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Mayor Hogsett declares Sept. 15 Mary Moriarty-Adams Day in honor of longtime city councilor who died

Posted: 5:19 PM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 23:10:08-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has declared Saturday, September 15, Mary Moriarty-Adams day in honor of the longtime City-County Councilor who passed away Thursday evening after a battle with cancer.

Moriarty-Adams, 64, was a Democrat who served on the Indianapolis City-County Council for nearly 30 years, from 1988 – 2015. Her district was on the east side, representing the Little Flower neighborhood.

Moriarty-Adams also served as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.

Her visitation will be Friday, September 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held the following day at the church starting at 10 a.m.

Mayor Hogsett issued the following statement Friday saying Moriarty-Adams’ service forever changed the city for the better.

“Last night, our city lost a community leader and public servant who dedicated her life to making Indianapolis a better place.

For nearly three decades as a City-County Councillor, Mary was a tireless worker on behalf of her constituents and proud advocate for the men and women of our public safety departments. But like so many others, she was more than that to me: Mary was a lifelong friend who freely offered the same unwavering loyalty and razor-sharp wit that she gave everyone in her life.

I had the privilege to work alongside Mary on many issues over the years, and there was no one better to have at your side when it came time to roll up your sleeves and get things done. It was that grit and indomitable spirit that helped her improve the lives of those on the Eastside and bend the trajectory of Indianapolis toward greater heights for this and future generations. Her legacy of service has forever changed our city for the better.

Steph and I offer our heartfelt condolences to the Moriarty family, and our thoughts are with them during this time of loss.”

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