Noreen E. O'Connell, age 64, of Lewiston died Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, after a lengthy illness.
Noreen was born February 8, 1950 in Springfield, MA, the daughter of the late Francis and Rosemary (Strain) Sloan. She and her family moved to Cranford, NJ in 1961 and she graduated from Cranford High School in 1968 and attended Union College. From 1971 to 1982 Noreen lived in Germany and worked with the American Red Cross as a Coordinator of Emergency Services for the . Military. On December 31, 1985 she married Patrick J. O'Connell and moved to Lewiston.
Noreen had a long career in Real Estate in New York and New Jersey, where she managed and was a broker for many local Real Estate Agency's. A Devout Catholic, Noreen had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and attended Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. She also volunteered at the Heart & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. A talented artist, she has done many drawings and paintings. Above all, Noreen loved her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick; a daughter, Jenevieve K. (Robert) Nablo and a son, Kenneth O. Cobb-O'Connell, both of Lewiston; a beloved granddaughter, Kathleen Nablo; two sisters, Ann (Jerry) McGovern of Cranford, NJ and Elizabeth (Robert) Power of Garwood, NJ; two brothers, Thomas (Gail) Sloan and Robert (Marie) Sloan both of Westfield, NJ; and a sister in law, Cindy Sloan of Annapolis, MD. She was predeceased by a brother, James Sloan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 22, at 10:00 am in St. Peter's RC Church, 600 Center St., Lewiston, with the Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma officiating. There will be no prior visitation. (Please assemble at church). Burial will follow in the Dickersonville Cemetery, Lewiston. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, 5295 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, NY 14092. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston.