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
We love you Aunt Jackie! Our hearts are broken. So many things I need to say and no words can be found.
Dr Noonan will be greatly missed. She was a fantastic doctor and mentor to so many more current physicians. Her influence in medicine will go on forever in her trainees and patients.
I met Jackie when she agreed to be our physician for the hospice of the bluegrass pediatric team, known then as Daniels care. She provided guidance, tremendous knowledge and compassion. She was volunteering her time after retiring. I’m not sure she ever really retired. Dr Noonan was an inspiration and will be missed.
I am so sad to hear of Dr. Noonan’s death. I first met her in 1972 when my son John was admitted to UK at 4 days old. It would become a relationship of almost 34 years. She was always so full of energy. In 1989, John had surgery that lasted 14 hours. I am not sure how many times she changed her clothes that day so she could keep giving updates on his surgery. She always said that children with heart problems didn’t grow like normal children. To John’s delight, he could hold out his arm and she could stand under it—he grew, but she didn’t! She came to visit John when he was in St. Joseph Hospice Care about a week before his death. this was in March, 2006. I am sure there are many parents who will is her, a living legend!
Clare Declan Evan & Aofe McLoughlin Irelandsays
All our thoughts and payers are with Jackie’s family today how sad to loose such a wonderful kind and caring person who was a cousin , a friend and the link that joined the family of Henns and Leesons across the world she will be sadly missed but no doubt will be watching over us and catching up with family and friends . Rest in peace until we meet again please God
I first met Dr. Noonan in 1963 when I was seven years old. I was born with a genetic heart defect and at that time modern open heart surgery was a relatively new procedure. She arranged for a Surgeon from New York by the name of Dr. Frank Spencer to come to the UK hospital to repair my aortic valve. The surgery was very successful and I recovered fully and was able to live a very normal healthy life. Had Dr. Noonan not been a part of my life, I would have passed away at a very young age. She and Dr. Spencer literally saved my life. I remained a patient of hers for many years. We stayed in touch well into my adulthood and I considered her a friend. She was an Angel on this earth who's kindness and compassion was without limit.