WILMINGTON, MA — Dorothy Noel (Stowe), “Dottie”, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019.
Dorothy was born on December 16, 1928, in Everett; she was the cherished only child to the late Ernest and Dorothy Stowe. She was raised and educated in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School.
Dorothy married the “love of her life” Larry Noel in 1950; the couple shared over 57 wonderful years together before his passing in 2007. Larry and Dottie moved to Wilmington in 1951 where they raised their family. Dottie was a very devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother; she was always there to support her family in every way. Dottie and Larry became very involved in their new community and she was always at his side helping with Wilmington Little League and Wilmington Pop Warner. Dottie traveled all over New England supporting Pop Warner and helping in every way possible; she also ran the concession stand for Little league baseball for many years.
As a parent, Dottie, attended countless sporting events for “her boys”; she was their biggest cheerleader and never missed an event. When Dottie became a “Nana” to Bonnie and Nick her world became even brighter. Dottie took Bonnie to countless dance classes and competitions and attended numerous sports games for Nick. She just adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dottie was also the first “Mrs. Claus” for the town of Wilmington; she along with her husband Larry also known as “Santa” enjoyed their yearly visits with the children in town and brought many smiles to their little faces. They truly loved being part of such a memorable event for many, many years.
Dottie will be fondly remembered for her beautiful smile and generous spirit; she was the ultimate caregiver to many people throughout her life. Dottie went out of her way to do anything she could for her family, friends and neighbors; there was no limit to her energy. She was kind, caring, giving and had a great personality; she made everyone feel welcomed and loved. Dottie was truly a “one of a kind” lady who will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Larry Noel, devoted mother of Bob Noel of Tewksbury, the late Ray Noel and Karen Noel. Loving “Nana” of Bonnie Mounsey & husband Rich of Wilmington, Nick Noel & girlfriend Erica Carfango of Tewskbury and great-grandchildren Benjamin, Mia and Jaclyn.
Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, April 8th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Dorothy’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, on Tuesday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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