Elinor M. Noe, age 93, passed away on May 9, 2016 in East Haven. Born in West Haven on August 22, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Oliver G. Thomas & Flora Millspaugh Thomas. A longtime resident of West Haven; Elinor was predeceased by her husband Frederick J. Noe; her longtime companion Ellis Benson; her son Timothy Noe; sisters Olive Stackpole & Dorothy Calpez and brothers Lester, Russell, Robert, Howard & George Thomas. Elinor is survived by her daughters Carol Esposito (Edward) of North Haven and Cynthia (Joseph) Calagna of Independence, LA; sons William (Fran) Noe of Phoenix, AZ, Donald (Gina) Noe of Prescott, AZ, and Brian Noe of Independence, LA; brother Oliver Thomas of SC; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren. Friends may attend her Graveside Service on Monday at 1:00 PM in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Section M, 90 Pine Rock Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT - TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave, West Haven.

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  1. Cousin Carol and family, very sorry for your loss. I won’t be able to attend the service as I will be away on business. As cousin Beth mentioned, we had a wonderful visit with Aunt Toots and talked a lot about family. My brother’s Howie and Craig had visited with her as well on several occasions. My dad enjoyed visiting with her on a weekly basis, sitting by the beach in West Haven listening to the music on the boardwalk was their favorite pastime.

  2. Great Aunt Toots is how I knew her. She always reminded me of my grandmother, her sister Olive, since they were sisters and looked alot alike. My cousin Holly and I went to visit her recently and once you got her talking he didn’t stop. She remembered going to high school in West Haven and how it felt like going to college because back then if you made it passed 8th grade it was a big deal. She reassured us that she couldn’t remember anything but once she had a thought she ran with it. We talked about the big picnics up on the Post Road house where my grandmother Olive lived, and her parents lived in the little house behind them. She talked about her father when he worked on the railroad and had the accident then he bought a car. She said she loved to sit in her kitchen with her sister over tea and talk about old times. I am glad I went to visit with her and loved listening to her stories. She will be missed but I know she is with my grandmother in heaven now having tea and talking about old times.

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