DEVOUT Catholic and dedicated music teacher Angela Emily Moran has died at the age of 83.

Born in London 1936, she had three brothers and a sister. The family moved to Canvey Island before moving to Luccombe in 1974.

Miss Moran and her sister Margaret lived together in Shanklin until Margaret’s death in 2015.

They travelled to Switzerland, Israel and many trips to Europe, including pilgrimages to Rome where she met Pope John Paul II, to Lourdes, Fatima and San Sebastián.

Her faith was very important to her and her annual processions to her grottos of Our Lady of All Nations in her garden were very spiritual events.

She was a talented musician and shared her gift with her many pupils, to whom she taught piano, organ, violin, cello, double bass and guitar.

Although she and her sister were spinsters, as teachers they both felt their countless pupils were their children. She had enormous success at the Isle of Wight Music Competition Festival.

Her role as choirmistress and organist at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shanklin, for decades, meant she contributed to many celebrations and events.

She also composed and arranged music. She loved all types of music, with Andre Rieu was a particular favourite.

Her charity work raised thousands of pounds for Save the Children, through her Christmas musical programmes.

For many years she held garden parties for the children of Chernobyl. She was known for huge parties to celebrate birthdays — held in her garden, there was always plentiful food, drink, music, entertainment and fireworks.

Miss Moran was known for always being immaculately turned out, complete with with co-ordinated handbags, shoes and umbrellas — with a particular liking for pink, red, purple and sparkles.

She spent the last two years living at Sandown Nursing Home, where she very comfortable and well looked after. Most important to her, she received communion and the church bulletins regularly.

She died after a short bout with pneumonia.

A service was held by Father Josef Gruszkiewicz of the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday at Carisbrooke Cemetery.

Miss Moran leaves her brothers John (Jack) and George.