The Rev. H. Carlton Moore, Jr. died on February 19th, at the age of 80.
Carlton was born on May 5, 1934 to Herbert Carlton, Sr. and Lillian Moore. He graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1956, and from Crane Theological School with a Master of Divinity in 1967.
Rev. Moore was ordained by the First Congregational Parish (Unitarian) of Norton, MA, in 1967. He was subsequently called to the First Congregational Parish, and he served as full time minister until 1970. From 1970 to 1995, Rev. Moore guest preached at over fifty congregations throughout Massachusetts, and spent his weekdays teaching and counselling students as a Professor of Engineering at Wentworth College. His pastorate at First Congregational Parish did not end in 1970, however. He continued to serve as the congregation's Minister of Religious Education and part time minister for the better part of the following twenty five years, leading many Sunday worship services, and keeping the doors of the church open to all.
Rev. Moore served as co-chairman of Board of Directors of the Cedar Hill Retreat Center, in Duxbury, MA, and chairperson of the Cedar Hill Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Norton Public Library and the Daggett Crandall Newcomb Home in Norton; he served on both boards for over 30 years.
Carlton kept busy during his free time by beekeeping, baking bread, and making wine. He was an avid reader; his daughters remember that he was “always in his reading chair.” He presided over the marriages of his three daughters, and he is remembered by congregants and friends as a “gentle giant,” who was “very active in the community.”
Carlton is survived by his daughter, Emily C. Minihane (James), Rebecca M. Raymond (David), and Meredith M. Owens (James); sister, Carol MacLennan; and grandchildren, Lillian, Charlotte, Madeleine, John, Lydia, Alice, Cole, and Mason. He is predeceased by his wife Camilla C .Moore; and son, Warren C. Moore.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 24th at 11:00 A.M. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., Norton, MA 02766.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Herbert may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or to Daggett Crandall Newcomb Home, 55 Newland St. Norton, MA 02766.
Notes of condolences may be sent to Mrs. Emily Minihane, 15 Vine Street, Franklin, MA 02038.