YARMOUTH — Adelaide (“Addie”) Inez Moore, 87, formerly of Freeport, died at Coastal Manor on Feb. 10.
She was born in Freeport on Oct. 13, 1927, a daughter of Margaret (Murray) Pratt and Albert E. Gould. She attended Freeport schools and Freeport High School, and eventually received her GED in 1985 while living in Alaska. She went on to earn an associate’s degree and to further her education at the Washington School of Art.
On Nov. 8, 1945, she married Orrin Moore, and together they had six children. Addie and Orrin loved to dance, and on many Friday nights the living room rug would be rolled up while they enjoyed their pastime. Some of her sons-in-law learned to dance under the couples’ tutelage.
Addie was a devoted member of First Parish Church Congregational in Freeport, where she sang in the choir and helped with baked bean suppers and craft fairs. She was a lifetime member of the Freeport Lioness, a member of the West Baldwin Grange and a leader in the Cub Scouts. She and Orrin also served on the starter board for the Independence Association, and she enjoyed her volunteer work with Special Olympics in Alaska and Maine.
Moore worked at Eastland Shoe, Fairchild Semiconductor and Kezar Falls Woolen Mills. She and Orrin also owned a chicken farm in West Baldwin and Addie operated a gallery in Freeport, Addie’s Helping Hands. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting and all forms of needlework, crafts and gardening. She especially enjoyed painting as an opportunity to relax and capture the beauty of nature that surrounded her.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Orrin, in 1997; daughter Rita in 2003; brother Albert Gould; and sisters Eleanor Moody and Evelyn Osgood.
She is survived by five children: Judith Campbell and partner Wayne Burtt, of Windham; Bruce Moore and wife Barbara, of Big Lake, Alaska; Gerald Moore, of Vinton, Virginia; Carol Mitchell and husband Alan, of Brunswick; and Brian Moore and partner Marie, of Los Osos, California. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Mark, Dale, Linda, Brenda, Tracy, Kittie, Kelly, Jesse, Lauri, Christina, Vanessa, Kathryne, David, Angela, Anthony, Nicole and Hilary; 31 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Irma Howard, Daphne Gagnon, Velma Gagne, Clara Muller and Ulla Stowell; and her brother, Robert Gould.
A time of visitation and celebration will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., at First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. A reception will follow, and burial will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, in Hiram, during the spring.
For those who would like, donations in Moore’s memory may be made to Special Olympics Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, No. 5, South Portland, ME 04106.