Noel C. Turgeon

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Noel C. Turgeon, 78, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed peacefully with his family members at his side Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Devine) Turgeon who passed in 2006. Born in Central Falls, R.I., Dec. 25, 1934, he was a son of the late Eugene and Eva (Dacier) Turgeon. Noel attended Dighton High School and was a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. He served his country proudly as a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean War, spending one year deployed to Okinawa, Japan. He later received the Foreign Service and Good Conduct Medals. He was employed by the Northrup Grumman Corporation in Norwood as a quality assurance engineer for 34 years, and later worked as a consultant at Fibersense Technology Corporation prior to retirement. Noel was a lifelong resident of Rehoboth, where he was very active in the American Legion Post 302. He enjoyed landscaping, gardening, hunting, fishing, and restoring his 1969 Ford Mustang. He also loved country music, jazz, and Dixieland music. Noel was an avid New England Patriots fan and an ardent follower of politics. He will always be remembered for being devoted to his family and neighbors. Noel is survived by three daughters, Patricia A. Turgeon and her husband Mark Swanson of Philadelphia, N.Y., Sandra L. Noel and her husband Thomas W. Noel Jr. of North Dighton, and Lorrie J. Turgeon and her significant other Derek Sasso of Cumberland, R.I.; a sister, Constance Paull of Taunton; a brother, Thomas Turgeon and his wife Rita of Attleboro; two grandchildren, Mary Ingrid Swanson and Margaret Carleen Noel; and his loving companion, Flora ODonnell of Foxboro. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gerard Turgeon and Roger Turgeon. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro. A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted Friday, July 12, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, Bay State Road, Rehoboth. Following the graveside service, an invitation will be extended to join the family at Francis Farm, 27 Francis Farm Road, Rehoboth. For those wishing to remember Noel in a special way, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Town of Rehoboth Department of Veterans Services, 148 Peck St., Rehoboth, MA 02769, for the construction of the new Veterans Memorial in Rehoboth, or Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780, or www.info@hfotusa.org. An online guest book for family and friends to express condolences and remembrances may be found at www.duffypoulecares.com.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 10, 2013
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