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Richard J. Noonen

March 11, 1925 — September 27, 2021

Richard J. Noonen

Richard J. Noonen, 96, of Meadville, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.

Richard (Dick) was born in Meadville, on March 11, 1925, son of the late A. John and Martha A. (Bartle) Noonen.

On May 16, 1953, Richard married Joanne Desant; she preceded him in death on April 27, 2021.

He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society, where for many years, he volunteered with the fish dinners and served as a church greeter.

As a youth Richard attended the former St. Brigid Elementary School before graduating from Meadville High School. He became employed in Engine Service by the former Erie Railroad before entering the US Navy having served his country from July 13, 1943 till March 17, 1946. He was a recipient of the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal. Following his honorable discharge, Richard enrolled at Allegheny College, where he was a member of Phi Kappa PSI Fraternity, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Chemistry. Richard continued his employment with the railroad, as Road Foreman of Engines at Meadville and Trainmaster at Hornell, NY. He retired after nearly 50 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post #2006 and of USS Woolsey Association. Richard enjoyed his orchard, working in his garden, and time spent at the family summer cottage on Loon Lake, NY. He always enjoyed spending time with “the boys” at the local McDonald’s. A family man, Richard was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

Richard 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 Chapel Hill, NC, and John Raymond Scrocco, a student at Georgetown University.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Joanne, of 67 years.

The family wishes to thank those who cared for Dick including Dr. Paul Oyler, Dr. Robert Bazylak, Lakeland Hospice, and Home Instead Senior Care.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4-7 PM on Friday, October 1, 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.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Epiphany of the Lord Parish at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Fr. Jeffrey Lucas, Pastor, officiating.

Richard will be laid to rest next to his wife, Joanne, in St. Brigid Cemetery, with Full Military Honors by VFW Post #2006.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Epiphany of the Lord Parish, St. Brigid Church 383 Arch St. Meadville, PA 16335 or the Loon Lake Fish Fund, c/o Cindie Harrington, 28 Orchard St., Canisteo, NY 14823.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

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

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

404 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church

383 Arch Street, Meadville, PA 16335

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