In Memory

George Moro

George Moro

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04/22/13 07:35 PM #1    

Dianne May (Stoehrer)

Taken from his obituary in the Lawrence Eagle Tribune


George Moro, 18, died Sunday night, November 29, 1964, at Lawrence General Hospital where he was admitted on Friday. 

He was born in Lawrence, MA.  The youth was a graduate of Andover High School, Class of 1963, and was at the time a member of the sophomore class at Lowell Technological Institute.

He leaves his father George Moro of Flushing, Long Island, New York; his mother, the former Antonette Pettoruto of Andover; also, a sister Rose Mary of Andover.

02/13/14 01:13 PM #2    

Ginny Hall (Dickens)

We received a note from Joyce Pettoruto Butler, AHS Class of 1969.  She says:  Thank you so much for honoring my older cousin George's memory on your site.  To this day, I still use the wooden apple napkin holder he made in shop class.  He and my dad loved to fix cars together in our driveway on Elm Street.  Sadly, his sister Rosemary died about ten years after him from leukemia.

02/14/14 08:51 AM #3    

Cathy Wojtkun

I remember George well--his words were always kind to me and always had a smile for those he passed in the hallways or in class.  High school can be a challening time for many, but George seemed to take it all in stride and helped to have others feel the same.  

02/14/14 10:31 AM #4    

Pamela McAninch (Mackesey)

George sat behind me in homeroom.  We shared the strong tendency to procrastinate and so also shared  frantic, often hilarious efforts to complete our work before homeroom was over. I was shocked when I heard that he died, too young.  Nice guy.

02/14/14 11:52 AM #5    

Jacqueline Atkinson (Atkinson)

Such a short life...heaven obviously needed him sooner rather than later...

I didn't really know him at all, only remember seeing him in the hallways.  Now I wish I had known

so many more of my classmates better but we were all wrapped up in being teens.

02/14/14 12:36 PM #6    

Irving Stowers

George and I purchased the Ford Model A (with rumble seat) shown above and attempted to restore it. Boy were we naive about metallurgy and automotive construction. Even the small dents in the front left fender were beyond our capability to remove with even the largest hammer. We didn't realize we needed an acetylene torch to soften the steel. However, it was fun and George and I had a lot of fun sitting in it and thinking how cool it would be someday. We sold it in just about the same condition as we bought it.

02/14/14 08:18 PM #7    

Michael Barry

Rememer George well! He was a nice fellow, quiet, smart with a good sense of humor.


02/15/14 11:44 AM #8    

Bruce Elmer

I went with George's sister, Rosemary, for awhile, and didn't know that she died?? Does anyone know any of the particulars. Was she married? Did she have a family? Where did she live?

02/15/14 02:05 PM #9    

Pamela Richardson

  I recall George as being quiet and shy.  The last time I saw him was the summer after graduation.  Judie Deacon and I were in Lawrence and were so pleasantly surprised to run into George!  He was a clerk at the store.  Just a truly nice guy.  I still remember being STUNNED, not that much later, when I saw his obituary.  This was SO unexpected- and memorable for being the first of our peers to pass away.  Sadly, Judie is now also gone.

02/18/14 03:42 PM #10    

Nancy Hart (O'Brien)

Dear Classmates,

     Thank you for your thoughts & remembrarances. I also remember George as kind & unassuming..Shared memories bring us closer.                  Best to all,  Nancy Hart O'Bbien

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