Yvonne “Toddy” Christy Moore of Hockessin

Yvonne “Toddy” Christy Moore, 87, of Hockessin, died Sunday, April 17, at her home. She was the loving wife of Joseph E. Moore Jr., who died in January of this year and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Rowland and the late Mary Malloy Christy.

She attended Unionville High School and the Chester County Hospital School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for many years at AI DuPont Hospital for Children. She retired as the night nursing supervisor in 1988. She was relied upon for her general medical knowledge by many including family, friends and neighbors throughout her life.

Some of Yvonne’s fondest memories were growing up on the grounds of Longwood Gardens. She shared these special experiences with her family regularly. Her love of flowers and gardening was evident especially in her retirement. She loved vacationing with family and friends in Avalon and Stone Harbor, N.J. She enjoyed playing bridge with the DelPark Manor friends and completing the daily crossword puzzles. She was an avid Phillies fan never missing a game on TV.

Survivors include her four devoted daughters, Pamela Gambacorta, Christy Almeida (Joe), Debra Papillo (Mark) all of Hockessin, Kimberly Mezick (Rob) of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Erin, Lauren, Devon, Caitlin, Francesca, Joseph, and Madison; five great-grandchildren, Brady, Hunter, Evelyn, Sloane, and Jude and two brothers, J. Wayne Christy of West Chester, and H. Romain Christy (Nancy) of Wilmington. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Dorothy R. Christy Barili and E. Jeanne Christy and two brothers R. Marvin Christy and Donald B. Christy.

A private graveside service will be held at Longwood Cemetery in Kennett Square. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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