On October 28, 2023, William G. “Bill” Noke, 67, of Lunenburg, formerly of Acton, entered Heaven following a valiant and heroic journey with metastatic esophageal cancer. Exceptional husband and most loyal best friend and “Sweetie” to Rebecca W. (Schuhmacher) Noke for twenty-six years.
He is survived by and will be forever missed by his children Walter (Michelle), William (Mabel), Samantha Hebert (Bob), Theodore (Kerri-lynn), and Gary (Zulayne).
Fun-loving and supportive grandfather to Matthew, Joseph, Samantha, Jennifer, Nicholas, Dustin, Madeleine, Mikayla, Emma, Zavanna, Riley, Abigail, William, Mabelita, Matthew, Aubrey, Mackenzie, and James. Blessed great-grandfather of Leo.
Devoted son-in-law to Jill C. Schuhmacher. Cherished brother-in-law to Lisa, Kendra Bradley (Lonny), Jeffrey (Lorena). And adored uncle to Isaac Schuhmacher and Tyler Robichaud. Bill leaves and has previously lost an amazing group of both Hansen and Noke cousins. And also a large and loved extended family and the dearest of friends. Predeceased by parents, William G. Noke and Ethel J. M. (Hansen) Noke, brother, Gary P. Noke and father-in-law, Richard W. Schuhmacher.
He was honored and endlessly grateful to be a member of the Concord Fire Department, retiring in the role of Captain. At the time of his death, he was an EMT and dispatcher at Patriot Ambulance. His career positions at Concord Fire and Patriot were held for over thirty-five years and truly filled his life with joy and the dearest of friends.
Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours at Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center on Wednesday, November 1st from 4 to 8 pm. Bill’s funeral service in celebration of his life will be held at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington on Thursday, November 2nd at 12 pm. Burial will immediately follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Officers and members of the Concord Fire Department will serve as Honor Guard.
Gifts in Bill’s name may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital in support of Esophageal Cancer Research, fund 234806. Gifts can be made online at giving.massgeneral.org. Please select “Make a Tribute” or mail to Meagan Coons c/o the MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks payable to Massachusetts General Hospital and note “GASTRIC/ESOPHAGEAL CANCER RESEARCH fund 234806, in honor of Dr. Klempner” in the memo line.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord. For Bill’s full obituary and online guestbook, please visit www.DeeFuneralHome.com.