Robert F. “Bob” Moore, 85, of Auburn, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 14, 2022 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center.

He leaves his beloved wife, with whom he shared 63 wonderful years of marriage, Harriet A. (Rivers) Moore; his loving daughters, Pamela Keyes and her husband Billy, of Spencer, Cheryl Treen and her husband Paul, of Douglas, and Lisa Purretta and her husband Jimmy, of Oxford; and close family members, Beth Figuerido and her husband Tony, of Auburn; six adoring grandchildren, Casey Keyes, Tyler Keyes, Matthew Treen, Dante Purretta, Anthony Purretta, and Alana Purretta; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends. Bob was predeceased by his siblings: Alfred, Don, John, Charlie, and Lawrence Moore, Dorothy Kapulka, Madeline Dube, Lorraine Martellotta, and Barbara De Laurie.

Born in Worcester, Bob was the youngest of ten children born to the late Beatrice M. (Cardinal) Moore. He was a graduate of David Prouty High School in Spencer. He married the love of his life, Harriet, in the First Congregational Church of Spencer on May 24, 1958.

Bob worked extremely hard in the construction industry which led him to establish his own company – first called M&M Drilling, and later became B&H Drilling.

He loved to laugh, especially at his own jokes, loved puttering around his yard and enjoying the inground pool. Bob was a lifelong learner, and had a curious mind. His favorite TV show was Ancient Aliens, as he was always interested in the extraterrestrial and believed that we’re not alone in the galaxy. He was an avid reader, jack of all trades, and a Renaissance man. Bob also loved travelling, especially to Hawaii, Florida, and their condos in the Berkshires (Lee, MA) and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He will be remembered as a wonderfully kind family man, always smiling or laughing. He was a patient and generous person who was always willing to lend an ear or a helping hand to anyone. Bob will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he’s touched over his many years. He’d want everyone to remember that “Life is good.”

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Spencer ( or to the Salvation Army (

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Moore family from 10 AM – 12 Noon on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA, with a memorial service to follow at 12 Noon.