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Margaret M. Moore

March 5, 1920 - May 29, 2022

Burial Date: June 18, 2022

The services for Mrs. Moore will be held at Zion Baptist Church at 12pm and the family receive guests for the wake from 11:00am until noon. Organization services from 10:15-11am. Colonial Funerals, 270 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut with Funeral Director, Deacon James  R. Sanders. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.

Margaret M. Moore, at the age of 102, passed away at home on Sunday, May 29, 2022. She was the widow of the late Robert Moore. She was born on March 5, 1920 in Lynch Station, VA. She graduated World Education High School. Margaret lived in Virginia up until her twenties before settling in Waterbury, Connecticut. She was creative, had an entrepreneurial spirit, and owned a business as an Interior Decorator and Designer. Margaret Moore was the exclusive designer for many distinguished customers for many years, and was commissioned for her services all over Connecticut from Middlebury, Southbury Woodbury, to Greenwich, New Haven, and Hartford.

She was commemorated and highly recognized for her civic involvement and community activism. Margaret M. Moore was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Easter Stars, Waterbury Women’s Civic League, National Congress of Black Women, and Daughters of Isis. She received many community awards and congressional recognitions, one of which, the Shirley Chisholm Award from the Greater Waterbury Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. in May 2015; in addition to various public acknowledgements from Mayor Neil O’Leary in May 2020 and former Mayor Michael Jarjura and Senator Christopher Dodd for her achievements and involvement in the community in March 2010. In spite of her busy schedule and physical constraints, Margaret Moore always had time to witness and counsel others, particularly the youth. She enjoyed teaching home economics and interior design in her introductory class in making slipcovers and draperies.

Margaret Moore enjoyed traveling all over the country on road trips and going on cruises. She enjoyed music, dancing and meeting people during her community engagements. She was a committed and faithful member of Grace Baptist Church for over seventy years.

Margaret Moore was the daughter of the late John Terrell Morris and Bessie Hewitt Morris, and was predeceased by her son, Chesley Burnell Cobb; her sisters, Ruth Seay, Mary Morris Nelms, Oletha Clark, and Lillian Knox and brothers, Charles, Paul and William Morris of Waterbury. She is survived by her grandchild, Patrice Cobb Burgin; many nieces and nephews and was a grandmother to many, particularly her adopted son, Raynard Doughty.

The services for Mrs. Moore will be held at Zion Baptist Church at 12pm and the family receive guests for the wake from 11:00am until noon. Organization services from 10:15-11am. Colonial Funerals, 270 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut with Funeral Director, Deacon James  R. Sanders. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.