NORTH BROOKFIELD- Joseph Martin Noonan,51, Joe lost his courageous battle to Cancer surrounded by family and friends on Friday November 30, 2018.
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He leaves his wife Betsy; children Cory and Kyle; mother Selina Noonan; father James Noonan; younger sister Catherine Mirabito (Greg); older brother David Noonan (Lisa); nieces and nephews Alex, Kelly, Lacey, Kimmy, James, Nikki, Sara, Ed, Kelly, Caitlin, Andrew, Stevie, Jenna; his favorite little people who referred to him as “Big Joe”, Trista, Bri, Cameron, Amberlyn, Mckenna, Tristan, Junior, Karlin, Little Eddie, and Jackson and his large extended family and friends whom he loved dearly. He joins his beloved daughter Lena Noonan.
He graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston where he developed his love for Basketball. Joe’s legacy will always be his passion for coaching basketball to his children as well as many other boys and girls in the community. Inspiring young athletes and instilling values of teamwork and sportsmanship was what he enjoyed the most. He was known as a “Gentle Giant” to so many because of his loving nature and willingness to help anyone in need. With the loss of his daughter, Joe founded the Lena Ann Noonan SWISH Foundation Inc, a non-profit organization supporting youth basketball. His family plans to continue his vision.
Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday,December 5,2018 from 4-7 PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home 44 Gilbert St. North Brookfield. The funeral for Joe will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM in the First Congregation Church 144 Main St.N.Brookfield. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers, his family is accepting donations made to the Lena Ann Noonan Benefit Fund.North Brookfield Savings Bank9 Gilbert St. North Brookfield,MA 01535. For an online tribute and guestbook please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com