Steven M. Noonan, 61, of Marlborough

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Obit Steven NoonanMarlborough – Steven M. Noonan, 61, of Marlborough, died Saturday, Nov, 15, 2014.

Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Kathleen (Clasby) Noonan and the husband of Carol (Fedele) Noonan of Marlborough, formerly of Waltham. Raised in the Highlands section of Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High, class of 1971.

He had been employed in the HVAC equipment sales industry for 42 years. He ended his career at SG Torrice, where for many years he had served as the company’s Franklin Branch manager, and finally moving to outside sales. He was well respected for his knowledge and excellent rapport with his coworkers and customers.

His love for life included many interests and activities. He participated in many road races with his brother, Eddy. He was a member of the Wayside Racquet & Swim Club in Marlborough, where he made many good friends through the years. He enjoyed spin class and would participate in the annual “Spin for Hope” American Cancer Society fundraiser.

In good weather, he was an enthusiastic bicyclist going for long rides whenever possible. For several years, he was a member of “Team Acara,” a group of fellow cyclists who trained for and rode the MS Society’s “Cape Cod Getaway” fundraising ride held in June. His latest endeavor was kayaking. Everything he did was with passion and commitment and he enjoyed the camaraderie.

Luckily for his family, Steven loved to cook. He made the sauce and meatballs for every holiday gathering and would bring the most delicious turkey burgers to summer cookouts. He had many favorite recipes and was always looking for something new to try. He also loved to eat and regularly dined out. Thai, Vietnamese and Indian foods were his favorites.

He also loved his coffee. He had a fancy grinder and would purchase a variety of beans from various local roasters. And of course, he enjoyed the specialty drinks at Starbucks.

Music was a big part of his life going back to his childhood. As a teenager, he attended lots of concerts, which would now be considered historical, such as Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin. He enjoyed a wide variety of music, but especially liked legendary blues artists. His favorite band of all was the Allman Brothers. He had every version of every one of their songs and attended countless concerts with his friend, Dave.

He was always interested in current events, reading the newspaper since he was a young boy delivering them .His favorite historical period was WWII on which he read many books and went to airplane exhibits and warship museums.

Steven loved spending time on Cape Cod, where his aunt Eleanor had lived. He spent many childhood summers with his family there and continued to take vacations there throughout his life. In later years, he also came to love the coast of Maine and spent several vacations there as well.

He also enjoyed quiet times, watching his favorite shows and sports, always with his two kitty cats, Baby Girl and Sunny, by his side, keeping him company.

As a husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, he touched the lives of so many with his caring, kindness, and generosity. He brought joy and love into our lives like no other. With his style, sense of humor and wit, he always made us smile. He made the people he knew and loved feel his acceptance in every way. He was a gracious and gentle man. We were all so fortunate to know and love him.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Steven, M. Noonan Jr. and his wife Lori of Marshfield; his brother, Edward Noonan and his wife Donna of Waltham; his sister, Cheryl Corcoran and her husband Michael of Shrewsbury; and his nieces and nephews, Jessica, Genevieve, Gina, Johanna, George, John, Gianna, Joey, Giovanni, Jeffrey, Christina, Tenley, Aliza, Charlotte, Cade, Jackson, Cathy and Elise.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. His funeral Mass will take place Friday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, Greater NE, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.