four daughters of the late Arthur D. McCarrens and Constance Alexander McCarrens of Cleveland, Ohio. Moira grew up in the Shaker Heights district of Cleveland and attended Beaumont High School. For more than 50 years, she would travel to her family’s summer home on Salter’s Point in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In 1958, Moira graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York with a B.A. in psychology. After a career as a Title I special education teacher in Amesbury, Massachusetts, where she was a longtime resident, Moira earned a licensed practical nursing degree in 1985 at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She worked at Amesbury Hospital from 1985 to 1993. Upon retirement in 1993, she and her husband, Moyle “Duke” Langille, began wintering in Venice and became permanent residents. They summered in Ipswich, Massachusetts since 2000.
Moira and Duke enjoyed traveling to cities abroad such as Paris, Rome and London, and were aficionados of Broadway theater in New York. Moira was a docent at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota from 2000 to 2010, where she conducted tours of Ca’ d’Zan, John and Mable Ringling’s 56-room mansion. She loved yoga and established a close network of friends within the Venice yoga community.
Moira’s love and compassion for people, her gift for making friends, her sense of humor, and her passion for art, travel and history will be remembered by all who knew and loved her. She was wonderful conversationalist, a dedicated loving mother and grandmother, and a talented artist who enjoyed interior decorating and designing jewelry.
Moira is survived by her husband of 36 years, Moyle “Duke” Langille; three sisters, Katherine Brady of Naples, Florida, Constance McCarrens of Delray Beach, Florida and Megan McCarrens of Hamilton, Massachusetts; three children, Mark Connolly of Norfolk, Massachusetts, Rebecca Connolly Hackler of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Paull Connolly of Carlsbad, California; three step-children, Valerie Howard of Chelsea, Maine, Vickie Langille of Costa Mesa, California, and Michael Langille of Dupo, Illinois; five grandchildren and two step-grandsons; four step-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
A private gathering will be held in Venice. Another celebration of Moira’s life will be held in New England, to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Moira’s honor to the charity of your choice.
Published on  November 9, 2016