March 20, 1959 – November 29, 2019
Barry Noonan, 60, of River Vale, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 29th. Beloved husband of 34 years to Rosalie. Devoted father of Joel, his pride and joy. Loving son of Lorraine and the late Leslie Noonan. Dear brother of Edward Noonan and his wife Jun. Loving brother-in-law of James Pistachio and his wife Paula, and Joseph Pistachio. Cherished uncle of Lindsay, Max, and Evan Noonan and Stephen and Claudia Pistachio. Barry also leaves behind his beloved dog, Snapple. Barry was born in Hoboken, grew up in Bergenfield, and had lived in River Vale for the past 38 years.
Barry received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Rutgers University. For the past 38 years, he worked for Leslie Noonan Associates, Inc. and had been the Broker/Owner for the past 21 years. He was a member of both the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Bergen Association of Realtors.
Barry was best known for his extraordinary (and occasionally off-color) sense of humor. All he wanted was to make everyone he met laugh. One of Barry’s favorite activities was to travel with his wife, son (and sometimes) beloved pup, Snapple. Atlantic City was at the top of his list for a local vacation, where he’d been going since the age of one with his mom, dad and brother. Another one of his favorite travel spots was Long Beach Island. He will be sorely missed by his family, many friends, as well as his colleagues. They could always count on him for his friendship, advice, and guidance.
The family will receive their relatives and friends on Sunday, 12/15 for a Memorial Visitation from 10 am – 3 pm, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association in Barry’s memory.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Becker Funeral Home
219 Kinderkamack Road
Celebration of Life
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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December 4, 2019
Hi Rosalie. I never met you, but I know Barry from way back when, growing up in Bergenfield, where he, Edward, and my brother Paul were as thick as thieves. I only found out about his passing this morning via my Dad, who is still in touch with Lorraine. Even back then, Barry had a wicked sense of humor, and always had a pun at the ready. Goodness and smiles will follow wherever he goes. On behalf of my family, you have our sincerest condolences. Take care.
December 3, 2019
I met Barry over 20 years ago through Prodigy Chat!! His sense of humor was incredible and always made people laugh in chat rooms. Through our friendship I got to meet his amazing wife, Rose. The internet allowed me to meet these two beautiful souls, without it I would have never had the chance to laugh and enjoy Barry's sense of humor.
Marilyn & Larry May
December 2, 2019
Marilyn & I moved up here in 1992. From day one Barry was always there for us. He located us in Holiday Farm in Rivervale and later introduced us to Valley PM Rotary of which Barry was a member. Dined out quite often with Barry & Rosalie & was delighted when they adopted Joel. We later had the pleasure of occasionally taking Joel to a movie. Barry's Super Bowl parties and trips to LBI were a must. A consummate
professional as a realtor he cared totally for both buyer & seller. He was an extended part of our family & we will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to Rosalie & Joel, Mrs. Noonan & Ed Noonan & family
December 2, 2019
Barry will always be alive through his caring and his unique sense of humor. He loved singing "You've got a friend," and he had a very nice singing voice that soothed our souls. Barry talked highly about Rosalie and Joel. I know that both Rosalie and Joel will carry on doing what made Barry proud of them.
We will deeply miss you, Barry. See you on the other side.
December 1, 2019
I've known Barry for over 47 years and considered him one of my closest friends. He was a good hearted person who would go out of his way to help people and always looked for the humor in things. As I reflect back on our times together, as single guys going out or as couples with our wives I would always enjoy the time we spent and will cherish those memories. My heartfelt sympathies go out to Rosalie and Joel, Mrs. Noonan and to Ed and family. May God bless Barry's soul.
cheryl hodgson schneekloth
December 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Barry's wife and son Joel. who I know he was so proud of and loved to share his musical accomplishments. I remember a lot of fun adventures in high school with Barry....driving into the city. He has made me laugh on FB. May he rest in peace.