Anthony Moore, OFM
1925 – 2010
Fr. Anthony Moore, OFM, was born on Sept. 3, 1925 in Flushing, N.Y., and was baptized William Gerard. He entered St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., in 1941 and was received into the Order at the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1945. He professed simple vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1949, and was ordained in 1951.
Following his ordination, Fr. Anthony served as professor of sociology at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y., from 1952 to 1953. He volunteered for the Province’s new mission in Japan, spending eight years in the parishes of Humma Ken before returning to Siena, where he taught from 1961 to 1965.
Fr. Anthony served as pastor at St. Stephen of Hungary Parish, New York City, from 1965 to 1973; St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Camden, N.J., from 1973 to 1977; St. Mary’s Parish, Americas, Ga., from 1977 to 1979; Holy Cross Parish from 1979 to 1987; St. Mary’s Parish, Obernburg, N.Y., from 1990 to 1992; and St. Joseph’s Parish, Winsted, Conn., from 1992 to 2002. He also served as chaplain at The Family School in Obernburg from 1987 to 1990.
He died on Nov. 23, 2010 at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, N.Y. Fr. Anthony was 85 years old, a professed friar for 64 years and a priest for 59 years.