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In Memoriam: Patrick Pearse Moore


Patrick Pearse Moore was born in the Bronx to Mary Holt Moore, a prominent Gaelic League activist who died in 2016, and Thomas A. Moore, an FDNY Deputy Chief who died in 2012.

Patrick Moore, of Shrub Oak, NY, was a retired Westchester Assistant District Attorney. He died at the age of 60 on Saturday, July 29 following a Swim Across America Event at the Larchmont Yacht Club, CBS News reported. 

As the county mourns Moore’s sudden loss, the Westchester District Attorney’s Office is remembering him as a “devoted and distinguished public servant.” 

“For those of us who had the privilege to have worked with Pat, we will always remember his dedication to justice, sharp wit, and generosity of spirit,” the office said in a statement on Monday, July 31.

Patrick was a devoted grandfather, father, brother, son, godfather, uncle, cousin, and friend, and he never missed an opportunity to be among his large extended family. He is survived by his granddaughter Orla, his sons Brendan (Erin), Declan, and Kevin, their mother Kerri, his siblings Tommy, Kevin (Kerri), Maureen Slattery (Roger), Cathleen McNulty (Kevin), Dermot (Joan), Kerry, and Eileen Fitzgerald (Bobby), and his 37 beloved nieces and nephews.

Patrick was proud of his Irish-American heritage from a young age. He was a skilled bagpiper and founding member of the Kerry Pipers and a proud member of the Bronx Gaelic League, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division III Pearl River, and the Police Emerald Society of Westchester. While at Iona College, Patrick (class of 1984) joined the Iona College Pipe Band and the Iona Crew Team, and he counted many fellow Gaels amongst his closest friends. 

Active in his retirement, he biked the trails of Westchester, swam laps, golfed and hiked often. Patrick was a dedicated volunteer, socializing puppies at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, earning his Gallon Club card from the New York Blood Center, running the Tunnel to Towers 5K yearly, and was participating in the Swim Across America charity open water swim at the time of his passing. A man of faith, Patrick attended mass regularly at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, NY. 

The Wake will be at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River, NY, Thursday from 7-9 PM, and Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM.The Funeral Mass will be at St. Margaret’s Church, also in Pearl River, at 10 AM on Saturday. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.Patrick was retired as an Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County.He was a graduate of St. Helena Elementary School, Bronx High School of Science, Iona University, and St. John’s University Law School.
Beannacht Dé Lena Anam Uasal. God Bless his noble soul.
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