GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 26, 2013

Robert T. Moses, 85


Gloucester, MA — Robert T. Moses, a well-known local businessman, passed away September 20, 2013, in Fort Pierce, Florida after a lengthy illness. Bob was born in Gloucester on September 02, 1928, to the late James T. and Helen (Joseph) Moses. Bob was a graduate of St. Ann's Grammar and High School, where he excelled as a Basketball player. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 and was stationed in Japan during the reconstruction.

Discharged in 1948, Bob entered Boston College on the GI Bill, graduating in 1952 with a BS in History & Government. He returned to Gloucester to work with his father in their family business, the popular variety store and restaurant, Uncle Moe's. Everyone went to "Moe's" to discuss politics, current events and sports while enjoying their favorite meal. It was one of the first businesses in Gloucester to sell Massachusetts State Lottery tickets. Bob was the campaign manager for the late Gloucester mayor, Leo Alper, and was a popular member of Gloucester Liquor Licensing Board. Bob retired to Florida in 1997, and Uncle Moe's closed in 2006.

In Gloucester, Bob is survived by his daughters, Roberta J. Frusteri, wife of Jack Frusteri, and Kimberly A. Moses; his granddaughter, Tiffany Frusteri Baskin and two great-grandchildren, Brody and Sidney Baskin. He is also survived by his brothers, James Moses, husband of Elizabeth; John (Jack) Moses and sister, Orient Provost. He leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews who have great memories of their Uncle Bob teasing them while they sat at the counter at Uncle Moe's. Bob was predeceased by his beloved siblings, sister Rita, wife of the late Peter Strescino, and brother, Thomas J. Moses.

ARRANGEMENTS: A celebratory Mass will be held in his honor at the Holy Family Church on Tuesday, October 01 at 10:30 a.m.