Leicester, New York: Agnes Macauley Moore (Feb. 24, 1917-Oct. 30, 2016) passed away peacefully at the age of 99. She is survived by her three sons: Gary D. Moore of Leicester, Dennis L. Moore (Marilyn) of Leicester, and Gregory J. Moore (Grace) of Tidioute, Pennsylvania; four granddaughters: Mari Beth Merriman (Scott) of Pewaukee, WI, Ann Jones (Andrew) of Annapolis, MD, Kristin Bosko of Youngsville, PA, and Kimberly Thomas of NC; two grandsons: Clint Moore (Misty) of Youngsville, PA, and Patrick Moore of Leicester, NY; sister-in-law, Helen Macauley, four great grandsons, three great granddaughters, one niece, one nephew, two great nieces, and six great nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Lester D. Moore; parents, David and Matilda Macauley; two brothers, James and Clair Macauley; daughter-in-law, Toni Ann Moore.
She was blessed to have a long life spending time with family and friends and she truly loved life, especially living on the family dairy farm. Agnes was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary (The world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization.) Some of her favorite childhood memories were of her friendship and adventures with Barbara Woodward, especially the time they met Amelia Earhart at the Leroy Airport. In later years, Agnes enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a loving and proud daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She had a passion for crochet, reading, baking, swimming, horseback riding, travelling and tending to her rose garden. Her father David (a professional horse trainer for The Woodward Family of Leroy, NY, as well as journalist, Arthur Brisbane, of Manhattan, NY) owned a farm and multiple racehorses of his own, which contributed to Agnes having a lifelong love of horses. She will be remembered by all who knew her as always having a positive outlook on life. Even during times of adversity her motto was, “This too shall pass.” Agnes also believed that you should never go to bed angry, breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and her personal faith in God was her daily guide for living.
A private memorial will be held by her family at a future date. Memorials may be made to The EquiCenter, at The William & Mildred Levine Ranch, 3247 Rush-Mendon Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. To send a condolence please visit: