Mrs. Abigail Foley Moore

  • Born: June 3, 1934
  • Died: April 3, 2021
  • Location: EAST KINGSTON - 03827, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

861 Lafayette Rd.
Hampton, NH 03842

info@csnh.com

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Message From The Family

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Reflections of Abigail Foley Moore
Our mother died peacefully in the early morning hours of April 3rd. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Canonsburg, PA, the only daughter of George and Margaret Foley. She was raised in a town south of Pittsburgh, PA known for its historic education center, nearby coal mining and railroad economy. She was the last surviving member of the Foley family predeceased by her brothers John, Jim, and George. Canonsburg was known for its musical celebrities including crooner Perry Como. Bobby Vinton was a classmate of our mother's and they were believed to have dated in high school.

Mom graduated from Mount Mercy College (now Carlow University) in Pittsburgh with a degree in Nutrition. She was introduced to my father, Robert Moore, by his best friend Frank Florian, who was a resident of Washington, PA, the county seat of Washington County. Our parents were married at St. Patrick's in Canonsburg in September of 1956. They lived in Orange, Texas for the first two years where Dad was first hired and worked for Dupont. They returned to Canonsburg and then moved to Bethel Park and then to Upper St. Clair Township. Before moving to Philadelphia, mom had bore seven children, one girl and six boys. A seventh son, Daniel, was born shortly after the move to Philadelphia in the early 1970's, and mom and dad raised eight children in their suburban home in Wallingford, PA.

Our mother was very proud of her family and supported her children through high school and college. She found time to become active in a community vocal group, The Valley Voices, where her husband Bob was the piano accompanist. Mom loved to attend local community plays and musical and theater events in the greater Philadelphia area with her husband and friends. She was a founding member of a women's investment club in Wallingford. She worked as a part-time secretary for a professor of Women's Studies at neighboring Swarthmore College. She became a volunteer at an AIDS hospice in Chester, PA inspired by Mother Teresa and run by the Sisters of Charity. In her fifties, she worked as a secretary for a law firm in Media, PA a block from the county courthouse.

After retiring from her work, she became a docent at the Brandywine River Museum because of her love of the work of Andrew Wyeth and the work of his father, siblings and children. She was well-loved by her friends, her husband Bob, her children and family relations.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Moore (86 years of age), and leaves behind eight children, Mary, Dan, Mike, Dewey, Chris, Tom, John, and Bob, one brother-in-law, Franklin, eleven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Her smile, hugs and laugh were her trademark. She was the strongest and most beautiful five-foot two woman a person could ever happen to meet.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Thanks to Jackie and Barbara Capozzi who lived three doors down on Hawthorne from Abby's Canonsburg home for spotting the writeup in the college paper and then tracking down the Cremation Society Obit. Several of us who went to grade and high school with Abby have been hunting for her but we gave up a couple of years ago probably because she was no longer in Pennsylvania.... sorry we could not give hugs and say good bye when she was still here. Georgetta Racioppi and I visited Abby and Bob and stayed with them for a few days and went to a lake or the shore where we got boat rides from their doctor son.... too long ago to remember names. Perhaps one of the "kids" could email me at bmcsheff@aol.com ...I would love it. Barbara Hudacek McSheffery, Columbus Oh 5/15/21

Posted by Barbara Hudacek McSheffery - Columbus, OH - Classmate   May 15, 2021

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The last line of the obit said it perfectly. My most loving friend ever who literally saved my life the day I met her. My family moved to Hawthorne St just 3 doors away from Abby's family when I was 14. She was 15 and very persistent that this shy teenager was going o be her friend. She included me in her beautiful group of
amazing friends and opened up a wonderful world for me. She was always so excited to see us all at school reunions and the group reunions we had. I will forever cherish her love for me and my love for her. Till we meet again sweet Abby rest in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ.
My deepest sympathy to Bob and all her children.

Posted by Jackie Capozzi-Eonta - Canonsburg, PA - Friend   May 15, 2021

I feel like I know Abigail. I have a vivid memory of visiting Brandywine Museum where I fell in love with Wyeth's painting, Dr. Syn and talked to a staff member at length about it. She was a slight woman and so enthusiastic I asked her if she was a docent. I'm just a volunteer, she said, telling how much she loved the museum. I like to think that was your mom! Even if it wasn't, I love the connection. Ended up buying a print of Dr. Syn which I enjoyed from then on. That was back in the 80's. This page is a lovely tribute to your mom, Bob.

Posted by Beth Fox - Wolfeboro, NH - Acquaintance   April 10, 2021

Our Aunt Boo was among the gentlest and warmest people one could know. The world is poorer for her loss.

Posted by June Foley - Plattsburgh, NY - Family   April 07, 2021


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