Stephanie Moore obituary (2021) – Wilton, Connecticut
Stephanie Haase Moore, 83, of Wilton, CT, died on November 18, 2021 at Meadow Ridge Medical Center while recovering from recent heart surgery.
For sixty-one years, she was the beloved wife of Gary Moore, then the loving mother of Scott, Leanne and Kristen and the beloved grandmother of Emma, Katie and Charlotte.
Steffi was born April 19, 1938 in New Rochelle, NY, attended Thornton Donoval School, and lived on Interlaken Avenue until she was fifteen. In 1953, her parents, George and Helen Haase, moved the family to Sturges Ridge Road in Wilton, and she attended Staples High School in Westport, where she graduated in 1956.
She then attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., Where she majored in English Literature and was proud to be a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Stef was fortunate enough to meet the handsome former GI, Gary , in the student snack bar, and reluctantly agreed to have a beer with him at the local farmer’s bar. They married five months later and completed their studies together.
Steffi and Gary quickly started a family, first residing in Bridgeport, then relocating to Wilton, Connecticut. She was very proud to be an amazing stay-at-home mom, who focused on volunteering with any organization that needed her. The bands she was most devoted to included The Treasure House and The Turnover Shop, and her ultimate joy came from the hours she dedicated to the biannual Minks to Sinks event.
Steffi took her role as a grandmother very seriously and took great pleasure in her three granddaughters. She especially enjoyed sharing her love for dollhouse collectibles, watching movies and making them her famous paprikash chicken.
In addition to his nearly seven-decade love for Wilton, Steffi also relished his family time in western Pennsylvania, where Gary grew up. She was always content to relax with a crossword puzzle or a book on the porch seesaw with a glass of wine in hand, her famous spaghetti sauce bubbling on the stove. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie is survived by her husband, Gary, her two daughters, Leanne Moore of Norwalk and Kristen and her husband, Stewart, of Ridgefield, her granddaughters Emma Caroline, Katherine Scott and Charlotte Claire, as well as her brother Jon Haase and her wife Margaret of Wilton. She is predeceased by her son, Scott.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 W. Church St., Georgetown, CT 06829. Friends can greet family from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Interment will be private at Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in his memory to the Family and Children’s Agency or the Wilton Library.
https://familyandchildrensagency.org/ or https://www.wiltonlibrary.org/
Posted by The Hour on November 26, 2021.