Ireland

Gordon Moore

July 8, 1926 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Gordon Moore, 96, of Carmel, IN, died November 6, 2022. He was born July 8, 1926 in Aghadowey, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, near the Causeway Coast; son of John and Annie (Darragh) Moore. The youngest of nine children in a farming family, Gordon survived being trampled by cattle as a young child and survived the scourge of tuberculosis as a young man. He proved to be very durable!

Gordon began his work in hospitals where he met Bridget Holland, a nurse from the Republic of Ireland. They became constant companions, eventually married, forming a partnership that would span seventy years. Together they raised four children: Stephen, James, Anne, and Andrew. After working and moving about the United Kingdom, Gordon immigrated with his family to the United States and settled in Buffalo, NY. Once in the US, Gordon worked for many years at J. H. Williams and Company.

As the children became adults (and parents of their own), Gordon and Bridget moved further into the countryside to be close to their grandchildren. Most recently, Gordon relocated to Carmel, IN with his wife, Bridget to be near the care of Stephen and Holly Moore. 

Gordon was a humble and gentle man. He had a fondness and great knowledge of history, world cultures, and nature. He could tell stories that would captivate and rarely brought bias to the table. His life experiences tempered him but did not make him hard or fearful. Humor and generosity were always close at hand. We were very lucky to have him. His strength and love will not be forgotten.

Gordon is survived by his four children; Stephen (Holly) Moore, James (Christine) Moore, Anne (Eric) Moeller, and Andrew (Dawn) Moore; grandchildren, Aurel Moore, Dexter Moore, Delaney Moore, Sydney (Phil) Pemberton-Moore, Rutger Moeller, Bryce Moeller, Kyle Moeller, and Bridget Moeller; a great-grandchild, Quinn Hunter; and nieces and nephews.

Gordon’s final resting place will take place in Carmel Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals.

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