Daniel was born on January 25, 1944 at the Choate Hospital in Woburn, MA; he was the eldest son of the late Daniel J. and Marion P. (Moore) Noonan. Daniel grew up in East Woburn as part of a large loving family of nine siblings. Throughout Daniel’s life, he continued the role of the first born child; always taking charge and caring for his brothers and sister. Daniel was educated in Woburn and graduated from Woburn High School with the Class of 1961.
Daniel started his forty-seven-year career at the Woburn Daily Times at the age of seventeen. He was very dedicated to his job and enjoyed the people he worked with. Daniel worked as a compositor, where he assembled the death, TV and comics pages. He also was responsible for delivering “bundles” of papers to the newsboys for thirty-eight of those years.
Daniel was very proud of his two children; Michael and Tina. He was a wonderful, supportive father. Daniel was always there to lend a hand or give advice when needed, but let the kids live their lives how they wanted. Daniel managed to be his children’s best friend and biggest supporter, especially during sporting events.
Daniel met his wife Deborah G. (Holmes) Noonan at the Daily Times in 1984. Daniel and Deb married on October 13, 1993; as a couple they spent many years making wonderful memories. Daniel loved to spoil his wife; he was such a loving and generous man. Daniel’s favorite times spent with Deb included watching their favorite T.V. shows or sharing a special meal at their “Table 7” on the side porch and sharing drinks on the back deck with neighbors.
He also enjoyed his Friday morning coffee hour with Larry and Mike, and his Wednesday afternoons with George and Peter at the Woburn City Club.
Daniel was a member of the Woburn Elks and Woburn City Club for many years, and had once served as President.
Daniel will be remembered for his selfless, loyal personality; always giving to others and putting himself last. Daniel was able to keep special life-long friendships. In the words of Daniel, “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine. Take care of yourself and have a good one.”
Daniel is the beloved husband of Deborah G. (Holmes) Noonan, devoted father of Michael Noonan & his wife Leann and Christine “Tina” Sellers & her husband Kevin all of Billerica, loving “Poppy” of Caileigh and Skyler Sellers, cherished son of the late Daniel J. and Marion P. (Moore) Noonan, dear brother of Thomas Noonan & his wife Elaine of Woburn, Richard Noonan of Stoneham, Robert Noonan, Donald Noonan both of Wilmington, Joyce Noonan & her husband the late John Mataya of San Jose, CA, John Noonan & his wife Mary Lou of Methuen, Barry Noonan & his wife the late Maryann of Haverhill and the late Steven Noonan. Daniel is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends as well as his two very special cats, Abbey and Jessie.
Family and friends are welcome to join us at a “Celebration of Daniel’s Life” which will take place at the St. Anthony Club, 1020 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 on Saturday, March 19th from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Daniel’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to MSPCA-Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmington, MA.