Richard James “Dutch” Moore, 75, of Cranston, RI, peacefully entered into eternity in the arms of his loving family at home on April 12, 2023.
Richard was the beloved husband of Janice (Rosati) Moore for 52 years of marriage. They met in 1965 in her junior year of high school, when he took her to her junior prom at St. Mary’s Academy of the Visitation in Providence, RI.
Richard is predeceased by his parents Horace and Sarah Moore, and his brother, Robert Moore. He was a loving brother-in-law to Kathleen Moore, Irene DeRosa and the late Dominic DeRosa, and Robert and Marie Rosati. He was a loving cousin/brother to JoAnn Gormley. In addition, he leaves behind many nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and his grand-dog, Chloe.
Richard was a dedicated and loving father and Papa to Leah Paliotta (Marc) and Richard L. Moore (Karen Ventrone), and their children Mariella Paliotta, Vincenzo Paliotta, and Thomas Moore. He adored his children and grandchildren, and he was very proud of their accomplishments including their pursuit of higher education, professional careers, military service as well as his grandchildren’s academic, musical, and athletic talents. His children and grandchildren were his treasures.
Richard had a lifetime of friendships that started in St. Mary’s Catholic School in Providence, RI. He met Franny D., Donnie, Smitty, Bobby, Vinny, and so many others. More friendships started at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI., and he graduated in 1965. In Bryant College he made many new friendships with his Phi Sigma Nu fraternity brothers, who always showed their love to the end with frequent visits and lunches. In 1970, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Bryant College. Richard had a long career in business administration and retail. He never forgot his friends and they never forgot him.
Richard’s hobbies included watching all professional Boston sports teams (Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox), coaching his daughter’s softball teams, volunteering with Boy Scouts of America, model trains, visiting Florida, and road trips. He was a long-time coach of girls softball in the Silver Lake/Olneyville Little League. He was an active volunteer in Troop 6 Cranston, RI, helping his son earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
Richard was a man of faith. He was a devout Roman Catholic. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, completing his service with Council No. 7238. Richard was an honest and kind man who would help anyone, whether asked or not. He will be missed beyond words.
His funeral will begin, Tuesday, April 18 at 9 AM from the “WOODLAWN” Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in The Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. VISITATION Monday 5 – 8 PM in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Dr., Cranston, RI 02920 or Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.
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