Roma A. Moore, 81, of Marlborough


Roma A. MooreMarlborough – Roma A. (Melvin) Porzio Moore, 81, of Marlborough died Tuesday November 28, 2023 at Marlborough Hospital. Her husband Harry R. Moore, Sr. died in 1973.

She was born in Cambridge, the daughter of the late John A. and Lois L. (Henderson) Melvin and was raised in Southborough. She was a part of the first graduating class of Algonquin High School Class in 1960. Roma went on to attend and graduate from Mass Bay Community College where she received an Associates Degree in Business Administration.

She worked for Bose Corporation as a document controller/trainer for 20 years retiring in 1999.

She enjoyed camping, crocheting, playing BINGO and spending precious time with her grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as Nana, Gram, and Gigi. She was silly, smart, strong and so very loving. She was the best listener, gave the best advice, and the best hugs.

Motherhood is all she’s ever known and she was so good at it. She raised six children on her own and managed to graduate from college while doing so. She also loved cooking, baking, and singing in the church choir. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She would often show up to family gatherings singing Christmas Carols at the front door.

She leaves four sons, Robert S. Moore and his wife Susan of Natick, Harry R. Moore, Jr. and his wife Linda of Bedford, James M. Moore and his wife Cynthia of Southborough and Jeffrey D. Moore and his wife Karen of Franklin; her daughter, Rebecca A. Ward of Marlborough; three brothers, James Miller of Florida, Martin Miller of Rhode Island, Michael Miller of South Carolina; three sisters, Lois Delmonte of Florida, Deborah Delmonte of Rhode Island, Maryanne Miller of New Hampshire; 15 grandchildren, Robert Jr, Krista, Cynthia, Samantha, Jacob, Daniel, Anthony, Gemma, Nikki, Taylor, Jennifer, Ethan, Ashley, Jessica, and Ryan; 7 great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces. She was the Mother of Mary-Jane Carter of Marlborough who died in 2009.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday December 5 at 11:00 AM in the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Monday December 4 from 5-8 PM in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Buddy Dog Humane Society (

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln Street, Marlborough.

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