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Patricia "Trish" Moore

May 26, 1954 — April 21, 2020

Patricia (Trish) Moore, 65, a resident of Fitzwilliam, NH died at her home on April 21, 2020 after a period of declining health.

She was born on May 26, 1954 in Lynn, MA a daughter of the late Patrick and Anna Marie (Geer) Moore.

Trish was raised and educated on the north shore of Massachusetts and graduated from Saugus High School class of 1972. She then went on to attend UMASS Amherst where she earned her BA and graduated in 1976. In 1996 Trish returned to graduate school, earning a PhD from Columbia Commonwealth University in 2002.

Although she began her graduate work at U Mass, she was also sought out for teaching positions. She made a decision to go that route, and taught foreign languages in Hingham MA and Cambridge New York from 1976 until 1983. In 1983 she met and later married Andrew Sciria, and in 1985 their beloved son Shannon was born.

Trish worked as an educator and a counselor for her entire career, though she would sometimes take a job “just for fun” during her summers off from teaching. Some of her “fun” jobs included a tour guide on Bostons’ duck tours, a book buyer for a discount chain, and a stint at McDonalds because she missed the kids.

Trish continued to work as both a counselor and educator, working with at risk youth and women seeking treatment for addictions and mental health concerns. She directed the Sheehan Women’s Program, a residential treatment facility for women. She served as adjunct faculty at Franklin Pierce University and in the Massachusetts Community College system before settling into full time employment at FPU. There she worked as coordinator of academic accommodations and later coordinator of the women’s crisis center while she continued to serve as adjunct faculty in both undergraduate and GPS programs.
Whether creating or appreciating another’s work, Trish loved art in any and all forms.

She was an avid reader, often reading multiple books at a time. Trish loved all living things, bringing home plants she felt sorry for and nursing them back to good health. She relocated insects, always insisting that they had as much right to exist as anyone. She enjoyed academic pursuits, simply for the pleasure of learning, auditing courses at prestigious universities. Trish was passionate about drum and bugle corps. As a teen she played snare drum with the Saugus Socialites, and in her later years returned to drumming with the Boston Crusaders Senior Drum and Bugle Corps, where she played tenor drum. Marathon Runner; Completing the Cape Cod Marathon, the Vermont City Marathon, as well as completing the Boston Marathon 15 times, proudly running from the back of the pack.

Trish always enjoyed searching for “treasures”, whether it be in a thrift store, at a yard sale, or on eBay. She collected shells, stones and driftwood at the beach, as well as spikes along the rail trail near home.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her cousins Laurie and Eileen.

Survivors include her spouse: Gretchen Gordon of Fitzwilliam NH, Son: Shannon Sciria of Hooksett NH, daughter-in-law Amanda and their son Luca. Her Brother Mr & Mrs Patrick K Moore of N Reading MA, dear friend Kelley Wickman of Rindge NH, cousins Susan Grant Rivers and Pauline Minch, both of Lowell MA who have been more like sisters and two nieces and many, many more cousins and their spouses.

Due to covid19, no services are being held at this time. A memorial service may be held at a later date yet to be determined. Until that time, and as per Trish’s wishes, please honor her memory where and how you choose to.

A Scholarship has been started in Trish’s name to benefit a female battery drummer in the junior corps.
Please make checks payable to the
Trish Moore Scholarship Fund
And mail to:
Deborah Hewitt 11 Grove St. Londonderry, NH 03053

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