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Robert T. Noonan, Sr., 90 of Andover, MA, died on February 11, 2009. He was born on April 15, 1918, in Lawrence to Maurice and Mabel (Metcalf) Noonan.

Bob was a devoted husband and a loving father whose passion was enjoying life with his family. In his early 20’s, Robert served for 2 years in the Vermont Division of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He also served bravely in the European campaign of WWII as a gunner in an antitank destroyer in the Panther Division of the 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

Mr. Noonan was an award winning life insurance agent for John Hancock for over 35 years in which time he also as a well-respected union representative and Arbiter.

Bob was an active member of the Andover Knights of Columbus Council 1078. He served as their Building Association President and Trustee and in 1965, helped to secure their first building where he often enjoyed playing the card game”45’s” with other council members.

Mr. Noonan was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 8 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Arline Mercier Noonan. His surviving family members include his sisters, Ethel Lessard and Judy Gianopoulos, his loving daughters, Nancy Choquette and her husband Joseph of Durango, Colorado; Kathleen Kendall of Lawrence, MA; his sons, Richard Noonan of Peterborough, New Hampshire, Robert and his wife Linda Noonan of Spring, Texas, Michael and his wife Mary Noonan of Salem, New Hampshire and Daniel and his wife Ellen Noonan of Durango, Colorado; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob’s funeral mass was celebrated in St. Augustine Catholic Church, 43 Essex Street, Andover, at 10 AM, Friday, February 20, 2009. Calling hours were held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, February 19, 2009.

Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Odyssey Healthcare, 100 I-45 North; Suite 300, Conroe, TX 77301. Interment was in St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.

 

 

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