Mary Lou Moore, a resident of Barrington RI for the past 36 years, died peacefully Saturday, March 30th at home.
Born May 11, 1944 in Albany N.Y. to John Smyth and Mary Killough Smyth. Mary Lou received a Bachelor of Arts in French from Alfred University in 1966.
After college Mary Lou worked for John Hancock in Boston. In a career shift, she took a position at the RI Watercolor Society where she was the Gallery Director for 17 years. In this position she started National Shows and brought nationally known artists to perform weeklong workshops for all to enjoy. During this phase of her life she returned to painting and became well known for her beautiful watercolor paintings.
Mary Lou was a devoted and loving grandmother who also loved cooking, skiing, sailing with the Barrington Yacht Club, being a congregant of Channing Memorial Church in Newport, and traveling extensively. She made several trips to France and Italy.
She is survived by her husband Norm Moore, son Mark Sullivan, daughters Devon Egge (Tim Egge) and Jennifer Moore, grandson Erik Egge and granddaughter Rebecca Egge.
A Memorial service has been planned for Sunday April 7th @ 1:30pm at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840-3131
In lieu of flowers, Mary Lou would rather have gifts be made to the MS Society (www.NationalMSsociety.org) which was a charity that she supported regularly.