It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Patricia “Trish” Moreno (née Hamilton) on March 24, 2020, after a long-term illness. Her husband was at her side. Trish was born and raised in Long Beach, California, and lived her adult life in Redondo Beach. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 48½ years, Armando Moreno, and was preceded in death by her parents, sister and daughter. Trish spent her 33-year career working for TRW. She started as a clerk/typist and worked her way up to a software systems analyst, looking for ways software might fail. Many engineers specifically requested Trish because they knew she was a master at finding software weaknesses. She had a big heart, was politically informed and active all her life (she went to hear Dr. Martin Luther King in Los Angeles), and had great compassion for the downtrodden. She was a talented musician and delighted many choirs with her rich, beautiful alto voice. She was a devoted wife and treasured friend to many, always lending a supportive ear, and had an infectious laugh. A mass and celebration of life will be held at a later date at St. Catherine Laboure in Torrance. Trish was a rare and loving individual who will be sorely missed.

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  1. Armando, My sincere condolences on Trish’s passing. I didn’t get to see you all enough over the past few years, but I will always treasure Trish and her kindness, encouragement and easy smile. It was such a pleasure singing in various groups with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and all of us who are missing her presence.

  2. Trish was an inspiration to me in how much she cared about other people. She would bring to my attention who individually or as a group was in need and she would do her best to follow through with her mission. It was SUCH a delight to hear her sing whether chorally or as a soloist. And she was so supportive spiritually – when I went through a hard time – knowing her prayers were with me. Even though I did not see enough of her these past few years, I shall miss her twinkling eyes and fantastic sense of humour. God bless you, Dear Mando, in being by her side.

  3. I will miss my sweet friend-more-like-a-sister for the rest of my days. I’m so glad that I had all the years with her that I had, and I hope she is soaring around now feeling the liberation from her body.

  4. Armando, we will miss her a lot… all these years friends at TRW. Yes, she was excellent at everything she did, had a great laugh, and was always ready to help anyone. Treasure your memories of her, as we will treasure ours. May she rest in piece. Love, Lolo

  5. Armando,
    Sorry to read about Trish passing. There are no words that can comfort you at this time. Please know that you and Trish are remembered, in our thoughts and prayers.
    May she rest in peace.


  6. Trish and “Mando” were a large part of our lives when my wife, Maggie Joy, and I lived in LA. Trish was always full of fun and laughter, and the glint in her eye foretold of a clever line or quick quip about to be delivered. I have often prayed for the two of them, and will hold Mando in my heart as he goes through the grieving process. It will get just a little better every week for you, my friend, as it has for me. May God rest Trish’s soul, and give you both His wonderful pease.

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