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Kenneth P. Moore Jr.

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Kenneth P. Moore Jr., 80, a Franklin resident since 1959, died peacefully Friday, April 23, 2010, at the Franklin Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was the husband of Helen S. (McCormack) Moore. Born in Putnam, Conn., Feb. 26, 1930, a son of the late Kenneth P. Moore Sr. and Helen M. (Johnston) Moore, he was raised and educated in Boston. A mechanical engineer by trade, he retired from the Wilton Corp., where he had been employed as the eastern states sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attained the rank of sergeant, and was awarded the Army Occupation Medal (Japan) and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He was a member and past grand knight of Sacred Heart Council Knights of Columbus in Franklin, and a 4th Degree member of Edward Douglas White General Assembly Knights of Columbus in Attleboro. He was a former head usher and longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church in Franklin, and was a life member of the Franklin Country Club, where he started the Legends Club. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Country View Estates bowling league, and enjoyed hockey, softball, gardening and the Red Sox. Mr. and Mrs. Moore were married April 16, 1955, and had observed their 55th wedding anniversary last week. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Sharon M. Moore-Bell and her husband, Louis, of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, William Moore of Bellingham; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Scarletta and Marguerite Welch-Byrne. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral, with military honors, Tuesday, April 27, at 10:15 a.m., at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home (www.franklinfuneral.com), 33 Cottage St., Franklin, with a funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Monday, April 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Donations in his memory, sent to St. Mary's Church, 1 Church Square, Franklin, MA 02038, would be appreciated.

Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 25 to May 2, 2010
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