Lodge of Sorrow is this Friday at noon at Waterville Elks with Luncheon to follow.
Past State President 1990-1991
Edward “Big Ed” Paul Noel
1939 – 2017
VASSALBORO – Edward “Big Ed” Paul Noel, 78, of Vassalboro, and Largo, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at home by the lake with his family by his bedside.
Ed was born in Waterville on July 27, 1939, the son of Paul E. and Nellie (Haskell) Noel.
Ed received his diploma from Winslow High School in 1957. He attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a machine tool technology degree.
He worked 16 years as a machinist in New Hampshire and Maine, after which he became an instructor in machine tool technology and welding for 25 years. He retired from teaching in 1999 from the Capital Area Technical Center.
Ed was always actively involved with community services, having been the Winslow Jaycees president in 1969 and Exalted Ruler of the Waterville Lodge of Elks # 905 in 1983, of which he was a service member for over 50 years.
In 1990, Ed was the state president of the Maine Elks Association. He was an avid snowmobiler with family and friends. He lived on Webber Pond for 40 years, his favorite place for boating. He was a longtime New England Patriot and Boston Celtics fan.
Ed enjoyed playing the drums. He was a drummer in dance bands and in retirement, in the Four Seasons Retirement Community Band.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Avis.
He is survived by his children, Bruce Noel and Michelle Noel, of Vassalboro; Michael Noel, of Largo, Fla.; Lisa Noel Beck, of Grandbury, Texas; and his very special granddaughter Stephanie Matijevic and her husband Ivan; of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Kathy Binnette, and husband Leo, of Oakland; two brothers, Joseph Noel and wife Suzette, of Waterville; and David Noel of Oakland; his stepchildren, Christine Aucoin, Nanette Wells, and Gary, Lenny, Mark and Danny Proulx; and his very special friend and companion, Mary Barnes.
There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at St. John the Baptist Church, 47 Monument St., Winslow. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at: www.gallantfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to
Hospice of Maine, or
The Good Shepherd Food Bank
P.O. Box 1807
Auburn, ME 04211
for the Vassalboro Food Bank
Pantry where Ed has been
a donor for many years.