Nancy Woodward Moore

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Nancy Woodward Moore

DOVER - Nancy Woodward Moore, 76, formerly of 52 Piscataqua Road, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Nancy entered this world on July 28, 1936, the third-born child of Roger and Eloise (Gerrish) Woodward. She was such a cute baby that she actually won an award for 'most beautiful baby' in Dover. Growing up, she was a feisty, strong-willed, curly-haired child who always wanted to be in her birthday suit.

She met the love of her life at age 14, and after a tumultuous courtship they married in 1955. It was said they wouldn't last a year; however, 48 years later they were still going strong until the passing of her beloved Jon in 2003.

Nancy was a life-long resident of Back River Road (Piscataqua Road) in Dover. She raised her five children in a house only a quarter-mile from the house where she was born. It was a blessing for Nancy to be able to pass so peacefully at Bellamy Fields, which is located in the same fields that she played in as a young girl.

Nancy enjoyed knitting, crafting everything from Christmas stockings to baby sweaters for all her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved dancing and music, and simple things like long walks and interesting rocks. She loved the outdoors, spending a significant amount of time camping in the White Mountains with her husband and making countless friends. She passed the time playing cards and constructing jig saw puzzles, and marveling at wildlife and nature. She was especially fond of sunsets, of loons, and getting too close to bears, but her favorite were deer. It seemed fitting that 10 deer were spotted in the field outside her window the night before she passed.

The family would like to offer a very special thank you to the loving staff "angels" at Bellamy Fields, who tirelessly kept watch over and cared for our mother in the last years of her life.

She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Moore and his wife Heidi, of Somersworth; Eric Moore and his wife Sherri, of Dover; Christopher Moore of Dover; two daughters, Kimberly Emerson and her husband Dennis (Butch), of Rochester; Melissa Moore of Dover; one brother, Wayne Woodward of Dover; one sister Dorene Cormier and her husband Francis, of Dover; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Roger; her mother, Eloise; her brother, Earl; her best friends, Thomas and Edith Leighton; and her loving husband, Jon, whom she now dances with in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Nancy to the ,

Friends and family may call from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, with a funeral service at 5 p.m. at Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. with the Rev. Tom F. Clark, III, pastor officiating. To sign our online guest book, please go to

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