Wenham — Mary Lou Moore, of Wenham, died at her home on Monday, October 22, after a battle with breast cancer. She was 69 years old.
Born November 7, 1942, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John Morgan Davies and Mary Elizabeth Davies.
She was a 1960 graduate of Myers High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She received her nursing degree from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. She received her bachelor of science degree in Health Care Administration from Emmanuel College in 1988. In 1996 she completed her master’s in Science in Nursing from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professionals.
Mary Lou began her career as a nurse in 1963 and worked through 1968 when she took several years off to raise her family. She then served in various nursing roles at Beverly Hospital from 1980-1987, Hunt Hospital from 1987-1989 and Lahey Clinic from 1990-1991. She then began her career in nurse management at Boston Medical Center, serving as a Nurse Manager for the cardiac care unit from 1991-1998. In 1998 she moved to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where held several management roles from 1998-2012. She most recently served as the associate chief nurse for Cardiac, Thoracic and Pavilion Nursing, a position she held at the time of her death.
During her years at Brigham and Women’s she received many awards for her approach to nursing and nursing management, including the American Association of Critical Care Nurse (AACN) Excellent Nurse Manager Award, the Dennis Thomson Compassionate Care Scholar Award and the Dennis Thomson Leadership Award.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her sister Sally Ann Brink and brother-in-law Donald Brink and her three children, Holly, Michael and Heather. She had 11 grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mary Lou Moore Fund for Continuing Education in Nursing c/o Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115.