laine Marjorie Moore was born on September 21, 1934 in Port of Spain, Trinidad to Marcellin Villaroel who passed after giving birth to Elaine. She was adopted as an infant and grew up in San Juan, Trinidad. Elaine became a mother of seven children and who loved cooking, crocheting, and dancing. The latter she mastered, whether it was ballroom dancing or soca dancing, she ruled the floor. But most of all, Elaine’s main love was caring and loving her family.
As with any mother who wants the best for her children, Elaine made a choice to leave Trinidad in 1969 and migrated to the Virgin Islands to work as a nanny for a short time before finally being sponsored by a couple in the United States to be the caretaker of twins. She worked for that family for about five years and while doing this, the family helped her to get her permanent residence card. With her family in mind, Elaine returned to Trinidad in 1972, married Oscar T. Moore (deceased) and started the process of bringing her family to the United States.
After leaving their employment, Elaine worked as a private caretaker before she became an employee of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, now known as Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During this period, Elaine was able to bring her family little by little until they were united. Elaine worked at Brigham and Women’s for about 10 years before moving on to Fernald State School and stayed there for about 15 years.
Elaine joined the Emmanuel Holiness Church in 1984 and was a dedicated member. Sensing a higher purpose, Elaine became a foster parent. For the many children that entered her home on Cedar Street and for the exemplary care given them, she received many accolades and awards from the foster care system. Even after moving from Boston to New Jersey, Elaine continued with foster parenting for another ten years before retiring.
After suffering a stroke, Elaine was brought back to Boston where she resided at the Hebrew Senior Life. There, her family visited her regularly and enjoyed those precious visits. Elaine is preceded by her husband Oscar T. Moore, daughter Pansie Spencer Osburne and grandson Tisfa Spencer. She leaves behind to cherish her memories children Earl, Patsy, Kenwin, Peter, Timothy, and Michelle; grandchildren Justine, Trevon, Aziyeh, Melinie, Onika, Aida, Aliyah, Kalia, Kareem, Kalefa, Jabbar, Igina, Mekeda, Aniha, Tyron, Angelina Elaine, Shinika, Yarina, Jadine, Jeffrey, Ellaina, Radharaine, Sukadeva, Cintamani, Lalita, a host of great-grands and great-great grands and a son-in-law. Our mother, grandma, great-grandma, and great-great grandma, you will truly be missed. May your soul rest in peace.
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