William J. Moore Jr., 75
U.S. Army Career Veteran
LEOMINSTER -- William H. Moore Jr., 75, a resident of this area since 1960, died Friday, March 28, in his home after a short illness. He was born in Greenfield, MA, on July 27, 1938, a son of the late William H., and Dorothy (Wing) Moore Sr.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Dorothy A. (O'Sullivan) Moore; one daughter, Anne M. Willet, and her husband Robert of Fishers, IN; three sons, William H. Moore III, and his wife Stephanie of Cary, NC, Thomas A. Moore, and his wife Kerri of Encinitas, CA, and Phillip J. Moore, and his wife Andrea of Lunenburg; eight grandchildren, Kati Gillikin, and her husband Jon, Emily Skaife, and Elisa, Adrienne, Arturo, Bennett, Maya and Aidan Moore; and three great-grandchildren, Teagan and Jakob Gillikan and Emersyn Reynolds.
Bill attended Greenfield High School and upon his graduation in 1956, joined the U.S. Army completing his basic training at Ft. Dix, NJ. He proudly served his country and spent much of his career attached to the Military Police. Bill was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and completed successful tours in Stuttgart, Germany, Ft. Devens, MA, Ft. Riley, KS, Ft. Shafter, HI, Ft. Dix, NJ, the Panama Canal Zone, and finally retiring from Ft. Jackson, NC. He also graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA. After 21 years of dedicated service, Bill retired in 1977 as a Sergeant First Class.
Following his retirement, Bill obtained a Degree in Business Administration from the former Daniel Hawthorne College in Nashua, NH. He enjoyed bowling, and was an avid reader, and faithfully cheered for the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots. His children and grandchildren have fully embraced this love and have many memories of sharing these sports with Bill.
MOORE -- Friends and Relatives are invited to a Funeral celebration on Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m. in the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, MA. Deacon John Aliskzvicz of St. Camillus Parish @ St. Camillus de lellis Church will be the Celebrant.
Burial, with full Military Honors will follow in the Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of MA and RI, One Bull Finch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home
243 Water Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 2, 2014