Anne Noonan Moore

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Anne Noonan Moore

AGE: 92 • Dewey Beach, DE

Anne Noonan Moore, age 92, of Dewey Beach, DE passed away in her home on July 12, 2014. She was born on June 22, 1922 to the late Timothy and Bertha Noonan in Wilmington, DE and raised in St. Anne's parish. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1940 and maintained a lifelong friendship with those classmates.

She married John Harvey Moore, Jr., on June 19, 1948 and they spent 54 years together before he passed away in 2002. Anne devoted her life to her family, her church, and her community. In addition to her own four children, she and Harvey were foster parents to 23 infants over 12 years through Catholic Charities of Wilmington. She spent many years as a volunteer at Casa San Francisco in Milton, Delaware.

Anne began spending summers in Dewey Beach in 1934 and became a full-time resident in 1982. She loved the ocean and the beach and would spend as much time as possible there. She was an active member of St. Edmonds Catholic Church and the Sodality.

Anne was preceded in death by sons Timothy and James Patrick, and grandson Matthew. Anne is survived by her two daughters: Elizabeth Noonan Moore of Milford, DE and Maryanne Moore and husband Jackson of Austin, TX; two daughters-in-law: Sarah R. Moore of Lewes, DE and Frances Moore Kijak and husband John of Conshohocken, PA; four grandchildren: Amy Elizabeth Moore, Kate Krajewski and husband Ron, Thomas Harper and James Harper; five great-grandchildren: Sarah, Anna, Beth, Megan and Austin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, where friends may call beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, DE.

Memorial contributions may be made in Anne's memory to Casa San Francisco Center, P.O. Box 38, 127 Broad Street, Milton, DE 19968 or St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Edmond Catholic Church, P.O. Box 646, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, DE.

Please visit Mrs. Moore's Life Memorial Webpage and sign her online guestbook at

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Published in The News Journal from July 16 to July 18, 2014
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