NOEL Ray, age 60, of Billerica, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on August 4, 2015 at The Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston following a courageous battle with cancer. Ray was the beloved husband of Gail M. (Rogowicz) Noel of Billerica, cherished son of Dorothy and the late Larry Noel of Wilmington, devoted brother of Bob Noel of Tewksbury and the late Karen Noel, loving uncle of Bonnie and Rich Mounsey of Wilmington, Nicholas Noel of Tewksbury, Kristina and Daniel Murphy of East Boston, and great-nephew Benjamin Mounsey. Dear son-in-law of James and the late Esther Rogowicz of Winthrop, brother-in-law of James Rogowicz, Jr., of Billerica, and Christine and Luigi Pizzannella of Winthrop. Ray is also survived by many cousins and dear friends whom he considered family. Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), WILMINGTON, on Friday, August 7th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Ray’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Esophageal Cancer Research, P. O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. Nichols Funeral Home 978-658-4744 www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 6, 2015