by Gail P. Montany
Montgomery "Monty" Moore, a greatly respected Island Pond attorney, died suddenly in Newport, Friday evening. He was 50.
Moore, an Island Pond native, graduated in 1965 from Sacred Heart High School; in 1973 he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont, and in 1977 a juris doctorate degree in law from Vermont Law School.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps., and will be buried with full military honors this spring. He was a partner with the law office Moore-Donnelan in Island Pond and Derby, and held memberships with the Vermont Bar Association and American Legion Post 80 in Island Pond.
Moore served his community in numerous ways, including town attorney for Brighton, chairman of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board, Brighton School Board, Elks Club, and the Derby Lions Club.
His partner, Thomas Donnelan, said Moore was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed the Northeast Kingdom and possessed a tremendous respect for the environment.
"He was a good man, well-respected in the community and in the bar for his fastidiousness in his practice of law with a conservative approach to representing clients," added Donnelan.