It is with great sadness that Division 3 reports the passing of Mary Holt Moore. Mrs. Moore was an icon of Irish Americanism, well known for her poem “I am of Irish America” and is the mother of our President Dermot Moore. May she rest in peace. Please see her obituary below.
For the wake, visiting hours are Friday, July 15, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home, 34 North Summit Street, Pearl River, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret’s R.C. Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Camp Venture, 25 Smith St. Suite 510, Nanuet, NY 10954.
Moore-Mary Holt of Pearl River, NY, age 88. Predeceased by beloved husband Thomas A. Moore (FDNY Deputy Chief), mother of Tommy, Kevin (Kerri), Maureen (Roger) Slattery, Cathleen (Kevin) McNulty, Dermot (Joan), Patrick, Kerry Scriven and Eileen (Bobby) Fitzgerald. Adored grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of Maureen, she died peacefully on July 13, 2016. Mary is also survived by her brother Frank Holt and sister Ann Reilly. Born in the Bronx, New York, Mary graduated Hunter College, where she founded its Gaelic Society. An unrepentant Irish Republican and devout Catholic, she dedicated her life to the cause of Irish freedom. She shared her love of Irish history and language as President of the Bronx Gaelic League and Council of Gaelic Societies. She was honored to be last elected Grand Marshal of the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Mary served the Irish American Community in roles too numerous to list. We will never see her likes again. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. at St. Margaret’s R.C. Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Hawthorne, NY. Visiting is Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home, 34 North Summit Street, Pearl River, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Camp Venture 25 Smith St. Suite 510 Nanuet, NY 10954.