Clifton A. Moore

Date of Passing:

December 5, 2017

Moore, Clifton A., 91, of Rumford, died peacefully on December 5, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Douglas) Moore.

Born in Cambridge, MA., he was the son of the late Vera Moore and lived in East Providence for 54 years.

Mr. Moore started his professional career in retail in Boston. He then worked for the Internal Revenue Service in the Midwest and New England. Following this, he was the President of the Business Development Company of RI/Business Opportunities Incorporated. Clifton later served as the Director of the Department of Business Regulations for the state of Rhode Island and the interim Executive Director of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Rhode Island.

Mr. Moore was involved in numerous organizations including the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the NAACP, the Urban League, Automobile Club of Rhode Island, Roger Williams Hospital, URI Foundation, Church of the Epiphany, Turks Head Club, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the United Way and Rumford Little League.

Mr. Moore was a United States Army Veteran serving in Europe during WWII.

Besides his wife of 61 years, he is survived by a son, Clifton A. Moore Jr., of Rumford and his partner Sue Roberts; two daughters, Marilyn A. Johnson and her husband Raymond of East Providence and Theresa M. Moore of Pawtucket and three grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Morgan Johnson and Briana Johnson, all of East Providence.

His funeral will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017, from the W.RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 a.m. with a funeral service at the Church of the Epiphany, 1336 Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

Calling hours are Friday from 4-8p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Clifton’s memory to either the United Negro College Fund, 321 Columbus Avenue #11, Boston, MA, 02116 or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Theresa,
    I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our fathers were track meet buddies back in the day when you and Brenda were friendly competetors. He took time to hand write a thoughtful letter to Bren when our dad died unexpectedly in 1981, and in it he told her to ” keep the faith”. I pass his words of wisdom to your family as you treasure a lifetime of wonderful memories.
    God’s peace~the Thulier family

  2. Cliff, Sue and family, we are very sorry about the loss of your father. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days and months to come.

  3. My sincerest sympathies are sent to you an your family! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. My condolences to you and the Moore family.

  5. Cliff and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You have always spoken highly of him, and I hope you hold your fond memories close to your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sue, Marilyn and all of your family at this difficult time.

  6. Our condolences to you and your family.

  7. Ms. Joan and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. May your memories sustain you, and your love sustain you always. You are in my prayers. Grace and peace.

  8. Theresa and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May the memories you have bring comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Joan and family,
    We are lifting you up in prayer and here to support you in any way if needed. The beautiful tribute speaks volumes to the blessing Clift was to you and your family. Please treasure the memories. God bless.

  10. Joan
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  11. So Sorry for you loss of a great person, sending prayers and hugs of strength to you and your family.

  12. Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Sending you (and them) lots of loving energy…

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time…

  14. May God extend His strength and peace to you all during this time of great loss. May He fill your minds with beautiful memories to sustain you.

  15. Marilyn…I’m so sorry for your loss. You will in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. I am so sorry for you and your family for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you and your family. Hugs.

  17. Sending my condolences to Joan and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers to the family. May he rest in peace

  19. You must be proud of the wonderful fulfilling life that he led. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Brenda Dausco

  20. So very sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts!

  21. Joan and Family, You have my heartfelt sympathy.

  22. Marilyn and family,

    So very sorry for your loss! Your father will be missed by many.
    My prayers are with you.

  23. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. You and your family are in my heart and mind. So sorry for your loss.

  25. So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  26. I am a better person for having known Clif and your entire family. I have so many memories to cherish….church, neighborhood, babysitting, laughing, crying. Thank you all for being a part of my life!

  27. It is never easy to lose a parent. I am so sorry for your loss.

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