Methuen, MA — Shirley C. Noble (Mahoney), 85, of Methuen, Mass., died at the Lawrence General Hospital, on Thursday, June 19, 2014, following a sudden illness.
Born in Methuen on August 4, 1928, she was the daughter of Frank M. Mahoney and Clarice S. Mahoney (Haight). She was educated in Methuen Public Schools and graduated from Searles High School in 1946.
Married to Vincent J. Noble over 40 years, they resided in Methuen where they raised their family. She loved her family dearly, loved the music of Elvis, Patsy Cline (“Crazy” was her favorite song), and the Beatles, loved playing piano, and dancing at the Commodore Ballroom in Lowell.
Passionate about Walt Disney World Florida (and Mickey and Minnie), she visited the park repeatedly with her sisters-in-law Gerry Champman and Ruth Sexton.
The passing of her husband, Vincent J. Noble and her granddaughter, Cherylanne Godin who, faced with her own challenges, simply called her “Papa,” proved to be her life’s two greatest losses.
Her love of fried clams became legendary, and her wonderful sense of humor was always apparent and a pleasure for all, even during her difficult times in the hospital.
She will be deeply missed, forever loved, always remembered.
She is survived by her five children, Glenna V. Godin and her husband, Orrin, of Methuen, John V. Noble and his girlfriend, Denise Dumont of Methuen, Patricia M. Noble and her boyfriend, Tom Parks of Saco, Maine, Mark R. Noble and his wife, Kelly, of Hampton, N.H., and Scott J. Noble of Dorchester. She also leaves three cousins; two nephews; one niece; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Shirley is predeceased by her loving husband, Vincent J. Noble; her brother, Frank Mahoney and his wife, Audry, and their son, Kevin Mahoney; and her grandchild, Cherylanne Godin.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in Shirley’s name to a charity of your choice.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday, June 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A funeral service is scheduled to be held immediately following, at 7 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. To leave a condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com, or facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome.