Thomas Shirrell Moore, 90, a longtime resident of Tolland, formerly of Manchester, loving husband of 61 years of Marion (Holmes) Moore, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home with his family at his side.
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Thomas was born in Vernon on Dec. 28, 1923, son of the late Thomas and Grace E. (Smith) Moore. He was a graduate of Manchester High School Class of 1941. He served his country proudly as a radio operator and gunner on a B25 Bomber during World War II in China with the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force under the command of Gen. Chennault. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1950. He was employed for 30 years for the Town of Manchester, retiring in 1985 as Director of Finance. He served on the Board of Directors from 1977 to 1999 for the former Tolland Bank, now First Niagara. He has been a resident of Tolland since 1960 and a winter resident of Estero, Fla., since 1994. He is a member of United Congregational Church of Tolland, and the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Alumni Association.
In addition to his devoted wife, Marion, he is survived by two sons, Wayne Moore, and his wife, Mary, of Wethersfield, and Douglas Moore, and his wife, Janett, of Tolland; four grandchildren, Jessica Moore, Julia Moore, Natalie Moore, and Timothy Moore; and a cousin, Jean Lobaugh, and her husband, Mel, of South Windsor. Tom will always be remembered as a kind, gentle, witty, and wise man who will be dearly missed by many.
The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurses and care givers, Diane and Felecia for their compassionate care.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.
A memorial service will be Monday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green. Tolland. Burial will be private in Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Health Services Inc., 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066; or United Congregational Church of Tolland.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 7 to Feb. 11, 2014