Daniel Joseph Noonan, Jr.

March 16th, 2016

Daniel Joseph Noonan, Jr., age 72, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2016 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

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.


16 Entries in Guest Book for “Daniel Joseph Noonan, Jr.”

  1. Dianne & Steve Feinstein says:

    Dear Deb and Family,
    I am heart broken for you and your family at the loss of such a good gentle man. Know his spirit will always be with you. You were blessed to have had him in your life.

  2. Karen & Joe Brisbois says:

    Dear Debbie & Family, We cannot even begin to express how sorry we are that Danny’s gone. We loved him very much. He was such a kind and giving person. He will be truly missed by us and all the neighborhood. We’ll be here for you whenever you need us. Sending our love and deepest sympathy,
    Karen & Joe Brisbois

  3. Sandy (Walker) Thomas says:

    Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. Danny sounds like he was a wonderful man. You were very lucky to have him. Know that he is no longer suffering & that you will see him again.

  4. Leo & Barbara Donovan says:

    Leo and I are so saddened by the passing of Danny. He was a wonderful fun-loving person and the godfather to his nephew and our son, Shawn and a devoted father and grandfather. We offer our condolences to all of his family, Debbie, Mike Tina and Ruthie and we hope you find comfort that he is at peace with all of those that have passed on before. God Bless.

  5. Andrea McFeeley and family says:

    Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was a huge part of your life. Your dad was so nice to bring the paper to the salon all those years. I will remember you all in my prayers. I am so very sorry

  6. Patty Donovan Frustaglia. says:

    Danny was a great person. I am so sorry for your loss. Danny was also Godfather to my son Jason. Rest In peace Danny…. Debbie, Tina and Mike , cherish your memories you have with him.

  7. Lynne & Jimbo Donovan says:

    Tina, Mike, Debbie & RuthAnn – Hold on tight to those memories and cherish them forever. Danny was one of a kind. A truly kind, gentle, loving man. May he rest in peace and continue to watch over all of you always. We are so very sorry – this is such a tremendous loss. Sending you love, hugs and prayers! We love you guys! Rest easy Danny!

  8. Philip boudreau says:

    My sincere condolences to dannys family

  9. charles culhane says:

    Noonan family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie & Sandy Culhane

  10. Rufus Price says:

    Danny was a great person and friend he will be missed

  11. Jean Desmond Donovan says:

    i have some great memories of danny. he was a special guy. my prayer and thoughts to his family and may your memories of danny bring to peace.

  12. John Colman says:

    Barry, even though I never met your brother, just reading his obituary told me enough. Plus knowing you, I know he was a good man. I know you loved your brother very much and I’m sorry for your loss. You have another angel to look over you! God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

  13. Lisa Malone Puchowski says:

    I’m sorry for your loss Deb, Mike and Tina.

    He was so friendly to me and my boys.

    May he rest in peace.

    Love, Lisa

  14. Jim D'Antonia Jr and family says:

    My uncle Danny one of the nicest people I have ever known. He will always be remembered!
    Jim & family

  15. Donna Lee Holmes says:

    Best Brother – in – Law and friend. I will miss the simple thing in life i shared with Dan and Deb. I will love and miss him every single day of forever.
    Love you Deb…

  16. D. Harris says:

    Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Danny and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

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