Theodore O. Noel, 74

FULTON, NY – Theodore O. Noel, 74, of Sterling, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Theodore O. Noel
Theodore O. Noel

He was born in Fulton, a son to the late Harrison and Angelina Muscolino Noel.

Ted worked for the Painters D.C.4 Local 38 Oswego for more than 43 years, retiring in 2004.

He and his wife, Wendy, enjoyed traveling all over the country for both work and pleasure; his best memories being at the house on the river in Wanakena, NY.

Some of Ted’s favorite hobbies were snowmobiling, camping, boating, gardening, watching sports and above all spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by two sons, Teddy Jr. and Timmy; one daughter, Trina; and two brothers, Bill and Harry.

Ted will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife of 32 years, Wendy; three daughters, Lisa (Steve Kandt) LaFrance of Oswego, Megan (Nik) Onufrak of Buffalo and Hannah (Barry) Alton of Baldwinsville; 10 grandchildren, Michelle, Teddy, Ashley, Tigan, Justin, Nichole, Eric, Alexander, Eliana and Emma; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob (Lois) of Florida, Norm (Norma) of Fulton and Lee (Val) of Fulton; two sisters, Barbara Welch and Betty Noel Richardson both of Fulton; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

For those wishing, contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, Upstate New York Chapter, 135 Old Cove Road, Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090 in Ted’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. A part of us is gone, but will forever be in our hearts and souls. You fought until the end, and we’ll miss you terribly Uncle Ted. God bless you.
    All our love to Wendy, Lisa, and all the kids.
    Brett, Tracey, and Bryce

  2. So sorry to hear the passing of Teddy, may he rest in peace now. I send thoughts and prayers to the family !!!

  3. Uncle Ted, you will be missed by so many! I will never forget your words to me at my darkest time…. I held them to my heart these past four years. Love you!

  4. A truly wonderful soul has been lost. A wonderful man whom always was kind, loving and smiling. My heart is with his family. Xoxo

  5. A heartbroken – will miss you , and love you dearly uncle Ted. I hope somehow our family you leave behind; after bearing such a cruel disease, will find peace knowing the suffering has past. You are now in the comfort of angels with a new body flying high. We still hurt though, and will for a long time, as we miss seeing, holding, hugging, and kissing on you.
    Love you so much, and thankful for all your help and influence. Thank you for your love and devotion to all our family.
    God bless Wendy, your children, and siblings in this difficult time.

  6. Wendy & Family,

    Brad and I are praying for you all. Our hearts will be there with you, as we will not be able to attend the services. Brad and I both have fond memories of Uncle Ted. We pray you find strength and comfort during this time of grief.

    Laurie & Brad Distin

  7. RIP Ted. So sorry to hear of Teds passing. Sending love and prayers to the family. God bless.

  8. Condolences To Teddy’s family. May God continue to bless him on this his final journey, my childhood friend , there is no pain in heaven.

    Jim & Rita Bogardus

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and his friends. He will be sadly missed.

  10. Such a horrible disease for anyone to be inflicted with.

    Sorry Ted, you didn’t deserve this fate.
    Will remember the good old days, the laughs and good times.

    My sincere thoughts and prayers for the entire family.


  11. Sorry to hear of your great loss. Your love extends through the wonderful family you created together.Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  12. My Dear Brother Ted,
    I love you so very much and am blessed to have spent time with you as you and your loving wife and family fought this ALS battle. You were so brave and courageous as you struggled with this horrific disease. You are at peace now Froggie and won’t have to fight anymore.
    I will miss you so very much,
    Your loving Sister Barb

  13. I first came to know Ted Noel in 1997/1998 when the
    Painters District Council #4 had full affiliation of Painters locals in Central New York. It was my pleasure working with him as a business representative of our union and the members of the North Country. He was tireless and dedicated to his job always for the benefit of his members & their families. A no nonsense man with strong commitment for unions. Thank You so much for your support and camaraderie. Nancy & I pray for Wendy
    and the Noel Family. May he Rest In Peace….

  14. To the Noel Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences. I have know Teddy since I was a child. He was one of my Dad’s dearest friends and brother in the Painters union. He came to our weddings, graduations, other celebrations and my Dad’s funeral. We as a family are praying for you all during this difficult time and know the grief you are feeling.
    We will be thinking of you in the next few days. May God Bless you all and give you Peace.

    David & Mary Beth Crouch

    The Jessmore family

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