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Joanne D. Noonen

May 2, 1928 — April 27, 2021

Joanne D. Noonen

Joanne D. Noonen, 92, of Meadville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at home surrounded by her family.

Joanne was born in McKeesport, on May 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Grace (Tiernan) Carnahan and Joseph Desent.

On May 16, 1953 Joanne married Richard J. Noonen; he survives.

She was an active member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. She volunteered at the fish dinners, worked the funeral lunches, and served as a church greeter.

A 1946 graduate of McKeesport High School, Joanne earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Drexel Institute of Technology. Shortly after, Joanne became employed by the Meadville office of Penn State Cooperative Extension as a home economist. She transitioned to teaching Physical Education at the former Randolph School in Guys Mills until the birth of her daughters. In 1968 the family moved to Hornell, NY, due to her husband's employment. She became employed as a Home Economics teacher in Canaseraga, NY, before transferring to Hornell Middle School and retiring in 1985 from Hornell School District. For many years Joanne delivered Meals on Wheels and served as a judge of baked and canned goods for Home Show Building #1 at the Crawford County Fair. Joanne loved spending the summers at the family cottage at Loon Lake in Wayland, NY. Whether cooking, baking or canning, Joanne loved being in the kitchen. Holidays with family especially showcased her kitchen skills, and Joanne delighted in the celebrations with laughter and good times. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She will be sadly missed.

In addition to her husband, Richard, of 67 years, Joanne is survived by two daughters Dr. Ann Noonen of Meadville, Mary Carol Scrocco (Ret. Col. Raymond K.) of Clarence Center, NY; two grandchildren Kelly Ann Scrocco, a registered nurse in Boston, MA, and John Raymond Scrocco, a student at Georgetown University.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4-7 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021, at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE, where a Scripture Service will be held at 6:30 PM. CDC guidelines will be followed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Fr. Jeffrey Lucas, Pastor, officiating. For those not able to attend, the Mass will be live streamed via Facebook Live on the funeral home Facebook page (Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.)

Joanne will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Twp.

The family wishes to thank those who cared for Joanne including Dr. Paul Oyler, Lakeland Hospice, Hospice of Crawford County, and Home Instead Senior Care.

Memorial contributions may be made in Joanne's memory to Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main Street, or Family & Community Christian Association (FCCA) Raise The Roof Fund, 378 Chestnut Street or Catholic Community of Meadville, 353 Pine St., all in Meadville, PA 16335.

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Past Services


Friday, April 30, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. - Meadville

404 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335

Scripture service at 6:30 PM
CDC guidelines will be followed.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church

383 Arch Street, Meadville, PA 16335

CDC guidelines will be followed.

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