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Jeanne Day Moore

Somerville - Jeanne Day Moore, 90, of Somerville, died at her home November 21 from a cerebral hemorrhage. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Henry T. Moore, Jr, of Somerville; two daughters, Lorrie, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Margaret, of Greenwich, Connecticut; a son, Charles, of Burke, Virginia; two brothers, Richard Day of Burke, New York, and Brian LaPlante of Malone, New York; a sister, Elaine LaPlante, of Keeseville, New York; and seven grandchildren. Her first son, Henry T. Moore III, of New York, New York, pre-deceased her.

Born in New York City, Jeanne lost her father, Augustine Day, to cancer at an early age and moved with her mother, Lorena Lashway Day, to northern New York State, where her mother later remarried. Jeanne attended public schools in Plattsburgh, NY, ultimately graduating from the state university there with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She then moved to Glens Falls, NY, to work as a school nurse. Jeanne later directed a nursery school, and served as President of the Glens Falls chapter of the League of Women Voters. She also volunteered as an advisory member of the downtown Glens Falls Beautification Committee, and as a court monitor for the New York State Fund for Modern Courts.

At various times in cooperation with the Experiment in International Living, Jeanne hosted guests from Eritrea, Congo, Argentina, Germany, Tanzania and Japan. Some of those guests became lifelong friends. Jeanne welcomed into her home several children through the Fresh Air Fund, and the family of one of the guests became lifelong friends. At separate times, Jeanne foster parented three children referred to her by her county social services department. She gave the children long-term commitments, and one of those children stayed in close contact with Jeanne over 60 years, right through Jeanne's last days.

In 1976 Jeanne moved with her husband and family to Roosevelt Island in New York City, where she headed a volunteer group that assisted and advocated for long-term patients at a public hospital. In 1981 she and her husband moved to Somerville.

Always interested in politics, Jeanne served on the Somerville Borough Council. Her many other volunteer jobs included working with downtown Somerville's district management corporation, and perhaps most significantly, assisting in the launch of the recycling programs for the borough of Somerville and other New Jersey towns.

Jeanne loved children, trees and birds. She was compassionate and open-minded, and worked consistently for the good of the community. Jeanne donated her body to the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to help in research.

A memorial service in Somerville will be held in the spring. For information, please email [email protected] Those who wish to make a contribution in her name may send such donations to .
Published in Courier News on Jan. 11, 2019
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