Kawkawlin and Bay City, Michigan
Nellie passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Bay Medical Care Facility. She was just 110 years old. She was born December 22, 1905 in Bay City to the late James T. and Anna J. (Claes) Noonen. She married Clyde E. Marsh on August 15, 1930 and he predeceased her on October 11, 1965. Nellie worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as an operator and retired in 1963 after 40 years of dedicated service. She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Linwood, the League of Catholic Women, St. Anne’s Altar Sodality and the Daughters of Isabella.
Surviving are many loving nieces and nephews. Nellie was predeceased by a nephew, Charles B. Pike on January 31, 2005 and was much more like a son to her than a nephew. She was also predeceased by her brother and sisters, James Noonen, Ceal Leahy, Beatrice Rees, Frances (Laurence) Reuther, Madeline Corcoran and Anna Pike.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church. Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am. A Parish Vigil Service for Nellie will be held Friday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, c/o Sister Joanne Boneski OP, 320 Powell Ave., Newburg, New York 12550-3984.
If tear drops were steps and love was the road to heaven, we could make a path to go get her and bring her back in memories of a loving, giving, considerate, kind and caring, wife, sister and aunt. With all our love aunt Nellie, “the Queen of Brissette’s Beach.”