Moses H. "Jack" Moody, age 86, of Juniper Lane, died peacefully Sunday, January 27, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
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He was born in Henniker on his parents', Arden and Edna (Wilson) Moody's farm which is now known as the Colby Hill Inn.
He served in the Marine Corps in WW II, fighting in the South Pacific. Jack fought in the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He bestowed upon his children and grandchildren the many stories of his military experiences there. He was injured in battle and received a Purple Heart.
Jack was an underwriter with Concord Group Insurance Company for over 30 years and retired at the ripe young age of 58. He enjoyed his retirement with his wife by his side by traveling extensively and spending time at their "summer place" in Wells, Maine.
He was a proud member of the Disabled Veterans of America and the National Trappers Association. Jack was also a past member of the Concord Lions Club and the Contoocook American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing, and his childhood passion of trapping, which he enthusiastically shared with many of his grandchildren. Jack also enjoyed golf, and looked forward every year to firing the "shot gun start" at the annual Myles Standish Golf Tournament. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and sharing his great sense of humor, amusing stories and interests with his grandchildren.
Survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Doris (Herzog) Moody of Concord; six daughters, Kathleen Klun of Brighton, Colo., Doreen Cawley, and her husband Roger of Bennington, Christine Caccia and her husband Stephen of Concord, Sam Boissy and her husband Edward of Belmont, Barbara Morgan and her husband David of Concord, and Terry Bell and her husband, John, of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, Jack and Joe Klun, Jennifer Estle, Marissa Cawley, Eric Mulsow, Mason Caccia, Aaron and Katie Boissy, Jason Moody, Gregory Morgan, Emily Morgan-McNulty, Johanna, Alyssa, and Ryann Bell; 16 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Moody of Bow, and Alfred Moody of Hopkinton; nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by a grandson, Ryan Morgan; a brother, Albert Moody; and two sisters, Margaret Mole, and Verna Heath.
Visiting Hours will be held Thursday, January 31, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main Street, Concord.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 1, at 10 a.m., in the Chapel of the Waters Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Spring at the New Cemetery in Henniker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CRVNA 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
50 S. Main St.
Concord, NH 03302-0670
Published in The Concord Monitor on Jan. 30, 2013