Donald “Wayne” Moores, age 70, of Hanover, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 25th, 2018 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Lynne (Brown) Moores, and his parents Frank R. and E. Dorothy (LeGrow) Moores. Devoted father of Carrie of Hanover; Todd and his wife Amy of Westminster; Peter and his wife Erin of Sherborn; and Samuel and his wife Kerri-Ann of Hanover; and proud grandfather to Bryan, Justin, Andrew, Caroline, Oliver, and Amelia. He is also survived by his brother John and his wife Sandy Moores of Stoneham; his uncle Donald and his wife Ruth LeGrow of Garland, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Born in Everett and raised in Stoneham, Wayne graduated from Stoneham High School before graduating from Northeastern University in 1970 with a degree in sociology. He met his wife at a church group during college and soon after they married and moved to Hanover in 1975. For more than 40 years, Wayne worked at the John Hancock in its property management and security operations group, where he made lifelong friends.
He was a very proud father of his children’s accomplishments. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren’s school events, sports games, music performances, plays, and military events. An avid and lifelong fan of sports, Wayne instilled the love of all sports in his children while playing and coaching baseball through his 50s.
Wayne believed in civic engagement and volunteered for the town of Hanover for 4 decades on different town committees: Advisory, Bylaw (Chair), Capital Improvement (Chair), and the Police Station Building Committee (Chair). Wayne also was a member of the St. John’s Church Vestry in Hingham, MA. He enjoyed history, camping, and exploring his Newfoundland roots. He also valued friendships and could be found reconnecting with friends during their Monday Morning breakfast club and the Stoneham Friday D&D Club.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist, 172 Main St., Hingham, MA. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Hanover Permanent Scholarship Fund, PO Box 67, Hanover, MA 02339.