Ethel Rita Long Noonan

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Ethel Rita Long Noonan, 94, of Westminster, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Carroll Lutheran Village Healthcare Center. Born on April 14, 1920 in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter and youngest of 11 to the late Stephen Fridolin and Matilda Theresa (Urich) Long. She was the wife of the late Francis Joseph Noonan, who predeceased her in 1999. She was born and raised on Crawford Avenue in Altoona. Ethel was married on April 7, 1948 to Francis, raising 8 children. She worked as a seamstress and later as a salesperson, but her primary role was mother, wife, and homemaker. The Noonans moved to Knell Avenue in Baltimore in 1955 and lived there until they retired in 1981. After that, they moved to Burke, NY where they built their own house from the ground up. In 1999, Francis and Ethel returned to live in Westminster, MD at the request of their children. In March 2010, Ethel suffered a series of strokes that left her paralyzed on her left side. She moved into the 24 hour healthcare wing of Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster and remained there for the duration of her life. Throughout Ethel's life, the things most important to her were her faith, her family, and her friends. She loved to reminisce of earlier times and looked forward to any occasion that brought her family circle together. Ethel leaves behind her children Rita M. Zinn of Phoenix, MD, James T. Noonan of Ellicott City, MD, Terry F. Noonan of Houlton, ME, Shirley A. Landever of Westminster, MD, Joseph P. Noonan of Homer Glen IL, Richard J. Noonan of South Attleboro, MA, and Thomas Noonan of Woodbine, MD; grandchildren Michael Zinn, Darrell Zinn, Eva Zinn, Kevin Hogan, Patrick Noonan, Jennifer Valles, Robert Casey, Angela Longwell, Shawn Noonan, Kathleen Edmonds, Brian Noonan, Marie Noonan, Christopher (Noonan) Silk, Catherine Noonan, David Noonan, and Andrew Noonan; and great grandchildren Owen Zinn, Kendall Zinn, Audrey Zinn, Natalie Zinn, Cayanne Hogan, Cerise Hogan, Dustin Noonan, Jacob Noonan, Zachary Noonan, Terry Valles, Aeden Valles, Annika Valles, Tori Longwell, Wesley Edmonds, Sara Edmonds, Riley Silk, and Sofia Silk. She was predeceased by son Francis L. Noonan, grandson Timothy Casey, and great granddaughter Raya Noonan. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the , 8400 Silver Crossing, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 13, 2015
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