Jean Louise Moore was a devoted sister, caring aunt and kind friend. She died on July 10 at the age of 94 after several months as a patient at The Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA.
She was born to Margaret Helen Moore and Milton Green Moore on April 18, 1927 in Dorchester, MA. Jean was predeceased by her parents and siblings William Moore, Patricia Lipscomb, Margaret Melanson and Sheila Hamrock. She is survived by her brother-in law, Joseph Lipscomb, 16 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Jean attended Milton High School and held several jobs before settling in at The First National Bank of Boston. She spent her career working in banking, mainly in international accounting, where she developed many life-long friendships.
After retiring in1988, Jean embarked on some traveling adventures. Her favorite destinations were Bermuda and Ireland. In Ireland she visited Roundstone, the birthplace of her maternal grandmother. This piqued Jean’s interest in her family ancestry. She undertook a major project researching the Moore/Cassidy heritage resulting in a wonderful family tree providing her extended family a wonderful picture of their ancestry.
Throughout her life, Jean was an avid reader. She took great pleasure reading a good book or tackling a challenging New York Times crossword puzzle. She even enjoyed solving word puzzles until her final days.
Family was the most important part of her life. Everything centered on her huge, extended family, and family gatherings were some of her favorite times. The backyard BBQs and holiday gatherings with the Cassidy, Hamrock, Melanson, O’Brien and Stevens clans were very special to her. None of us will forget Aunt Jean’s delicious chocolate chip cookies, a must-have at every event, and always the first food to vanish. Our Aunt Jean, Uncle Billy, and Grandmother played an important role in our childhood. There were many magical moments sledding down the hill behind the stonewall, looking for coins under seat cushions and Uncle Billy’s bed, playing Pokeno in the dining room with the red chips in the Pyrex bowls or sleeping on the front porch at 18 Brae Burn during the summer. We fondly remember the joy of fishing and swimming with the three of them from Uncle Billy’s boat. They treated us to great adventures such as trips to Hammond Castle, Higgins Armory, Steamtown USA, Niagra Falls. Even simple things like looking for money rocks on Nantasket Beach became great adventures. Many of these outings ended with dinner and ice cream sundaes at Howard Johnson’s. These are cherished memories we still talk about today.
Jean was devoted to her three sisters and dealt with the unimaginable when each was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She visited them often and gave their spouses respite by taking Peg or Sheila out for the day. She even traveled to PA and spent time with Patricia. Her love for them shined brightly.
As we “close the blinds” on Jean’s life, we are reminded how faith was the compass that led the path for Jean each day. Her faith was deep and abiding. Jean’s prayer group was a very important and supportive group of friends. She loved the time spent with them and often mentioned them in stories she shared with us. She cherished her collection of rosaries and used them twice daily. She found comfort in daily prayer and always included additional prayers for those in need. She will be missed deeply and remember fondly.
Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Wednesday morning at 10:30 Visitation at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday morning prior to the mass from 9:30 am to 10 am. Burial Milton Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Assn at www.alz.org.
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