In Memory of Lorena Bates Moore

August 5, 1929 - June 9, 2019

Resided in New Hartford, NY


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Lorena Bates Moore, 89, of New Hartford, passed away, June 9, 2019 at the Presbyterian Home.

She was born August 5, 1929 in Harpursville, NY daughter of the late Frank and Inez Bates. She graduated from Harpursville High School, received her Associate’s Degree from Rider University, and received her Bachelors of Professional Studies and Master’s Degree in Education from the Empire New York State University.

Lorena worked for General Electric Company as an Administrative Secretary, the Utica School System with the High School Equivalency Program and Whitesboro Senior High School as a Business Teacher. She also worked with her husband Wes to operate Just-A-Mere Farm Apple Orchard in Whitesboro for 30 years.

She retired from teaching in 1986 and moved to Florida, returning to New York for the summer months. In 2012 she and Wes moved back to New Hartford residing at Preswick Glen.

Lorena was one of 24 New York State Teacher’s honored by the New York State University for their excellence in Teaching. She was a member of the NYS Retired Teacher’s Association, a member of Imperial Lakes Golf Club. She was a Master Bridge Player and enjoyed her bridge club and also enjoyed playing Golf.

She was a member of the former St. John’s Episcopal Church, Whitesboro where she served on the Altar Guild and was a Sunday school teacher. She also was a member of ST. Mary’s Church in Palmetto, FL

Lorena was married to Wesley E. Moore in 1949 at St. Peter’s Church in Bainbridge, NY, and were married for 69 years.

She is survived by her husband Wesley, a son Ronald Moore and his wife Denise of Alder Creek, NY and three grandchildren Ryan Moore of Clinton, NY, Jonathan Moore of Denver, CO and Lindsey and Jarod Petrie of Syracuse, three great grandchildren Aiden and Jackson Petrie, and Madelyn Moore and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by 2 sisters.

Calling hours are on Tuesday, June 18, from 3-5 PM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. A funeral service will follow at 5 PM. Interment will be in Afton, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the charity of your choice.