Alison W. Noto
1956 - 2018
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62. Alison was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1956. She spent her childhood in Honolulu before moving to the mainland to attend Swarthmore College. Alison graduated with a major in Art History and also met her future husband, Richard, at Swarthmore. She later received a master's degree in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Architecture from Yale. She worked as an architect for several years in New York and Philadelphia before moving to Barrington in 1988. Subsequently, Alison devoted her attention to raising her two daughters and to her many interests, including gardening, cooking and baking, and caring for her two dogs, Daisy and Rosie. She was active in many volunteer roles, including serving as the President of the Barrington Garden Club. Despite her constantly self-effacing manner, Alison was an incredibly talented, intelligent, strong, and funny person whose primary concern was always the well-being of her family and many friends. Alison leaves behind her husband of 38 years, Richard, her daughters, Katherine and Patricia, and her mother, Corinne, in addition to many other loving family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alison's memory to The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island, 159 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02906. Alison's family will receive visitors from 4 to 7PM on Wednesday, 11/7 and Thursday, 11/8 at the Gray Coale Reception Hall, Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI.

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Published in The Providence Journal on Nov. 6, 2018.
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November 12, 2018
Dear Rich and Family-
I am so very sorry to hear about Alison's passing. She was such a special woman-thoughtful, peaceful, kind, and caring. The world was better because of her and will not be the same without her. Words cannot express our deep sympathy for you all. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember the very unique and special woman that Alison always was. I know she is at peace after her long battle. With time, I hope that you all can find peace also.
Greg Dubel
Greg Dubel
November 10, 2018
Sincerely sorry for your loss. I had such respect and admiration for Alison. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wendy Abel
November 9, 2018
Dear Rich, Katie, and Patricia, Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you in the loss of your beloved wife and mother. Alison was so accomplished, but you were her greatest treasures. We are praying for God's comfort and blessings to you.
Wilma and David Youtz
November 9, 2018
Wilma Youtz
November 8, 2018
We are saddened at the news of Alison's death.
Please accept our most sincere condolences at this difficult time. We appreciated the opportunity of getting to know Dr. Noto and working with him in SMNMI and extend our prayers and best wishes to him and his family. Terry and Liz Beven
Terence BEVEN
November 8, 2018
Dear Richard
While I never met your dear wife, the beauty of her life is not a surprise. Clearly the two of you brought much good to this world. Despite our age when these things happen, take comfort in knowing you brought joy into her life. I wish you Peace of mind at this time and going forward.
Stanley Goldsmith
November 8, 2018
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November 7, 2018
Dear Patricia, I only had the pleasure of meeting your mom once, at your graduation from RISD. Surely I missed knowing a special woman as evidenced by you and your nature. My deepest condolences to your entire family. Such a loss for all of you. With love and peace, Maureen
November 6, 2018
Alison was a tranquil and oh so lovely lotus blossom in my sometimes chaotic pond. We held RIT and Wegmans fondly in common besides so many garden club cherished moments. My deepest sympathy to her dear family.
Pat Grattan
November 6, 2018
Dear Rich, Katie and Patricia,
Our sincere sympathy to you all. I enjoyed spending time with Alison on many committees in Barrington and our times at Kendbrin watching our children grow and thrive. She was very devoted to her family and the community of Barrington. May special memories help you in this difficult time. With our sympathy and prayers, Patti Bookless and family
Patti Bookless
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