Obituary: Patricia Ann (McGeehan) Noonan

FALMOUTH – Patricia Ann (McGeehan) Noonan died on January 12, 2023, from respiratory illness and Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat was the daughter of Barbara (Berry) Quinn and Edward McGeehan Jr. She was raised by her maternal grandmother and grandfather, Annie Mae and Carl P. Berry.

Pat graduated from Deering High School in 1955. In high school, she survived a bout of poliomyelitis. She spent the fall semester of her first year confined to a wheelchair at the Hyde Home in Bath.

After leaving high school, she graduated from Northeastern Business College. She first worked at Maine Fidelity Life Insurance Co., then as a secretary at Morse, Payson and Noyes Insurance.

Pat married Robert E. Noonan in September 1959. She and her husband raised three children (Kevin, Mark and Kelly). With three children under the age of 7, Robert entered law school at the University of Maine Law School in 1967. For the next three years, Pat became the family’s primary breadwinner. She worked for the Portland Police Department and typed papers for law students while continuing to raise a family. Bob and Pat have also been house parents at the Ingraham home on weekends. Despite difficult years, Pat and Bob have ensured that their family lacks nothing.

His part-time job for law students became a full-time job when Professor Harry Glassman was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of the State of Maine. Pat entered the court system as legal secretary to Judge Glassman. She moved with him to the state Supreme Judicial Court. Over the next 20 years, Pat served as legal secretary to several Supreme Court justices, including Harrison Glassman, Edward Godfrey and Caroline Glassman. Pat and Judge Caroline Glassman retired on the same day in 1997.

Pat enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. After retiring, she and Judge Caroline Glassman took the trip of a lifetime to Alaska. She made many trips to Florida with her close friends and also loved spending time in Hilton Head, SC.

She enjoyed her many Thursday evenings with her dear friend Cathy Roberts. Pat was a member of the Portland Country Club and enjoyed many years of golf and club socials.

She was actively involved in the lives of all of her grandchildren (Taylor Noonan, Hannah Noonan, Nick Piccone, Elizabeth Piccone, Sam Piccone and Regan Noonan). Pat especially enjoyed spending time at the family camp on Bonny Eagle Pond. Her grandfather built the camp and she spent most of her summers there.

Pat remained active and independent until the effects of Alzheimer’s disease took their toll. For the past few years, she has lived at Ocean View in Falmouth.

Pat was predeceased by her husband, Bob.

She is survived by her children (Kevin and Lisa Noonan, Mark and Jessica Noonan, Kelly and Ed Tirabassi); six grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Carole Noonan.

The Noonan family would like to thank the caregivers at Legacy Memory Care and Compassus for their dedicated and compassionate care.

To honor his memory and celebrate his life, the family will host a service and reception on Saturday, January 21 at 2 p.m. at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd. Falmouth.

Arrangements are with Jones, Rich, & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland

Online condolences can be shared with his family at

Instead of flowers,

contributions are welcome on behalf of Pat for

Alzheimer’s Association of Maine

383 US Route One Suite 2C

Scarborough, Maine 04074

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