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Noreen Anna (Maguire) Morley

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“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...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Lycia Morley - Berlin, NH

“You were a special person. I thank God for being a part of your family. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Michele Holstrom - Rockwall, TX

“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Lee - Nashua, NH

“So sorry for your loss. She lived a good long life with wonderful family and friends. My thoughts and prayers to all of you. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: paula paull - sebring, FL

“We will miss you, your energy and vibrancy forever. Love you Mom. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Jack and Lycia Morley - Berlin, NH

“You will be missed because you were so loved. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Meagan Parker - Pepperell, MA

“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....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


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.