Phyllis Gaye (Moore) Henretta

Together again

BRADENTON, Fla. — Phyllis Gaye (Moore) Henretta, 82, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

Gaye was born in Salem, Ohio, on April 18, 1935, to the late Phyllis G. Griffith Moore and Robert Barclay Moore.

Gaye was a graduate of Goshen High School in Damascus, Ohio. During their years in Ohio, Gaye and her husband, Terence Henretta, were active members of the Liberty Presbyterian Church in Powell, and the Brookside Country Club in Worthington. She was the office manager in her husband’s CPA firm of Henretta and Associates in Worthington, Ohio, for many years.

In 2000, Gaye and Terry retired to Bradenton, Florida, where they were active members of the Rosedale Country Club and the Woodland Community Church.

Gaye was a talented interior designer, real estate developer, and office manager. She loved to golf and entertain. Family and friends were Gaye’s delight. Gaye and Terry spent their summers sharing the beauty of their home on Great Moose Pond in Hartland, Maine, with family and friends. They truly had their “On Golden Pond”

The movie’s line “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t you forget it. You’re going to get back on that horse, and i’m going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we’re gonna go, go, go!”

This sums up the way Gaye approached her life…“Go, go, go…” she was always decorating, fixing, making, dreaming big dreams and achieving the success she wanted and deserved.

Gaye was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Robert Moore Jr., and sister, Margaret Ann “Peggy” Moore Clark.

She is survived by her husband, Terence C. Henretta; brother, Joseph (Commell) Moore; sister-in-law, Joy Moore; children, Douglas (Cindy) Henretta, Teala (Tom) Lund and Stephan (Catherine) Henretta; and grandchildren Kylie Steed, Kelsey Henretta-Christie, Sean Henretta, Jacqueline Gaye Henretta-McClintock, Elizabeth Nothum, Nikki Densmore, and Anne Marie Ripley.

Her legacy lives on also, with her twelve great-grandchildren. Gaye leaves behind numerous loving family members and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Gaye Henretta will be held at the Woodland Community Church, Bradenton, Florida, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

Burial will be in the family plot at the Damascus Cemetery at a later date.


(Paid obituary)