Carol Elaine Moore (Fontana), age 75, of Newark, Delaware, formerly of Claymont, Delaware, passed away in her home on October 9, 2020. Carol grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and attended St. Elizabeth’s School where she graduated in 1963.
Carol was a loving mother, grandmother, and dog-mom. Her children, Karen and Sean, her grandchildren, Chloe and Connor, and her beloved dog, Sadie all were blessed with her love. Anyone who had a conversation with Carol knew this, because they were what she most loved to talk about.
Carol spent much of her professional life working as an administrative assistant. Her earliest jobs were at The News Journal and at Wilmington Hospital. She worked many years as the office manager for a private medical practice, where patients were always met with Carol’s professionalism and her beautiful smile upon entering the office. In her later years before she retired, she worked as a medical billing and coding professional for several firms where she was often recognized for her efficiency and accuracy. She used her knowledge and skills in this area to teach others as well. As an instructor in a professional certification program for medical billing and coding, she always received accolades and great appreciation from the students she taught.
Carol’s true passion, however, was her art. She was an extremely talented artist who worked in oils, watercolors, pencil, pastels, sculpture, and mixed media. Being immersed in the creation of her art was where she was happiest. Work was a way to pay the bills, and she did it well, but her art is what gave her life true meaning. Carol’s amazing artwork was an expression of love that she shared with those she held most dear. Only fellow artists can truly understand this. Among her artwork family members would often find various quotes from famous artists that she’d written down; undoubtedly because they gave her a sense of kinship and belonging:
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso
“The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.” -Vincent Van Gogh
“I found I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” -Georgia O’Keefe
Above and beyond all else, Carol loved her children and grandchildren. Her most cherished moments were those precious ones spent with family. As a single mom she was an amazingly strong woman who raised two strong and successful children. As a Mum-Mum she was an adoring, loving playmate and friend to her two grandchildren. When they were little ones, Carol would, to their delight, enthusiastically play along with any make-believe game they thought up. As they got older, she enjoyed sharing time with them creating art, sharing stories with them, and watching them involved in their own creative endeavors such as drama and music whenever she could. She will be greatly missed.
Carol is survived by her daughter Karen Moore Martin and her husband Scott Martin, of Chesapeake City, MD, son Sean Michael Moore and his wife Marissa Moore of Elverson, PA, granddaughter Chloe Nicole Martin and grandson Connor Riley Martin, both of Chesapeake City, MD, sister Cathy Wollaston, brothers John B. Fontana, Jr. and Michael Fontana.
A Memorial Service honoring Carol and her life will be held at Greenbrier Beach, Chesapeake City, Maryland on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm (for GPS directions, use 114 Woodstock Drive, Chesapeake City, MD). The program/reception is outdoors on the beautiful Bohemia River with some cover and propane patio heaters. Dress accordingly and please bring your mask. Rain date is 10/25 at the same time and place. Check the Beeson Funeral Home’s website the morning of 10/24 for any updates.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carol’s name to the Delaware S.P.C.A., where her beloved dog, Sadie, was adopted.
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