Karen A. Moore

June 19, 1947 ~ October 15, 2018 (age 71)


It is with great sadness that the family of Karen A. Moore announces her passing after a long battle with Alzheimer ’s disease on October 15, 2018 at the age of 71.  


Karen was born on June 19, 1947 in Boston, MA to the late Marie (Hassett) Mackay and Douglas Patterson. She was raised in Randolph, MA where she met her husband William “Bill” Moore. They were married for more than 48 years and raised their children, Patrick and Eileen, in Abington, MA.


Karen was one of a kind. She was both warm and gentle, and lovably feisty, with a wicked sense of humor and an easy, infectious laugh. She loved music – especially rock ‘n’ roll – and would be the first one on the dance floor at any celebration, taking anyone willing (and sometimes even the unwilling) along with her. She was incredibly creative and had a wonderful imagination. Whether it was Halloween costumes, silly songs and stories, or decorations for her home, Karen was always making something new. She had a gift for seeing magic in the mundane, like finding a rock she thought looked like a monster face, painting it and giving it a new home in her flower garden. She loved going camping with her family and trying to coax them into singing “cowboy songs” around the fire.


Karen is survived and deeply loved by her husband Bill Moore of Middleboro; son Patrick Moore of New Bedford; daughter Eileen Moore Herrera and son-in-law Michael Herrera of Astoria, NY and their children, Simon Patrick and Anna Lucia; sister Susan Hartman and brother-in-law Jerry Hartman; brother Steven Patterson; sister Marie Eccles; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother and father, Karen was preceded in death by her stepfather John Mackay and grandson Sebastian William Herrera.  


Visitation will be held on Wednesday October 17 from 4-8pm at the Quealy and Son Funeral Home in Abington, with a funeral service in the funeral home on Thursday at 11am, followed by interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery.


The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff at Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center and Old Colony Hospice who took such gentle care of Karen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Karen’s honor to the Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Activities Department at 1044 Park Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 or at her Alzheimer’s Association tribute page at:


A smile relieves a heart that grieves. Waiting on a Friend – The Rolling Stones

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October 17, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Quealy Funeral Home
116 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351

Funeral Service
October 18, 2018

11:00 AM
Quealy Funeral Home
116 Adams Street
Abington, MA 02351

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