Jacqueline A. Noonan M.D.
Thursday 23rd of July 2020 - Thursday 23rd of July 2020
Jacqueline A. Noonan, M.D., 91, departed from this life on July 23, 2020. She was a pediatric cardiologist in the Bluegrass area for over half a century. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Albertus Magnus, New Haven, CT and her M.D. from the University of VT. She was Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UK. She discovered a congenital heart condition, Noonan Syndrome, and devoted her life to caring for children.
She was the daughter of the late Francis and Eugenia Noonan and was born in Burlington, VT. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Beverly Noonan, Joan Nardini and her husband Raymond, and Joyce Hutchinson and her husband Robert.
She leaves to cherish her memory many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and innumerable patients and their families, whom she lovingly referred to as her children.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Mon., July 27, 2020, 10 AM, at Cathedral of Christ the King. Visitation will be Sun., July 26, 2020, 4-7 PM, Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may take the form of contributions to Bluegrass Care Navigators, the charity of one's choice, or KY Children’s Hospital: https://uky.networkforgood.com/causes/5412-kentucky-children-s-hospital-fund
My son Diego has Noonan syndrome ptpn11. My family has met Dr. Noonan a couple of times at the conferences. Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of the work she has done for the community which has directly helped my family. Thank you so much!
I’m heartbroken. Our Dr Noonan has passed away. I’ll never forget the first time I met her I was in awe. Here was the woman who discovered the syndrome I was born with. It was incredible, but then it got better. I had the privilege of traveling with her overseas. Not once, but twice. Amazing again. No one could help her with her luggage or anything of that sort. She walked so fast in the airport I had trouble keeping up. I said wait Dr Noonan remember I have Noonans. She laughed and said catch up. We shared many personal stories and moments. Had many many laughs. She had a beautiful voice and was in a choir. I remember as we traveled we would sing a few songs together. While in the Netherlands one Sunday just Dr Noonan and myself went to mass. It was very special. We shared so much during that walk to and from the church. I can almost hear our conversation now. All of this is so personal and such a treasure I will always have. Sending my love to her family.
Your life and work, your dedication and love enabled us to find answers for my daughter. Rest in peace Dr Noonan, all of us parents owe you much gratitude ❤️
Sorry for your families loss, was very privileged to meet Dr Noonan in 2011 in Chicago at a Noonan syndrome event. A lovely lady who many families will be forever grateful for supporting families across the world. From a Noonan syndrome family in the UK
Mary Carpenter Varnellsays
Dr. Noonan was a very special person. I started working for her in 1972 when I was 19 years old and continued doing so for 40 years in one fashion or another. Needless to say, she was excellent to work for and I was proud to be associated with her. She was an excellent pediatric cardiologist who put her patients before anything else and loved traveling eastern Kentucky to keep track of those who couldn't come to UK. My sympathy to the family. She will be greatly missed.
Susan Nardini Lasersays
I LOVE YOU Aunt Jackie! You certainly left your mark in this world, and in our hearts forever!