Spring, Texas — Linda Rose Noonan, 66, died on December 15, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Linda was born on December 23, 1945 in Lawrence, to Frank P. and Antoinette (Ardito) Pitocchelli.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, step-mother, Stephanie Barcellona, and brother, Atty. Frank J. Pitocchelli.
Linda is remembered by all as a loving mother, nana, and wife, and for her steadfast Catholic faith. She was a model of enduring faith, demonstrated through unfailing kindness and compassion, and joyful acceptance of all whom she met.
Linda graduated from Holy Rosary and St. Mary’s Schools in Lawrence, Cleveland State University and University College, University of Md., where she was awarded a master’s degree.
Linda was married to Robert T. Noonan, son of Bob and Arline Noonan of Andover, on June 11, 1966 They were happily married for 46 years and were blessed with seven children, Iris Louers of Solomon’s Island, Md., Timothy Noonan of Ellicott City, Md., Christa Lucke of The Woodlands, Texas, Steven Noonan of The Woodlands, Texas, Matthew Noonan of Prince Frederick, Md., Anthony Noonan of King George, Va., and Noelle Noonan of Minneapolis, Minn. She was further blessed with 14 grandchildren, Garry and Georgia Louers, Timothy, Jr., Shannon, Robert, Steven, Rayla, Cheyenne, Matthew, and Frank Noonan, Giovanni Rodriguez, Victoria, Marissa, and Gwendolyn Lucke.
Linda had an eclectic career which included work as a teacher, cashier, secretary, certified tumor registrar, and finally, cancer program manager in several Washington, DC/Baltimore area hospitals.
She was active in many groups throughout her lifetime; Central Catholic Cheerleaders Squad (founder and Co-Captain), Adopt a Child Today, Tumor Registrars’ Society of Metropolitan Washington, DC (TRSMW), National Tumor Registrar’s Association, and St. Ignatius Church Gospel Choir in Oxon Hill, Md.
Linda was honored on many occasions for both her professional and personal achievements, receiving numerous educational, employee, and industry awards and citations.
Giving so much of herself and of her love to those around her, Linda was even more loved and cherished in return. She will be greatly and deeply missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: The memorial mass for Linda is being held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at St. James the Apostle Church, 22800 Aldine Westfield Road Spring, Texas. The mass will be followed by a family and friends gathering in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Linda’s honor to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486.