SOUTH DEERFIELD - Edna Louise Johnson Noyes, 93, beloved wife of the
late Leslie W. Noyes, Jr., passed away peacefully at home with family and
hospice care on Monday, April 14.
Edna was born March 28, 1921, in Springfield, the daughter
of the late Edward Richard and Ebba Marie (Johnson) Johnson. She graduated from Commerce High School
During her early years, she lived at 15 Victoria St., Springfield,
attending Dry Bridge Elementary, Samuel Bowles, Liberty Street, and Van Sickle schools. Her first job was as a mailroom clerk at
Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company where she quickly advanced to secretary
before leaving to start a family. Edna
met Leslie W. Noyes, Jr. at Hampton
Beach, NH while he
was on leave from the Navy during World War II.
After four years of correspondence, Edna married Les, May 8, 1948 at the
For over 15 years, Edna lived with her
family on Westwood Drive
in West Springfield, in a home that her
husband built. For the past 41 years
she has made her home in South Calling Deerfield. She attended Mittineague Congregational
Church, West Springfield, Robbins Memorial Church,
the South Deerfield Congregational Church, serving recently on their Mission
Committee. Edna was a member of the
Springfield Chapter No. 143, Order of the Eastern Star and Ahlem Temple No. 84,
Daughters of the Nile. For many years, Edna volunteered in the
mailroom at Franklin County Hospital,
Edna, a member of SARA, Swedish Ancestry
Research Association, traveled to Sweden on several occasions to meet
relatives and explore her Swedish heritage.
She was an active member of the Viking Lodge 756, Vasa Order of America
and spoke fondly of her Swedish friends and their many lodge activities.
93 years young, Edna was adept at
keeping in touch with family through Facebook and playing Words with Friends on
her IPAD. She was an avid reader,
wonderful cook, and enjoyed fine meals at new restaurants with her family. In addition, she shared many stories with her
wonderful caregivers at Comprehensive Home Care in South
Survivors include her two children, nine
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her son, James A., his wife, Susan, and son Tyler of Cranberry Township,
PA; Grandson, Scott Noyes and wife, Andrea of Brookfield; Grandson, Brent
Noyes, wife, Christina and son, Aidan of Springfield; Grandson, Michael
Bocchino, wife, Jennifer, and son, Lucas of Eagan, MN; Grandson, Matthew
Bocchino, wife, Sarah, and daughter, Emma of Florida; Edna’s daughter, Linda, her husband, Dean
Crowley, sons, Matthew and James, and daughter, Rosemary of Guilderland, NY;
Granddaughter, Jennifer and her husband, Michael Raymond of Silver Spring, MD. She is also survived by her sister-in-law,
Janet Noyes of Newbury, Ma.
Funeral services will be held Thursday,
April 17 at South Deerfield Congregational Church at 11 am, followed by burial
in Brookside Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends
on Wednesday, April 16 at the Wrisley Funeral Home, South
Deerfield from 6-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial
contributions to South Deerfield Congregational Church, 71 North Main Street, South Deerfield,Ma. 01373
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