Rose Teresa Frate Noonan went to be with her beloved husband, daughter and Our Lord on February 14, 2013. She died peacefully in her sleep at the Regancy House in Wallingford. Rose was born in the beautiful village of Civo, Italy, on February 26, 1918 to Pietro and Philomena Te Frate. At the age of 16 she immigrated with her family to Connecticut. In 1945 she married Clifford Henry Noonan and shared a love for over 39 years. When asked what she wanted to do with her life, she always answered that she wanted to be a mother. Rose was the mother of 6 children and the grandmother of 12. She was known for her love of being outdoors and walking everywhere around the town of North Haven where she lived for over 60 years. She loved her family and her church and playing cards.
Rose was preceded in her journey to the Lord by her husband Clifford, and her daughter Elaine Noonan Fote; and by her sister Erma Provini and brother Guido Frate . She will be missed by her daughter Paula and husband Gene Quindlen of Troy, TX; her son Carl and wife Marilee Noonan of Madison, CT, daughter Cindi and husband Rick Gauthier of Shaftsbury, VT; daughter Sandi and husband Bob Lelasher of Columbia, SC; son Remo Noonan and wife Cheryl Christie Collett of Wallingford, CT; son-in-law Joe Fote, DDS of Plantsville, CT; by her grandchildren, Joe Fote, Lisa Fote Clarke, Tom Fote, Kevin Quindlen, Colleen Quindlen, Emily Noonan, Cody Noonan, Christopher Gauthier, Bryan Lelasher, Nicholas Lelasher, Robert Collett and Christie Collett; and also by her nephews Ray Provini, Charlie Provini and niece Ann Harris.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in Montowese Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Regency House of Wallingford Recreation Department, 181 East Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492.