Stanley Noga Sr.

Stanley E. Noga Sr.

1926-2014 MONTAGUE Stanley E. Noga, Sr., 87, a lifelong resident of Montague, died Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield. He was born in Montague on August 25, 1926, the son of John and Michalina (Nonacki) Noga. He attended Turners Falls High School. Stanley entered the service after the final atomic bomb was dropped in Nagasaki. He was a United States Army Veteran during World War II, obtaining the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. He served as Railroad Manager for the 22nd Railroad Division. Stanley worked as a shipping manager at the Strathmore Paper Company for 45 years, where he was employee of the year. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace Church in Turners Falls. Stanley loved making birdhouses and was known best as "The Birdman". He and his wife, Gladys, would spend many weekends in Newfane, Vt., selling his birdhouses and other various items at the local flea market. He enjoyed playing Bingo and was a New England Patriot's fan. Among his survivors, Stanley leaves two sons, Stanley E. Jr and his wife Patricia of Brookline, Vt., and Gary B. and his wife Sharon of Greenfield; a daughter, Pamela J. Guilmet and her husband Thomas of The Villages, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Kusek, Brian Noga and Jessica Rosenbaum; a great granddaughter, Adalynn Rosenbaum; and many nieces and nephews. Stanley was predeceased by his wife, Gladys A. (Kurtyka) Noga, on August 28, 2011; and by four siblings. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh Street, Turners Falls with the Rev. Stanley J. Aksamit officiating. Burial will follow at Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in Greenfield. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the of Western Massachusetts, 393 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01105. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home. Sympathy message available at

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Feb. 4, 2014