Mary Elinor (Noonan) “Molly” McLean died peacefully on November 20, 2017, at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, at age 94. Molly was born January 9, 1923, in Napanee, Ontario, Canada, to William and Marion Noonan. She attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and married William E. McLean on May 18, 1946, after they had both served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. They moved with their family to Ridgewood, NJ, in 1953.
A longtime resident of Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY, Molly was an active volunteer. She ran the blood drives in the area for many years and was also active in the Historical Society and the Pawling Resource Center. She was an early member of Christ Church on Quaker Hill and a devoted congregant.
Molly was predeceased by her husband, Bill, her brother, Daniel Noonan, and his wife Frances. She is survived by her children, Shelagh, Doug, and Alison McLean, her son-in-law Arnold Yip, her daughter-in-law Poly Prime, and her granddaughter, Dara Bloom, whom she described as “the best Christmas present I ever had.”
The family is grateful for the care she received at Vassar Warner Home and Lutheran Care Center, both in Poughkeepsie. A celebration of her life will be held at Christ Church on Quaker Hill, Pawling, NY, on January 20, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
The family requests that donations in Molly’s memory be made to Christ Church on Quaker Hill, the Pawling Resource Center, the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling, or any charity of your choice.