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William Hollis Moore
May 23, 2024


LIMINGTON- William Hollis Moore, Bill, was born on October 30, 1944, in North Hampton, MA to Hollis W. Moore and Winifred C. (Dodge) Moore and passed away peacefully in his home on May 23, 2024. Bill was raised in Amherst, MA and attended schools locally. His mother was an elementary teacher and also a principal. His father was an industrial arts teacher. Following high school graduation, Bill attended Smith Vocational School for two years in the industrial arts program and then Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
At the age of ten Bill’s family began spending summers in Camp Ellis, Saco, Maine where the family owned a couple of cottages and ran a Deep Sea Fishing business. Bill obtained his captain’s license at the age of 19 and truly loved running the ship alongside his dad.
Bill grew to love Maine and eventually ended up studying at the University of Southern Maine where he received his bachelor’s and then master’s degree in industrial arts and teacher education respectively. Bill continued the teaching tradition set by his parents by teaching at the high school level in both Amherst, MA and Old Orchard, ME. A few years later he returned to USM to teach industrial arts. He continued his education earning a Metallurgy Doctorate in Knoxville, TN. He returned to USM in Gorham where he taught classes in manufacturing, material science and ergonomics both on campus and off campus sites such as Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pratt & Whitney until his retirement in 2011; a total of 43 years as a dedicated educator with two of his children following in his footsteps as teachers. Bill felt pride in his work as the department chair for two four-year terms and serving as Director of USM’s Manufacturing Applications Center where he provided technical consulting and performed testing procedures for many companies in Maine such as LL Bean and Thomas Moser.
Though his accomplishments are many, his greatest pride and joy was found in those he loved most: his beloved wife Sally of 42 years and four children, Todd Edward (Becky), Holly Ann (Eric Sanborn), Amanda May and Christina Marie (Kempton Rich). He was a proud grandfather of 9: Emily, Haley, Erin, Tyler, Courtney, Nick, Keegan, Kayden and Annabelle and two great-grandchildren Cassia and Koa.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman. Fishing and hunting, which he learned from his father, were his passions. He made it a point to share those passions with his children and grandchildren. The day before he passed, he went fishing with a friend and then cleaned and froze his catch to provide for his family as he always did. Bill was an active member in the Standish Fish and Game club where he continued teaching through their hunting and boating safety courses. Bill

was also an active member in the Lake Preservation and Road Maintenance Associations for Pequawket Lake where he resided. Most recently Bill was involved in the Loon Preservation project through the Audubon society where he helped launch and protect a loon nesting raft. There is currently a female loon on the nest.
Bill was a generous man, especially with his time and talent. After moving to Pequawket Lake from Standish, people quickly learned to ‘call Bill’ for whatever project they needed help with. Teaching was in his blood and he took every opportunity presented to share his knowledge and expertise with anyone who needed it. His incredible presence will be greatly missed by all whose lives he’s touched.
A celebration of life service will be held on June 23 at the Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel, 498 Long Plains Road (Rt.22) in Buxton, beginning with a visiting hour at 1pm and the service at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Standish Fish and Game Club, Dan Dyer, PO Box 18, Steep Falls, ME 04085.

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Chad E. Poitras Cremation & Funeral Service
498 Long Plains Road
Buxton, ME 04093