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Merwin L. "Bow" Noyes

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Merwin L. 'Bow' Noyes
of York, Maine, Army Vet; 81

YORK, Maine -- Merwin L. "Bow" Noyes, 81, a former resident of Hopedale, MA, died at home with his family by his side on Thursday, January 23, 2014 due to complications of Parkinson's disease.

He was born on Nov. 13, 1932 in Milford, MA, a son of the late Bert and Carolyn (Harris) Noyes. Bow graduated from Worcester Vocational Technical High School.

He began his career as an automotive machinist for the Hitchcock Machine Company in Framingham, MA. He then went on to a 25 year career at Natick Ford.

Bow was elected to and served as Road Commissioner in Hopedale for many years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and member of the local Boardman-Ellis V.F.W. Post 6977. Bow had a lifetime passion for auto racing, spending many years involved in all facets of the northeast racing scene. He retired to Cape Neddick, Maine 14 years ago.

Merwin is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Jeanne M. (Mainville) Noyes; Charles O. Noyes of Tyngsboro, MA, and his children, Ryan and Geoffrey; Andrew Noyes of Chepachet, RI, and his children, Julia and Gianna; Brian Noyes and his wife, Damian of Hopedale, MA and their children, Jonathan and Riley; Wendy J. Hall and her husband, Leslie of Brookfield, MA and their children, Joshua, Jessica and Luke.

He was predeceased by a brother, Colby Noyes, and a sister, Marilyn Champagne.

NOYES -- There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held privately. Burial will be in the Hopedale Village Cemetery. To leave personal messages of condolence for the family please visit legacy.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., is assisting with arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 26, 2014
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