Richard C. (Dick) Moore


Richard C. “Dick” Moore, 89, of Whitesboro passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Home surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

He was born on March 17, 1933, in Utica, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Hayden) Moore. He served his country with honor in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. On May 30, 1959, at Sacred Heart Church in Utica he was united in marriage to Mary “Pat” Field, a blessed union of over 62 years, filled with much love and mutual devotion.

Mr. Moore was employed with the Rome Lab at Griffiss Air Force Base, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Whitesboro, and the St. Joseph & St. Patrick Adoration. He also was a longtime member of the American Legion in Albany, NY.

He was loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who cherished the time that he spent with his family. Especially his adored children and grandchildren who meant the world to him. He will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife Pat of Whitesboro; his children, Linda (Mark) Toukatly of New Hartford, Steve (Paula) Moore of Fairport, NY, Sharon (Mike) Palmer of Whitesboro, Judi Moore of Oriskany, Christine (Rich) Maynard of Whitesboro, and Colleen (Scott) Giuliano of Sauquoit. He also leaves his grandchildren, Sara (Chris) Miller, Jesse (Amy) Toukatly, Abby (Joe) Puleo, Nicole (Tim) Thompson, Ashley (Tony) Piasick, Jenna Moore, Dedra Palmer, Jim (Marie) Moore, Amy (Matt) Zabek, Caitlynn (Sean) Hotaling, Nicholas Giuliano, Grace Maynard, and Olivia Maynard; his great-grandchildren, Colton, Wyatt, Dillon, Greyson, Hunter, Riley, Reagan, Mila and Emma. He leaves his sisters-in-law, Roberta Moore, and Marcia Witte; brother-in-law, John Field; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James P. Moore; brother, Robert Moore; a brother-in-law, Robert Witte; and a sister-in-law, Jane Field.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of St. Luke’s Home for the wonderful care and compassion given to Mr. Moore during his stay there.

Funeral services will be on Monday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 16 Park Ave., Whitesboro where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment with Military Honors will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Whitesboro. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc. 40 Main St., Whitesboro.

For those who wish, please consider the St. Paul’s Memorial Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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