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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 Aug. 16, 1935, in Lyon Mountain, N.Y.
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 Feb. 1, 1958, at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. Dick worked on Plattsburgh Air Force Base as a heavy equipment operator and was later promoted to Grounds Foreman. 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, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Rachel Noel and Chad Noel of Schenectady, N.Y.; daughter, Julie Gordon of Saranac, N.Y., and two grandchildren, Justin Gordon and his wife Jennifer of Saranac, N.Y., and Jacob Gordon of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; grandchildren Nick LaCroix and his wife Sara of Dannemora, N.Y.; Brandon LaCroix of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Brittany LaCroix and her partner Darren Scarlett of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; daughter Ann Marie Messier and husband Daniel of Hope Mills, N.C., two grandchildren, Danielle Sherousse and her partner Jonathan Jenkins and Anthony Messier and his wife Katie of Hope Mills, N.C.; daughter Jodi Conway and her husband David Conway of Dannemora, N.Y., and three grandchildren, David Conway Jr., Bridget Conway and Jackie Conway and her partner Ashlee Wagstaff of Dannemora, N.Y.; daughter Sonya Barber and husband Bruce of Dannemora, N.Y., and grandaughter, Janyll Barber of Dannemora, N.Y.; son David Noel and wife Jean of Chazy Lake, N.Y., and three grandchildren, Tyler Noel and his partner Katie McClatchie of Harkness, N.Y., Russell Noel of Dannemora, N.Y., and Jennifer Noel of Chazy Lake, N.Y.; daughter Mary Noel-Paiser and husband Chris of Morrisonville, N.Y., and four grandhildren, Ryan Paiser, Victoria Paiser, Olivia Paiser and Dylan Paiser of Morrisonville, N.Y., as well as several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Brassard and her partner Sonny Brooks of Chazy Lake, N.Y., and Margaret Secore of Meriden, Conn., and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at St. Joseph's Church in Dannemora. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Donations in Dick's memory may be made to D.A.V. Van Fund.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on March 20, 2017
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