Barbara Moore, obituary

Posted:  Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:00pm

BRUNSWICK — Barbara O. Moore, 90, entered eternal life in the comfort of her home, while beginning the day on March 16, 2017.

Born in Topsham on Nov. 17, 1926, she was the daughter of Earl L. Sr. and Gertrude Driscoll Ormsby. Educated in local schools, she was a 1944 graduate of Brunswick High School. While in her Junior year of high school, Barbara began employment with the Brunswick Times Record, where she worked until her marriage in 1946.

On July 1, 1946, she married the love of her life, Chester F. Moore, in LaPlata, Md. In 1948, the couple returned to Brunswick. In support of her husband's career with First National Stores, Barbara lived in various Maine locations. In 1959, they settled in Rockport, where they lived until Chester’s death in 1998. In 2015, Barbara returned to Brunswick, where she and brother, Gilbert, as support for each other, resided at Coastal Landing.

For many years, Barbara was an active member of the West Rockport Baptist Church, where she served on the Hospitality and Flower committees and was a choir member.

Barbara considered her primary vocation to be that of homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She was devoted to all her family and never missed acknowledging a birthday.

In addition to her parents; and her husband; Barbara was predeceased by one son, A. Stanley Moore; and one brother, Earl L, Ormsby Jr. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Franklin L. and Cathleen Moore of Fort Lawn, S.C., and Ronald J. and Dayle Moore of Brunswick; six grandchildren, Suzanne and her husband, Patrick, Gary, Bert, Heather, Emily and her husband, Gordon, and Russell and his wife, Kassandra; 10 great-grandchildren, Alex, Sonya, Madelyn, Damian, Wesley, Mathew, Crista, Christian, Triston and Dillon; three great-great-grandchildren, Sophie, Caleb and William; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit Tuesday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St. in Rockland. A celebration of Barbara's life will be held Wednesday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at West Rockport Baptist Church on Park Street. A reception will follow at the church. Spring interment will be in Varney Cemetery in Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to West Rockport Baptist Church, P.O. Box 221, West Rockport, ME 04856.