Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley

  • Born: June 12, 1929
  • Died: January 25, 2020
  • Location: Hollis, New Hampshire

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley passed away at her home in New Hampshire on January 25, 2020. She was 90 years of age. Noreen was born in Boston on June 12, 1929 to the late John J. & Alice L. (Stock) Maguire. She was raised in East Boston, graduated from East Boston High School, Class of 1946 and received her associates degree in Spanish from Bunker Hill Community College. Mrs. Morley lived in Melrose for over 30 years and the past 10 years in Hollis, NH. Noreen started working at the New England Telephone Company as an operator and ended her 30 years career as a supervisor. Mrs. Morley was a former member of Incarnation Church in Melrose where she was a CCD teacher for 10 years. She enjoyed wintering in Sarasota, FL, golfing, was on a bowling team and liked to play Petanque in Florida. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family and friends. Noreen was the beloved wife of 41 years to the late John P. Morley. Loving mother of John M. Morley & his wife Lycia of Berlin, NH, Theresa A. Capodilupo & her husband Vincent of Hollis, NH and Michael J. Morley of Peabody. Cherished grandmother of Alexis Slabinski, Anthony Capodilupo, Bianca Cothen. John Capodilupo, Meagan Parker, Michael Morley, Kate Morley & Kelsea Morley. Cherished great grandmother of Adeline, Logan, William, Nora, Mable, Alexis, Mikaela and William. Longtime companion of Bob Axworthy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 4:00-7:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Friday, January 31st at 8:45AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Incarnation Church, 425 Upham St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I will miss u so much Noreen. You were so energetic and vibrant. U taught me so much. How to laugh when i wanted to cry , how to tackle projects one step at a time when they seemed to much to do but most importantly u taught me about faith. I thought i knew my bible well till i met u . Although i was born and baptized a Protestant because of u i am becoming a Catholic. U gave me me my first rosary twenty years ago and i was intrigued. A couple years ago u have me a gold Virgin Mary bracelet that i haven't taken off since it has brought me great comfort. U were the most amazing woman i have ever met

Posted by Lycia Morley - Berlin, NH - Family   January 30, 2020

You were a special person. I thank God for being a part of your family.

Posted by Michele Holstrom - Rockwall, TX - family   January 30, 2020

Aunt Noreen will be dearly missed. For years she and my Mom (Edna Giadone) were my shopping, laughing, troublemaking buddies! She spoke her mind and made no apologies for it. She would say the most shocking things, in her way, and have you rolling off your chair laughing. She always knew when you needed a kind word. She was there when you needed her. I hope I did the same for her. My Mom will be so happy to see you, my Dad, not so much! (inside joke) RIP I look forward to seeing you all again.

Mary Giadone Lee

Posted by Mary Lee - Nashua, NH   January 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She lived a good long life with wonderful family and friends. My thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Posted by paula paull - sebring, FL - Friend   January 28, 2020

We will miss you, your energy and vibrancy forever. Love you Mom.

Posted by Jack and Lycia Morley - Berlin, NH   January 28, 2020

You will be missed because you were so loved.

Posted by Meagan Parker - Pepperell, MA - Family   January 27, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   January 27, 2020

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