Norma Caroline Moore

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Norma Caroline Moore
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Date of Birth: 
September 3 1924
Date of Death: 
October 1 2006

Norma Caroline Moore (née Scanlan)

“Lakeland - Norma Caroline Moore, 82, died Oct. 1, 2006 of heart failure. Survived by 2 sons, a brother & 6 grandchildren. Interment services Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.”
- Published in Lakeland Ledger on Oct. 5, 2006

Birth: 03 Sep 1924 (3 Sep 1924) - Salem County (Salem), New Jersey, USA
Death: 01 Oct 2006 (1 Oct 2006) - Lakeland, Polk County (Polk), Florida, USA
Parents: Edward Francis Scanlan, Emma Feather Scanlan (née Stanton)
Siblings: Edward F. Scanlan Jr., Donald D. Scanlan, Patricia M. Ewing (née Scanlan)
Spouse: Edward Francis Moore

Norma was born in Carney's Point, New Jersey on September 3, 1924 to father, Edward F. Scanlan, and mother, Emma F. Scanlan (née Stanton). Her siblings included: brother Edward F. Scanlan Jr.; brother, Donald D. Scanlan; and sister, Patricia M. Scanlan. Norma grew up around southern New Jersey, staying there for most of her childhood and early family life. When she was 24, she met Edward F. Moore (from Philadelphia) in Atlantic City, where he was a lifeguard and bartender. Their courting included roller rink dates and basketball games. They married in 1950, and together they had three children: Dennis F. Moore, Kathleen E. Moore, and Kevin T. Moore. In 1958, --just before the birth of her third child, Kevin-- she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She was admitted to a sanitarium at Mount Sinai and spent some time in a treatment facility from which she recovered.

Norma primarily worked for DuPont as a payroll bookkeeper at the Chambers Works Facility in Carney's Point. She was also a trailblazer for women in the workplace during the Rosie the Riveter movement as the whole nation became mobilized in the war effort. Her contribution was most notably with the Manhattan Project developing the atomic bomb (DuPont processed uranium for a project at the Chambers Works Facility).

In 1967, Norma and her family moved to Lakeland, Florida, where she continued a career with Kraft, Inc. Norma enjoyed sewing and crafting, often making her own dresses and skirts. Later in life, she dabbled in porcelain doll making and romance novel reading.

She died on Sunday, October 1, 2006 in Lakeland, Florida a month after the death of her daughter, Kathy ( ). Norma was survived by her two sons, six grandchildren, her brother Donald (who has since died in 2011), and multiple family friends.

She is still dearly missed.

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Place of Birth: 
Carney's Point, New Jersey, United States
Place of Death: 
Lakeland, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Lakeland, Florida, United States

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