Gilbert P. Moore, 81, of North Smithfield, died Monday, January 31, 2022 in Oakland Grove Health Care, Woonsocket. Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late Clifford Sr. and Cora (Cournoyer) Moore.
Gilbert worked as a social worker for the State of RI for 52 years. He was a member of National Herb Society, Ickebana Society and the Tower Hill Botanical Garden. He was president of the CYO and active at St. John the Evangelist Church, Slatersville, as a church decorator and Sacristan. He enjoyed painting, traveling, cooking, baking and going to the opera. He also was a Sturbridge Village docent for many families.
He is survived by his seven nieces and nephews, Courtney, Michael and Thomas Moore, David Moore and his partner Amy, Ellen Branham and her husband Will, and Kathleen Morgan; many great-nieces and nephews and many great-great-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Clifford Jr., Robert and David Moore.
His funeral will be held Monday, February 7, 2022 beginning with visitation at 10:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., Slatersville or can be viewed live at https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/1824271009 . Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket.
"To Courtney and extended Moore family members, please accept my sincere condolences. I met Gil through his friends - my neighbors Debi and Warren of Seekonk. I was always happy to be invited over to share in Gil's company and lively, engaging conversation on his favorite topics of gardening, travel, and great food experienced from gardening and traveling. The photo here is exactly as I remember him and will remember him, a man content with life and all it has to offer. "
"My deepest sympathy to Michael, Courtney and the Moore family on the passing of Gilbert. He was a childhood friend to me and many others . We all shared and enjoyed the most ideal, carefree , and memory filled years together. He became an interesting and refined man. May he rest in peace! "
"I am so sorry the passing of Gilbert and to the family too. We go back a long way to the passing of Donald Pacheco a life long friend. May he rest in peace. Gilbert was a great man. Jane Allaire Royer"
"So sorry to read of Gilbert's passing. I remember being an altar boy at St. John's in Slatersville in the 1950s. Gilbert conducted all the training to get us ready. Enjoyed our chats in later years about gardening. May he rest in peace. He was a great man. Sincerely, Dick Potenza"
"Gilbert was the last of the Main Street Slatersville Cournoyer cousins. In 1867, at the age of 1 year, their grandmother moved with her family from Canada to Slatersville. She lived in and raised her family in the same house where Gilbert was born and lived most of his life. He was my mom's cousin (Betty) and my brother's Godfather (Lester). Gilbert was a gifted, caring, talented, and generous man. I think he brought gifts back for just about every person he knew when he returned from serving with the Army in Korea. I was a very young child, but I still remember the straw shoes and the silk kimono he gave me.....and they fit!!
My sympathy to Courtney and Michael and all of Gilbert's family and friends. We can take comfort in knowing that he is united with Aunt Cora, Uncle Cider, Robert, Clifford and David. And, I have no doubt that the heavenly Slatersville Village has welcomed Gilbert home."