Concord Fire Department mourns retired Capt. William Noke

October 29, 2023

Fire Chief Thomas Judge and the Concord Fire Department regret to announce the passing of retired Capt. William Noke. 

Noke passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 28. He was 67. 

Noke served with the Concord Fire Department for over 30 years as a Firefighter, Lieutenant and Captain, retiring in January 2021. He was a dedicated member of the Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team. 

He had a long history of public service, having worked with the Boxborough Fire Department prior to Concord. Throughout his career he worked with Patriot Ambulance Service when he was not at the fire station. 

“Bill was a tremendous person, a great firefighter and a great fire officer,” Judge said. “Bill was a friend and mentor to many during his career and after retirement. He was a highly respected leader who will be deeply missed by the members of the Concord Fire Department who had the privilege of working with him. Our thoughts are with Bill’s family, and we offer them our deepest condolences.” 

There will be a walkthrough for uniformed personnel at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford St., in Concord at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

Capt. Noke’s obituary and arrangements can be found here