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Frances J. (Delaney) "Fran" Moore

Frances J. (Delaney) "Fran" Moore
  • March 19, 1929 - August 1, 2017
  • Needham, Massachusetts

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“My thoughts to all you surviving family members. I have a cousin in Needham who posts me on all news. I played baseball in Ithaca with your dad ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Richard Sheffield - Ithaca NY

“I am so sorry to hear of her passing.I loved Fran, she was a special lady. I met her while she was volunteering at the Needham Community Council. I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Maureen Lupien - Newton, MA

“Beth,So sorry to hear about your Mom, Our thoughts are with you. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Janet & Ray Girard - Oregon City, OR

“Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Janet & Ray Girard - Oregon City, OR

“Nancy,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you end your family.Paula Noll ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Paula Noll - Jamestown, RI

“Eileen and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mum's passing. God bless and keep her and all of you. Hugs, jo ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Price - MA

“My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Logan - Needham, MA - friend

“Bob, Nancy, Bo, Jamie, Nick and all of Fran' s children and grandchildren; my sincere condolences. Fran was a kind, generous and loving woman who...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Carrasco - Dedham, MA


Frances "Fran" J (Delaney) Moore, a longtime Needham resident, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday August 1st at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham MA. Fran was 88 years old. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Kunz) Delaney, and beloved wife of Robert J Moore, who preceded her in death. Fran dedicated her life to her family and community. She and Bob met on a blind date, married and raised eight children together. When she wasn't busy hosting their friends and families, she spent her time giving back to Needham. She was a volunteer at "The Glover" Memorial Hospital for over 35 years and at the Needham Community Council for over 20 years. In 2005 she was a recipient of the Melick Award, honoring her dedication to volunteerism and giving back to the community. In her "spare time", Fran enjoyed reading, Scrabble, crosswords, long rambling talks with her dear friends and quiet moments with her grandchildren. She was a gifted and generous seamstress. Over the years she made countless outfits for her children starting when they were very young and continuing on into adulthood -- including three wedding dresses! Her grandchildren's closets were filled with the clothes and Halloween costumes she made. She also lovingly sewed hundreds of hats for newborns in needier communities. In addition to her husband Bob, Fran was preceded in death by her brothers James and Joseph Delaney. She is the mother of Kathy Moore of Needham, Mary Moore and her spouse Claire of Madison WI, Bob Moore Jr. and his wife Nancy "Beba" of Needham, Beth (Moore) Girard and her husband Chuck of Norfolk, Eileen (Moore) Cantrill and her husband Jim of Groton, Anne (Moore) Magner and her husband Peter of Mason OH, Tim Moore and his wife Danielle of Stoughton and Chris Moore and his wife Susie of New York, NY. She is the loving grandmother of Bo, Jamie and Nick Moore, Alissa, Erin and Maggie Cote, Frankie and Pete Magner, Quinn and Delaney Cantrill, Michael and Leila Moore, and Katie and Wyatt Moore. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bartholomew Church, 1180 Greendale Ave in Needham on Saturday August 5th at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be Friday August 4th from 4-8 pm at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fran's memory may be made to the Frances and Robert Moore Scholarship Fund, care of the Charles River ARC, 59 East Militia Heights Rd, Needham MA 02492.