Ferne P. Moore, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born in Appleton on March 1, 1921. She has resided for the past few years at Ledgeview Assisted Living in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. Previously, she worked and lived in Bath, Maine, for 76 years.

Her family moved to Bath, Maine, in 1930. She attended Morse High School, and graduated from Morse in 1938. Following graduation from high school, Ferne worked in JJ Newberrys as a clerk in the hosiery department selling men’s, women’s and children’s hosiery for a year. She then was promoted to work in the office and was responsible for collecting and counting money from all of the departments.

In 1941, she began work at the Bath Trust Bank as a teller and worked there until she married Robert S. Moore from Bath, Maine, in 1950. At that time she left the bank to stay home and to start her family.

In 1953, she and her husband moved from Hyde Park to a new home built by her husband and father-in-law on Weeks Street. Over the next 12 to 13 years she stayed at home and raised two children, Linda the eldest and David the youngest. When Ferne decided to return to work she started at Bath National Bank as a bookkeeper and later transferred to First National Bank of Portland when an office opened in Bath on Front Street. She remained employed at First National for the next 20 years.

Some of Ferne’s outside interests were dancing (in her younger years), crosscountry skiing, camping, and traveling. She toured many of Europe’s countries and visited California every year to visit with her sister and nephew. She and her husband also loved their camp at Big Sebago and could be found there often after retirement where they enjoyed company, boating, and her children, and her two grandchildren, Justin and Devin Gray.

Ferne was preceded in death by her parents, V. George and Mary J. Bovaird Pettengill, and her sisters, Beulah Norton and Doris E. Soucy. She is survived by her son, David C. Moore and his wife Lisa and daughter Emily Rose of Riva, Maryland. Her daughter Linda A. Moore Gray and her husband Jeffrey of Yarmouth, Maine, and their sons, Justin A. Gray and his wife Enrica and daughter Emma Ada of Milan, Italy and Devin C. Gray of New York City, as well as her nephew Wayne B. Soucy and Ed Walsh of Rancho Mirage, California.

The viewing will be Friday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath, Maine. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Desmond Funeral Home. If gifts are to be made in her memory, mother loved flowers. Or donations made be made to Life Choices Hospice in Scarborough, Maine, and/or to Ledgeview Assisted Living Center in Cumberland, Maine.

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