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Irene B. MooreJanuary 21, 1923 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 94)
WINCHENDON - Irene B. Moore, 94, of Winchendon, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 8, 2017.
She was born on January 21, 1923 in Winchendon, the daughter of the late John and Madeline (Ryan) Brow. She attended Winchendon schools, graduating from Murdock High School, Class of 1941. During World War Two, she worked as a secretary at Winchendon Furniture Company.
In November 1945, she married Seaman First Class John R. Moore of Leominster. She lived in Leominster for 42 years, raising five children and working for many years at West Side Pharmacy. In 1987 she returned to Winchendon, where she remained for the rest of her life.
She enjoyed dancing, especially to the music of the Big Band Era. She cherished the memory of a 1973 trip to Hawaii where she danced with singer Don Ho. She spent many enjoyable summers at the family camp at Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam, NH. Her favorite colors were pink and purple and her favorite dinner out was lazy lobster. In later years, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, trips to Foxwoods and most recently, playing the "balloon bop" game at Broadview Assisted Living.
She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Moore and son musician John S. "Johnny" Moore, both of Leominster, son-in-law Paul Cormier of Royalston, and siblings, Raymond Brow, Dorothy Sibley and Lorraine Gendron, all of Winchendon.
She leaves four children, Nancy Williams of Fitzwilliam, NH, Maureen Moore of Charlestown, Michael Moore of Fitchburg and Patricia Cormier of Royalston; seven grandchildren, Melissa Moore of Fitchburg, Nathan Moore of Charlestown, Jonathan "Fin" Moore of Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Williams of Turners Falls, Kyle Williams of Fitzwilliam, NH, Jennifer Fowler and her husband Ulysses and Crystal Shotwell and her husband Matthew of Gardner. She has ten great grandchildren, Jared Bourque, Sylvie Moore, Tyson Trimel, Paul and Ayla Fowler; Madisyn, Hannah, Owen and Emma Shotwell; and Rhys Williams, a sister-in-law Marilyn Cote of CA, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 10 to 11 A.M.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Patients Activities Fund of Broadview Assisted Living, 547 Central Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.