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
Dr. Noonan, you changed my life. You sustained my daughter's life. You gave me hope when I was hopeless and distraught. I had this beautiful baby girl that struggling to survive and none of the medical professionals knew what was wrong with her and gave up on her life. I turned to you and you didn't disappoint. I was a frantic, desperate Mom trying to save my baby and gathered the courage to call you at your home from many states a far....I left a message on your answering machine and you returned my call almost immediately explaining how you were out in your garden :-). You spent awhile on the phone with me trying to calm me down and inviting me to travel to your home in Kentucky where you would try to diagnose my daughter and get us the help. We met you in the flesh two weeks later and you quickly fell in love with my Abigail Grace and called her your Noonan baby. You made it a point to cuddle her throughout the years at every Noonan Syndrome conference. My heart is broken at your earthly depart but also rejoicing that you're with the Lord and for the opportunity to have had you a part of our lives. You, Dr. Noonan, have made a difference in thousands of lives and out of all the different syndromes my daughter could of have, I am glad that God chose yours. We love you, appreciate you and will miss you terribly at the conferences, especially seeing you walk around with that glass of wine in your hand, hugging and taking pictures with "ALL of Your Children"!
Anne de Grootsays
What a great loss to the world! I never met another person with so much love and dedication for the people around her. I learned so much from her! She made our lives so much easier! Thank you dr. Noonan for all you have done for us! Much love and strength for your family
Heartfelt wishes to your family during this time. May you all have the peace of knowing that Dr. Noonan changed lives across the world. Thank you for all you did to bring answers and support to young families like ours. I am eternally grateful.
So sorry for the loss of this very special lady. May God give you all comfort and peace.
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.