Richard F. “Dick” Noel, Jr., passed away March 20, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and joined his beloved wife, Esther Anne Noel (1/1/11), his mother Claire (St. Germaine) Noel(12/13/1963), his father Richard Noel Sr., (5/31/1999), son-in-law Brian LaCroix (2/16/11) and daughter Brenda Lee LaCroix (12/26/16). Richard was born on August 16, 1935 in Lyon Mountain, NY.
Dick attended the one room school house in Chazy Lake. He joined the Navy Military Air Transport Service on Nov. 7, 1953 as a Flight Traffic Specialist, part of the 380th military air transport service. He married Esther Ann Ryan on February 1, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Church in Dannemora. Dick work on Plattsburgh Air Force Base as heavy equipment operator and later promoted to Grounds Forman. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and American Legion Post 1918. Dick enjoyed hunting, square dancing, old western movies, and spending time with his family.
Richard is survived by his wife the former Joan O. Begor of Dannemora, son Richard F. Noel, III, and his wife Michele of Schenectady NY; two grandchildren Rachel Noel and Chad Noel of Schenectady NY; daughter, Julie Gordon of Saranac, NY and two grandchildren, Justin Gordon and his wife Jennifer of Saranac, NY and Jacob Gordon of Plattsburgh, NY; grandchildren Nick LaCroix and his wife Sara of Dannemora, NY; Brandon LaCroix of Plattsburgh, NY and Brittany LaCroix and her partner Darren Scarlett of Plattsburgh, NY; daughter Ann Marie Messier and husband Daniel of Hope Mills, NC, two grandchildren Danielle Sherousse and her partner Jonathan Jenkins and Anthony Messier and his wife Katie of Hope Mills, NC; daughter Jodi Conway and her husband David Conway of Dannemora, NY and three grandchildren, David Conway, Jr., Bridget Conway and Jackie Conway and her partner Ashlee Wagstaff of Dannemora, NY; daughter Sonya Barber and husband Bruce of Dannemora, NY and grandaughter, Janyll Barber of Dannemora, NY; son David Noel and wife Jean of Chazy Lake, NY and three grandchildren Tyler Noel and his partner Katie McClatchie of Harkness NY, Russell Noel of Dannemora, NY and Jennifer Noel of Chazy Lake, NY; daughter Mary Noel-Paiser and husband Chris of Morrisonville, NY and four grandhildren Ryan Paiser, Victoria Paiser, Olivia Paiser and Dylan Paiser of Morrisonville, NY as well as several great grand children. Two sisters, Eileen Brassard and her partner Sonny Brooks of Chazy Lake, NY and Margaret Secore of Meriden, CT and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Thursday March 23, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Church in Dannemora. Burial will be at a later date in St. Josephs Cemetery.
Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to D.A.V. Van Fund.
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