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Cecelia Catherine Noga

Gaithersburg, Maryland

December 1, 1929 - July 6, 2024

Cecelia Catherine Noga Obituary

Cecelia C. Noga, 94, of Derwood, MD passed away on July 6, 2024 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 1, 1929, and lived there until June, 1964, when she, her husband Paul and three children moved to Matawan, NJ to their first single family home. While she initially complained of the lack of Italian pastries and other foodstuffs she was used to getting in “the city”, she eventually came to enjoy the suburbs and lived there until her husband was transferred to Maryland, and in March, 1973 they all packed up to move to their house in Derwood that was to be her home for the next 50+ years.


Cecelia did office work as a young woman in Brooklyn, and later in Maryland after her children grew older, but it was her role as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother that she showed her true worth and spirit. Her three children worshiped her, although admitting to being terrified the entire time – quite a combination. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, though perhaps a little less terrified, worshiped her just the same. There was never an event she missed, never a school function she did not attend, never an occasion where presents and treats were not provided. (This extended to her dog grandchild Bailey, who was lavished with treats and would cry uncontrollably every time she saw grandma.) And all of them could not wait for the next event where her lasagna would be the centerpiece of a family dinner.


She cared lovingly for years for her ailing husband Paul, who predeceased her in 2010. They were married for nearly 60 years, and the sight of them together (especially dancing) almost always provided a chuckle – he at 6’3”, and she towering at 5’. They loved taking their cruises, and she was raring to go on one following her 90th birthday. So, she sailed to the Caribbean for the last time, and often would tell the rest of the group after dinner that she was heading to the casino and would see them later.


Cecelia was also a devoted and dedicated member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, for years supporting bingo, church fairs, or whatever else was necessary. She attended mass regularly, often following that with breakfast at McDonald’s with her “church lady” friends. At the end of her life, she watched mass on TV, never failing in her faith.


She was known as “Tootsie” to her husband and family, a nickname bestowed on her by her maternal grandmother because she was as small as a Tootsie roll when born. After moving to NJ, she was known as “Ceil” because a neighbor informed her that she couldn’t possibly call her by her nickname. Whether Tootsie or Ceil, she was loved by all, especially her survivors: her children Paul Jr. (Ben), Diana (Tim), and Anita (Shannon); grandchildren Kurt, Ryan, Molly, Cassie, Alexandra (Allie) and Delaney; great-grandchildren Kayla, Kaia, Starla, Arianna, Liam, Sadie and Logan; and great-great-grandchild Alontae. She was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Ricky Hayes. She is also survived by her siblings Bernard, Emily, and Gennaro, as well as many nieces and nephews who adored their “Aunt Tootsie”.


Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD on Friday, July 12, 11:00 AM.


Interment will take place at a time to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (https://donate.cancer.org) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate).


Those wishing to send flowers may do so at by clicking the attached link.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cecelia Catherine Noga hosted by Devol Funeral Home.

Cecelia C. Noga, 94, of Derwood, MD passed away on July 6, 2024 after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 1, 1929, and lived there until June, 1964, when she, her husband Paul and three children moved to Matawan, NJ to their first single family home. While she initially complained of the lack of Italian pastries and other foodstuffs she was used to getting in “the city”, she eventually came to enjoy the suburbs and lived there until her husband was transferred to Maryland, and in March, 1973 they all packed up to move to their house in Derwood that was to be her home for the next 50+ years.


Cecelia did office work as a young woman in Brooklyn, and later in Maryland after her children grew older, but it was her role as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother that she showed her true worth and spirit. Her three children worshiped her, although admitting to being terrified the entire time – quite a combination. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, though perhaps a little less terrified, worshiped her just the same. There was never an event she missed, never a school function she did not attend, never an occasion where presents and treats were not provided. (This extended to her dog grandchild Bailey, who was lavished with treats and would cry uncontrollably every time she saw grandma.) And all of them could not wait for the next event where her lasagna would be the centerpiece of a family dinner.


She cared lovingly for years for her ailing husband Paul, who predeceased her in 2010. They were married for nearly 60 years, and the sight of them together (especially dancing) almost always provided a chuckle – he at 6’3”, and she towering at 5’. They loved taking their cruises, and she was raring to go on one following her 90th birthday. So, she sailed to the Caribbean for the last time, and often would tell the rest of the group after dinner that she was heading to the casino and would see them later.


Cecelia was also a devoted and dedicated member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, for years supporting bingo, church fairs, or whatever else was necessary. She attended mass regularly, often following that with breakfast at McDonald’s with her “church lady” friends. At the end of her life, she watched mass on TV, never failing in her faith.


She was known as “Tootsie” to her husband and family, a nickname bestowed on her by her maternal grandmother because she was as small as a Tootsie roll when born. After moving to NJ, she was known as “Ceil” because a neighbor informed her that she couldn’t possibly call her by her nickname. Whether Tootsie or Ceil, she was loved by all, especially her survivors: her children Paul Jr. (Ben), Diana (Tim), and Anita (Shannon); grandchildren Kurt, Ryan, Molly, Cassie, Alexandra (Allie) and Delaney; great-grandchildren Kayla, Kaia, Starla, Arianna, Liam, Sadie and Logan; and great-great-grandchild Alontae. She was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Ricky Hayes. She is also survived by her siblings Bernard, Emily, and Gennaro, as well as many nieces and nephews who adored their “Aunt Tootsie”.


Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 6701 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD on Friday, July 12, 11:00 AM.


Interment will take place at a time to be determined at Arlington National Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (https://donate.cancer.org) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate).


Those wishing to send flowers may do so at by clicking the attached link.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Cecelia Catherine Noga hosted by Devol Funeral Home.

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