Laura M. (Farrell) Noiles, of Waltham, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was 85.
Laura was born on May 1, 1937, a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Cameron) Farrell. She was born, raised and educated in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. There, she also met the love of her life, Keith Noiles and in 1958 the two married in Antigonish. In 1965 they moved to the States and settled in Waltham.
She was a talented and dedicated homemaker. Laura will long be remembered as a loving, kind and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Laura loved people and enjoyed the company of friends and family, playing cards at home or hosting one of her ‘kitchen parties’ that often lasted until the wee hours and always included her famous biscuits. As she got older her constant companions were her phone and iPad that helped her stay connected with her kids and grandkids as well as the extended family ‘back home’.
She also loved traveling. Laura and Keith and the family created many happy summer memories visiting Jackson Point and Amherst Shore in Nova Scotia and at Indian Ranch in Webster. The couple also enjoyed car trips throughout Canada and the United States.
Laura also loved music, especially country music, the fiddle and bagpipes. She was also a proud member of the Canadian-American Club in Watertown and the French-American Victory Club in Waltham.
In addition to her husband Keith R. Noiles, she leaves her children Darlene Stanton (Francis) of Waltham, Kenneth Noiles (Suzanne) of Waltham, Kevin Noiles (Zackary Selzer), of Kennebunk, Maine, Shawna Leblanc (Norman) of Lancaster and Robin Schulz (Michael) of Burlington; her grandchildren, Francis, Lauren and Erin Stanton, Kendra Hyduk (Tom), Bryan Noiles (Michelle), Kyle Noiles, Jared Noiles (Taylor) , Matthew and Ryan Leblanc and Michael, Jr. and Meghan Schulz; her great-grandchildren MacKenzie and Thomas Hyduk, and Briar, Quinn and Claire Noiles; her sister Anne McDonald of Prince Edward Island and many nieces, nephews, and their families
Laura was also the mother of the late Keith John Noiles, and a sister of the late Robert and Kenneth Farrell, Mary Crowley, and Isabel Web.
Family and friends will honor and remember Laura’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte.20), Waltham on Monday, January 30th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. A private burial will take place at a later date in her native Nova Scotia.
To view the broadcast (and recording) of Laura's funeral Mass please visit my.gather.app/remember/laura-m-noiles
Memorial donations may be made in Laura’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at https://www.stjude.org/