Martha Ann Moore

  • Born: December 20, 1951
  • Died: June 27, 2014
  • Location: Macomb, Michigan

Lee-Ellena Funeral Home

46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb Township, MI 48044
Tel. (586) 412-8999

Tribute & Message From The Family

Martha Ann Moore began her journey of life on the cold day of December 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second of five children born to Ray and Grace Patrick (née Locriccio). To support his growing family, Ray worked as a butcher at a local meat market. After several years, he would open up his own store, the Patrick Market, which was owned and operated by Ray and Grace for many years.

Growing up, Martha was a very intelligent young lady and excelled in school and would graduate from Denby High School in June of 1969. Martha began her further studies at Wayne State University not long after. Her intelligence was only exceeded by her loving maternal side. Even at an early age, she took part in rearing her younger siblings, most notably her youngest brother, Peter. Martha always made a point to let her little brother tag along whenever he wanted to. Whether it was taking him to his first drive-in movie or showing him around Wayne State's campus, Pete was always sure to have a good time with his big sister, Martha.

During this time, Martha would meet and later marry the man who was to become her first husband, Donald Moore. The two were wed in the early 1970's and Martha would put her studies on hold to begin her family which grew to include her children who she loved dearly; Christopher Wayne, Jennifer Ann and Melissa Ann. Though her marriage to Donald would not last, the love they held for their children would stand the test of time.

As a mother, Martha was completely devoted to her children. She encouraged them to do their best and was right there for them whenever they needed the support only she could give. Martha not only encouraged her children verbally. Her actions proved she was one who lived by her belief in constant self-improvement. As her children grew into young adults, Martha decided that it was time to go back to school and accomplish her goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. She worked hard at Macomb Community College and later transferred to Walsh College of Accountancy and Business where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and later her Master's of Accounting. Martha achieved all of this while holding down a stable home life and working several part-time jobs.

Martha would meet the love of life, Jeffrey Jolly, while an Accountant at the National Association of Investors in 1988. While at work one day, she was experiencing mechanical difficulties with her car, and Jeff, who knew quite a bit about automotive repair, was sent from his office to give her a helping hand. This kind gesture would start a romance between the two that would last the next twenty-six years.

Martha and Jeff would later relocate to Macomb and could not have been happier together. When Martha was not working hard at Geisinger & Dial, she enjoyed taking camping trips with Jeff and her family to multiple areas; from Grand Marais to Lake Port, and Ludington to parts of Canada, Martha did not mind setting up tent an taking in all that beauty that nature had to offer.

When not traveling about, Martha could be found cheering on Jeff and his band, "Those Who Dream," as they performed at local venues or bowling and golfing with the many friends she had made from work. At home, she kept up a beautiful yard and was proud of her landscaping abilities. She was a nurturing grandmother to her grandchildren, Joseph and Jessica, and could not spoil them enough. She loved nothing more than to take them camping with her, spend the day with them at the zoo or get them ready to trick-or-treat on Halloween. After a long day, she would sit back and enjoy a BBC mystery show and maybe a program or two on the Sci-Fi channel as well.

After a battle against cancer, Martha made her transition on June 27, 2014. Though she is gone for now, Martha will forever be remembered for her zest for life and possessing a drive to succeed that was unsurpassable. Her name translated from Aramaic meant "lady" which she truly was in every sense of the word.

She will be greatly missed.

Martha is survived by the love of her life, Jeffrey Jolly; children, Christopher (Christy) Moore, Jennifer Moore and Melissa Moore; grandchildren, Joseph Moore and Jessica Moore; siblings, Sadie (Gary) Winslow, Peter (Georgia Rose) Patrick, William Patrick and many extended loved ones and friends.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Patrick and Grace Patrick and brother, Raymond Patrick.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Martha was such a great person - super sharp, nice, kind, caring, paid attention to you -hard working - always working late - way too often in fact - but always had time for you. I think of the NAIC people we all worked with - and she is one of the best. She gave her everything to NAIC - and to those around here. I always wanted to say hello to her every day - easy as I was across the hall from her. I still miss her when I think of NAIC. Her life was too short. Jonathan Strong

Posted by Jonathan Strong - Troy, MI - Coworker   September 14, 2017

I will truly miss Martha. Her kindness and intelligence will be greatly missed. She was a very ethical and honest person. It sounds like her family will always have wonderful memories of her. She was so much a part of their lives, she was a part of my life, too. Arlene Barlow

Posted by Arlene Barlow - NAPLES, FL - client   July 10, 2014

Martha took care of our taxes for several years with great diligence. Seth was a delight to work with and was unfailingly helpful when we were slow or inept in our supplying information.
Along with many others We shall miss her sorely.

Posted by Bill and Lesley McCowen - Keswick, formerly from Metam, VA - Client   July 02, 2014

My sympathies to Martha's family. I golfed with Martha for many years. We had great times golfing! I will miss her.

Posted by Rose Markey - Troy, MI - Golfed with Martha   July 01, 2014

Deepest Sympathy to Jeff, her children, grandchildren, family ,and friends. Martha and Jeff were our bowling partners and friends for many years. She will greatly be missed by us. We had a few years of no time and we were just getting to the point where we needed to make that time. It is sorrowful we did not get to do all that. But we will think and remember her smile always.

Posted by Pat & Frank Keller - Yale, MI - friends   July 01, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Martha. We did a lot together when our children were small. We would get together with our husbands to play cards or just hang out at each others house. We bowled together on a league then later joined a couples league with Jeff and Martha. Martha would come up with funny "one liners" and not even know that she said something funny. She will be missed.

Posted by Vee - Columbus, MI - Friend   July 01, 2014

Dear Jeff, Chris, Jennifer, and Melissa -

May you all find comfort being together and sharing your good thoughts and many fond memories.

Martha was a true gem! I have been fortunate to have worked with her for the past 14 years at Geisinger + Dial. She was always accessible; willing to take the time to answer a question or do whatever was asked of her, even during the busiest of times. She will be truly missed.

With my deepest sympathy -



Posted by Debbie Gaeschke - Harrison Township, MI - Friend and Co-Woker   June 30, 2014

My deepest sympathies to Jeff, Martha's family members and friends. She was a great person and a great co-worker. I worked with her for many years at NAIC/BetterInvesting. I was in an investment club with her for many years as well. I learned a lot from her during that time. She was so knowledgeable and so helpful to everyone around her. She had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around.

My thought and prayers are with her loved ones during this difficult time. She will be missed but never forgotten. Keep her in your hearts and minds and she will always be with you.

Posted by Dawn Wyatt - Clinton Township, MI - friend, former co-worker   June 30, 2014

My deepest condolences to Martha's family. I've worked with Martha for the past 14 years at Geisinger + Dial, and before that also took classes with her at Walsh when we were both working on our Masters degrees in Taxation. Life is somewhat funny in how we generally end up spending more time with our co-workers than we do with our friends and families. Martha was almost always the first person that I would see each morning as her office was directly across from the door that we use to enter into our office. Every morning I would walk in and tell her good morning and ask her if it was time to go home yet. And just about every morning she assured me that I had just got there and that it was not time to go home yet. It was also the first thing that I said to her the first time that I visited her at the hospital. Sadly, she never got the chance to go home. I know that the pain that she was going through had to be excruciating as she informed me that she would much rather be working. Anyhow, I have really missed her not being here the past couple of months and know that I will continue to miss her. I will miss getting her advice on tough tax issues but also and more importantly I will miss talking to her about life; our friends and families; and the multitude of similar television shows that we both watched and enjoyed discussing. I will even miss her microwaving brussel sprouts every day for lunch and the occasional fish that would smell up the office. Rest In Peace dear Martha. You are loved and will be deeply missed. Your friend and co-worker, Scott

Posted by Scott Viall - Troy, MI - Co-Worker   June 30, 2014

Martha will always be in my heart... she was the best... worked with her for many years, golfed with her for many years... was an investment club member with her for, again, many years.. will remember all the good times.. she is at peace and no longer has any pain. Missing her!

Posted by Sue Peterman - Clawson, MI - Friend, former co-worker   June 30, 2014

Dear Jeff and family:

I just heard of Martha's passing and words can't begin to described how sorry I am for your loss. Martha was always very kind and helpful to me during the time we worked together at NAIC. I learned a lot from her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Mary Ann "Dash" Robertson - Utica, MI - Former Co-worker   June 30, 2014

Jeff, Chris, Melissa, and Jennifer,
You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. Your mom always made me laugh. We will pray for comfort over the coming months.

Love Always!!!!!!

Posted by Drew, Lisa, Ellie, and Zach Jolly - Lapeer, MI - Brother-in-Law   June 29, 2014

There is none other than Martha.

I have worked hand in hand with Martha for longer than I can remember. Martha was my go to for just about everything to do with the 401-K account that I was the custodian of. Phew...that was not true I was just sitting in the chair everyday....Martha was the real brains and gate keeper of the account.
Up until today that was a secret!

Martha was as inspiration to everyone who knew her and worked with her.
She always had time to help regardless of how busy she was.

Everyone at Geisinger & Dial will miss Martha beyond what words could every express. I will miss her terribly but will always carry her voice in my head.

As Martha remains on my shoulder I send love, prayers and wonderful memories to Jeff and the family.


Patti Dial

Posted by Patti Dial - Troy, MI - Friend   June 28, 2014

Martha was always there when I needed by self bailed out from some kind of accounting problem. She would slowly take this engineer through the maze of accounting & tax rules and safely dock me on a safe shore. Martha was truly a very kind and loving person and the world could use many more like her.

Posted by Douglas C Holden - VanBuren Twp., MI - Friend & client   June 28, 2014


Like the Eagle Martha never hid from a storm but would rise above that storm and safely see us all thru it. She will be missed but never forgotten. Doug, Sue & Colleen know a dear friend is in a better place and is at peace.

Posted by Douglas C Holden - VanBuren Twp., MI - friends   June 28, 2014


I'm so sorry for the loss of Martha - Loved one, Mom, and Grandma!

Chris, your Mom was an amazing woman and I know your heart is broken but know that she is at peace and there is no more suffering. You were her son and I could always feel the love she had for you. She was so proud of the man that you are! I pray for you in the coming days and weeks as you grieve for a beautiful person your "Mom".

Christy, I know that you and Martha had a wonderful and amazing Mother Daughter relationship and that meant the world to you with our own so very far away! She loved you like her own and always treated you as her own. You couldn't have asked for a better mother in law and I pray for you as you grieve her loss.

Joseph, My dear sweet nephew. Your Grandma Moore loved you more than words will ever say, you were the apple of her eye. You have many years of memories with her and she will always watch down over you and love you!

Jessica, My dear niece you are so young but I know your Mom and Dad will always share stories and memories with you of Grandma Moore. She adored you and she will always watch over you.

I love you all and Pray for each of you during the grieving process. Martha will never be far from your minds or your hearts! Remember all the great memories you have and she will live on Forever through each of you.

Know that I'm always here for all of you!

Love always,

Posted by Stacy Benoit - Warren, MI - My sister Christy's mother-in-la   June 28, 2014

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