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Patricia Irene Moore, Wurtsboro, NY

Patricia Irene Auer Moore, a longtime resident of Wurtsboro, NY, passed away on February 8, 2009, at O.R.M.C., Arden Hill Campus in Goshen, NY.

“Pat” was born March 11, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late John Clancy Auer and Elizabeth Egan Auer.

A longtime resident of Wurtsboro, NY, she married Thomas C. Moore in 1948 and raised a large family. In addition to guiding her family, Pat worked as a waitress, a school bus driver, a writer for the Evening News and later for the Town and Village in various capacities including Town Clerk and Village Mayor.

In her “spare” time she was active in the Ave Maria Guild, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Wurtsboro Art Society, Bottom of the Mountain Group, a member of Mamakating First Aid Squad and helped to organize the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at St. Joseph’s Church in Wurtsboro, NY.

She is survived by seven children: Thomas and his life partner, Mariann Stepp, Patricia, Kevin and his wife, Tish, Sean and his life partner, Lynne Ejericto, Danny and his wife, Jamie, Brian and his wife, Conchita, and Brendan. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas C. Moore; sister, Alice Goss, brothers, Edward and Jack Auer, and William C. Reilly, to whom she was married for a brief time.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, NY.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 11, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, NY, with Fr. Peter Madori officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wurtsboro.

Arrangements by VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Wurtsboro. For additional information, please call 845-794-4141 or visit

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