Egil Falcon Jorgenson was born on February 7, 1925 in Norway. When his mother, the late Gretta Jorgenson came to America, she married, settled in New York City and changed her son’s name to Norman Egil Moore. He joined the U.S. Army at 18 in May of 1943 until October 1947. When his first official training for the Gliders was abruptly cancelled, he joined the Paratroopers. Norman was in the 15th Airborne, 102nd Division Infantry, 407th Regiment E Company in wartime (WWII) during the Occupation. His ETO (European Theater of War) was from September 1944 to February 1946, 1-1/2 years overseas.

After serving his country, Norman found his niche serving customers in the high-end Danish store called Old Denmark with its first location on 57th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City. After 20 years, Old Denmark moved to 133 East 65th Street off of Madison Avenue. With many of its customers being New York’s elite such as Gloria Vanderbilt, Old Denmark stayed at this location for another 27 years. Norman was soon known as “Old Denmark’s Charmer” written up numerous times in both Avenue and The New York Magazine. He worked for Old Denmark for 47 years until the day he retired in 1994.

Norman married Doris Ann Farago, a widow at 26 with a one year old (Bernadette) and a five year old (Anthony) on June 3, 1956. Soon to follow were two more sons, Bruce and Joseph. They raised their family in the Van Nest section of the Bronx. He is pre-deceased by his wife Doris A. (nee Farago) Moore, who died on March 19, 2017. Norman is survived by his daughter, Bernadette Ferrara and her son Dylan Ferrara; his sons, Anthony Ferrara and wife Geraldine (Sparks) Ferrara with their children Caitlin and Michael Ferrara, Bruce Moore with his daughter Jessica Anne Moore, and Joseph Moore. Norman was a wonderful Poppy to his grandchildren, Dylan, Caitlin, Michael, and Jessica Ann. He loved his family, his home and his community. Norman will always be known to anyone who met him as a true gentleman with a great smile.

Visiting will be Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 3pm to 7pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue (corner of Hunt Avenue) Bronx, NY 10462. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, July 27 at 10am at St. Dominic’s Church, 1739 Unionport Road, Bronx, NY 10462. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers or memorial contributions are welcomed. Should family and friends desire, memorial contributions may be done online at https://fisherhouse.org/ways-to-give/

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  1. Marg and Dick Clarkson on July 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Sending love and condolences to Mr Moore’s beautiful family. You are in our prayers and hearts as you grieve your loss and celebrate his life. Your many friends are always here for you.

  2. Teresa Rubiano on July 23, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Sending you my condolences and prayers to you and your family RIP

  3. Valerie Cipriano on July 23, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Sending hugs and kisses, Bernadette to you and all your family, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing, Love Valerie

  4. Richard and Lisa Tiru on July 23, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Tony and family, we are so sorry for your loss. He was a simple man with an amazing life. May he rest in eternal peace.

  5. Lynn Lyons Wynne & Dan Wynne on July 23, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Please accept our sincerest condolences. You are all in our every thought and prayer.

  6. Judy Ferony on July 23, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mr. Moore’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very sad time; the Moore’s were true blue Van Nest/St. Dominic’s people, may Norman rest in peace with Doris.
    I hope all our parents are enjoying that Big St. Dominic’s Card Party in the Sky.

  7. Camille Bogle Knight on July 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    May he Rest In Peace!
    My condolences to everyone.

  8. steven glosser on July 24, 2020 at 3:24 am

    Deepest condolences from the P P N A to you Bernadette on your Dads passing .You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve Glosser

  9. James Nolan, Erin Nolan, Bryan Nolan, Kelly Nolan on July 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Deepest condolences to Bernadette and Anthony – May he rest in peace.

  10. Jahann Figueroa on July 26, 2020 at 4:18 am

    To the Moore and Ferrara Family I would like to send my deepest condolences. Norm was a wonderful Father, Husband, father and grandfather. He was a world of knowledge and his words are those of true inspiration. I will miss you my friend, but I know you are in GOD’s hands and your wonderful wife. May GOD Bless You always.

  11. Lorraine Ciaramella and Family on July 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the Moore and Ferrara families during this difficult time. Norman was a true gentleman – always smiling and kind. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

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