GARDNER - James H. Moore, 78, of 52 Sunset Road, died peacefully Monday morning, May 1, 2017 in Golden Living Center, Fitchburg, after a period of declining health.
He was born in Gardner on December 10, 1938, son of the late Harold E. and Katherine (Hunt) Moore and was a 1956 graduate of Gardner High School. He later graduated from Worcester Junior College.
Jim worked for Simplex for 17 years as its assistant traffic manager. Along with his late father, he had formerly operated the former Whitcomb Travel Agency in Leominster. He later worked in retail at the Value House in Sanford, Maine and then at Grinnell Fire Protection in Providence, Rhode island. In recent years, he had worked as a sales representative for 13 years at the former Stanleys Oldsmobile. He had also worked part time as a funeral assistant for the former Smith Funeral Home.
Jim was a former member of Ocean Masonic Lodge in Wells, Maine, First Baptist Church of Gardner, the Ridgely Club and Wachusett Traffic Club.
He leaves his wife, Jacqueline L. (Franck) Moore; four children, Deborah Allie and her husband Jim of Gardner, Steven Moore of Gardner, Sharon Matthews and her husband Donald of Warwick and Bridget Moore of Gardner, who cared for him daily; his former wife, Sally Oja of Winchendon; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A brother, David E. Moore, preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12 Noon in Green Bower Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to Gardner Animal Control, 899 West Broadway, Gardner, MA 01440.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.