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
Laura Bell Bundysays
Dr. Noonan was my doctor from the time I was 18 months until I was about 30 years old. She would come out of retirement to visit me during my heart appointments at UK until I was 35. I was born with a hole in my heart but she always believe it would begin closing on its own and that i shouldn’t rush to get surgery... she believed the surgery would be more invasive than living with it... so she closely monitored me my whole life— as I ran track, did 8 shows a week on broadway... and I was ok. When it came time for me to finally get surgery, I was 35 years old and science HAD caught up. I was able to have it repaired in LA in a non-invasive procedure using cardio caths. No cutting. I healed in a week. I completely attribute my quality of life to Jackie. She was an incredible woman. I’m so grateful to her.
Elizabeth Miller Kline MDsays
I graduated from UKCOM in 1995 and remember her well. Her brilliance, coupled with humility and kindness made her an inspiration to us all. As a young medical student, she taught me how to listen to heart sounds. I use those skills every day and sometimes I borrow her words to teach my own students! God bless. The world has lost an innovator. We find comfort in her teaching and legacies that live on.
Dr. Noonan is a hero to us. She diagnosed our son, Ragan, at 6 weeks of age with complicated and complex congenital heart disease. Her tenacity in directing us to the most innovative care for Ragan, no doubt, enabled him to have a nearly normal life. She graciously attended the wedding of Ragan and Amy. Her constant care and concern for Ragan enabled him to work and have two amazing children. Sadly, Ragan lost his life following an attempted heart transplant in Atlanta. We will forever be grateful that the Lord led us to Dr. Noonan and appreciate her part in letting us experience the joy our son brought to our family. We thank you. Rest In Peace.
Dr. Noonan, Became my doctor when I was 13 until I was 30 and I asked her if I could see someone else, or sneak me in to see her ,because all the children looked at me like I was out of place . I had a little girl about 10 ask me if Dr Noonan was seeing my child and I said no she is seeing me. The girl looked confused and said ,you sure are old . I told Dr Noonan that and she just grinned. She did recommend a doctor. I found out several years later, that she checked with the doctor from time to time, too see how I was doing. She told him, she like to stay in touch with her patients no matter how old they got to be. It would be interesting to see just how many children she had taken care of all the years of her practicing medicine. She will be missed.
Catherine J. Doty, M.D.says
Dr. Noonan was also respected and beloved by all of the Residents who were fortunate enough to be trained under her wise tutelage. Her influence on me, as a young physician, was immense. Rest peacefully my teacher and my friend.
Angeli Noonan - Italian Association for the Noonan Syndromesays
With immense sadness we learn of the loss of Dr. Jacqueline Noonan. A good cardiology is gone, an excellent geneticist and a dear mother who with her discovery gave a name to these angels, her name. We had the pleasure and the honor of meeting you, you welcomed us with sweet and caressing words, you showed us which way to go. Now you will be an angel up there, a true Noonan angel, and from there you will continue to guide down here our every angel who will carry your name forever. Hi Jacqueline, rest in peace in the hands of God.