Jacqueline A. Noonan M.D.

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 - Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Jacqueline A. Noonan M.D.

Services

Visitation

Jul 26, 2021 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

MIlward - Man O' War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Catholic Funeral Mass

Jul 27, 2020 (10:00 AM )

Cathedral of Christ the King

299 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY

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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    

 

Guest Book

Clare Declan Evan & Aofe McLoughlin Ireland

says

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

2 years ago

Danny White

says

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.

2 years ago

Lori, John, and Olivia Lewis

says

We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Noonan at a Noonan Syndrome conference some years ago, shortly after our daughter was diagnosed. We were in a panic because we didn’t know what this would mean for our child. How reassuring for us to know that this brilliant, compassionate woman had connected the dots among her young patients so many years earlier in discovering the syndrome, thereby setting a path for other researchers and clinicians to follow. We will always be grateful for Dr. Noonan’s outside-the-box thinking and the care she provided to the children who needed her.

2 years ago

Dr. Brad Keller

says

With Dr. Noonan's passing we have lost one of the world's truly greatest physician, educator, advocate, and colleague who dedicated her life to providing the best care of children and their families. I was fortunate to work with and learn from Jackie at the University of Kentucky from 1998 to 2002 and to travel with her throughout eastern Kentucky at the satellite clinics she established in 1962. Though she was considering phased retirement, she decided it would be nice to have a new car and so she purchased a custom wedgewood blue sedan to drive, fairly fearlessly, throughout the state. She invited medical students to join every clinic and they (and I) were able to learn how effectively she spoke with patients and parents about the difficult topics of congenital heart disease, and how her compassion and empathy eased their fears. Her enthusiasm and dedication to patient care inspired everyone and was one of her great gifts to her colleagues. She never, never, made an negative comment. As a member of the pioneering generation of pediatric cardiologists in the United States, Jackie was responsible for describing several very important clinical conditions, including Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Cor Pumonale, and of course, Noonan Syndrome. She was dedicated to understanding the causes of these conditions as well as their treatments and was very engaged in supporting individuals and their families through all of life's challenges. She was truly an angel in life and will hopefully continue to guide us all to be the best servants for others.

2 years ago

Marrec

says

Merci pour votre travail, merci pour tous les Noonan du monde. J'ai beaucoup de respect pour vous, mon fils a le syndrome et vos recherches nous ont permis de mieux appréhender la suite. Reposez en paix parmi les anges.

2 years ago

Ian A Legg, Noonan Syndrome Association, UK

says

On a personal level we want to say that Jacqueline Noonan has been an inspiration during the lifetime of our son who was born with Noonan Syndrome. His life would have been poorer without her work and we will always be grateful for the work she did to write about, understand and explain Noonan Syndrome. Thank you.

2 years ago