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Honore "Nona" (Flatley) MooreOctober 27, 1926 ~ April 16, 2017 (age 90)
Honoré (Nona) Flatley Moore bid a final farewell to this world on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at SpringMeade Health Center in Tipp City, OH. She was born on October 27, 1926, to the late Margaret and Thomas Flatley. Nona’s siblings, Mary F. Peterson and Col. Thomas Flatley (Ret.), predeceased her.
She was married to Edward (Eddie) Moore, Jr., for 54 years when he passed away on September 18, 2012. Together, they raised four children: Margaret “Peg” (William Rozell) Moore of Troy, Kathleen Moore of Troy, Anne (Bart) Goings of Troy, and Edward, III, (Deanne) of New Hampshire. She was blessed with grandchildren Layne (Andrew) Johnston of Troy, Erica (Adam) Dobrzeniecki of Piqua, and Edward, IV, and Shane Moore of New Hampshire, as well as three great grandsons. She was aunt to seven nieces and two nephews, all of whom live across the United States. Throughout her 90 years, Nona mothered a menagerie of dogs and cats, a gerbil, parakeets, a rabbit and school carnival goldfish that her children brought home and begged to keep; however, she drew the line at snakes and other wildlife.
Ever proud of her Irish heritage, Nona grew up on Long Island in Lynbrook, New York, and graduated from Malvern High School in 1944. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1948. After graduation from Middlebury, she returned to Lynbrook. For several years, Nona commuted each day into Manhattan to work as a manager for the New York Telephone Company until she and Eddie married on July 12, 1958. After a brief honeymoon, they moved to Troy, Ohio, and began their life journey together. Throughout the ensuing years, Nona’s college degree was put to good use at the family dinner table each night. She helped everyone understand a plethora of grammar rules, the problem with split infinitives, the proper use of “who” and “whom,” and how to avoid ending sentences with prepositions.
She dedicated herself to being a full-time mother until her youngest child entered junior high school. Over the ensuing years, she was a “Pink Lady” volunteer at Stouder Memorial Hospital, worked at Uhlmans Department Store and helped children at Kyle Elementary School as a reading volunteer. She enjoyed giving back to the Troy community because the city had provided Nona and her family with a wonderful life. Her children and grandchildren are very grateful to the staff and friends at Garbry Ridge Assisted Living in Piqua, the team at SpringMeade Health Center, and to Hospice of Miami County for the care and compassion provided to Nona over the past several years.
Visitation will be held at Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market St., Troy, on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM where the family will be happy to share memories of Nona. A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main Street in Troy. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, 101 Riverside Drive in Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice of Miami County or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373
Charity of Donor's Choice in Darrin's name