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Brian W. Noone, 68

LANCASTER - Brian W. Noone, 68, was welcomed by our Lord on August 8th, 2017, following a heroic battle with cancer.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 24 years, Rosalie C. Jones-Noone, stepson Lawrence M. Jones III and wife Nicole of South Glastonbury, CT, stepdaughter Lisa Marie Jones Elia and husband, Fred Elia of Belleair Beach, FL. Brian thought of Larry and Lisa as his own children and spoke of them in that way. Brian had six cherished grandchildren whom he adored and was called "Papa" to his delight. They are Alexa Catherine Jones, Matthew Gregory Jones, Ryan Lawrence Jones, Paul John (PJ) Jones, Tyler John Elia, and Grace Anne Elia. Brian leaves two brothers, John F. Noone Jr. of Worcester, and his long time companion, Jill, and Michael L. Noone and wife, Rosemary, of Brewster. He also leaves two nieces, one nephew, and two grand nieces.

Brian graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1966, followed by earning a BSE at Fitchburg State College. He taught history and social studies for the Worcester Public Schools. For the next 3 years, after teaching distributive education subjects for 2 ½ years at Bay Path Vocational High School, he left to pursue his Master's in Counseling Psychology. Brian spent the next 16 ½ years at the Occupational Training Center in Worcester. Shortly after marrying in 1993, he joined the Winchendon Public Schools as a School Psychologist and continued his education earning a CAGS from UMass Boston.

Brian's legacy was to be of service to others. He enjoyed reading, history, discussing religion, an occasional ball game, and feeding ducks with his wife. Best of all, he enjoyed being with his wife, grandchildren, and extended family.

Calling hours at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester are Friday, August 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be held on Saturday, August 12 with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union Street, Clinton. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brian's honor to St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish, 149 Chestnut St., Clinton, 01510; to VNACare Hospice, 120 Thomas Street Worcester, MA 01608; or to St. Benedict Center – St. Anne's House, P.O. Box 22, Still River, MA 01467.


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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 9 to Aug. 11, 2017.
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August 27, 2017
I worked with Brian for many years at OTC and my office was next to his. We shared lots of laughs and he was a good friend and co-worker who really seemed to love his job. While we lost touch I was happy to read he had married and had a loving family. Our prayers and condolences go out to you all at this time. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Diane and Phil Doherty
Diane Doherty
August 17, 2017
Rosalie, So sorry to hear of Brian passing away. We both worked many years at OTC in Worcester. Although I supervised him he was always more a friend and someone I would seek out for wise guidance. He will be fondly remembered.
mike pavlis
August 16, 2017
Hello Rosalie,

I taught in the Worcester Public Schools at East Middle School at the same time as Brian. He was a very, very nice man and we were friends.

Sometimes, he would come over to the house and we would play Chess until the wee hours which is a nice memory for me.

Although I lost track of him after he left WPS, I am happy to see that he found love and family.

I am sure he will be missed.
Jim Avedisian
August 15, 2017
To Brian's family ~
It is with sadness that I extend to you my deepest condolences in your great loss. Brian and I were classmates at Sacred Heart Academy. Upon seeing his picture, I thought, Brian's sweet face hasn't changed at all. I pray that all who cherish Brian, will find solace and peace in the loving arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Margaret (Pickett) Reed
August 15, 2017
Dear Rosalie, I am so sad to hear of Brian's passing. Know that I'm thinking of you during this time. He was a lucky man to have you and your children in his life. Take care....Bonnie
Bonnie Bray
August 14, 2017
Rosalie,
Love & Prayers to you & your Family
He is now at peace.
Linda Lindell
August 11, 2017
I was so saddened to hear of Brian's passing. I worked with Brian in Winchendon for many years. We often had lunch at the same time of day or shared a few minutes of prep time talking. Always a gentleman and always professional and thoughtful. During my Masters program, he shared a great deal of his time helping me to become proficient with administering and interpreting academic testing data. Brian's door was always open to our staff, and he always provided greater insight into our students' academic and emotional needs. I wanted you to know how many lives he touched and enriched in Winchendon. Though I haven't seen him since I retired, he was one of my fondest memories of my time teaching at Murdock. May God's gentle peace be with you all.
Laurie Hallquist
August 11, 2017
I worked with Brian for many of his years in Winchendon and will remember him fondly at our many team meetings together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during this difficult time.
Carol Stanley
August 11, 2017
Rosalie, Jay, Michael & families
Words convey so little when the heart feels so much. My sincere sympathy to the Noone family. Love and prayers to all. Debbie (Kristoff) Dupuis & family
Debbie Dupuis
August 11, 2017
To The Noone Family

Brian and I worked together both at OTC and Sears, Roebuck. ..many, many moons ago. He was always a gentleman and willing to help in any way possible.

Joanne Zaremba Papagni
Joanne Zaremba-Papagni
August 11, 2017
so sorry for the loss of brian we worked together for many years god bless to all lynda brindisi
August 10, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the passing game of Brian. I worked with him in Winchendon and had great respect for home as a pscho.ogist and as a person. He taught me a lot during his years there.

With sympathy

Marie Woodard
August 10, 2017
Larry, Nikki and Family,
My sincere condolences on your loss.
You are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
April Krason
August 10, 2017
Dearest Rosalie,
I am saddened by the loss of my lifelong friend, Brian. He was everything good that anyone could ever ask for. I know words cannot lessen your loss. I know that Brain will be in our hearts forever.
Wishing you love and prayers in your sadness.
With Love,

Roger Paquette
August 10, 2017
Rosalie and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

love Paula & Louie
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