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Noreen Elizabeth (Young) Drillen

d. December 3, 2014

  • Funeral Location:St Bridget's Roman Catholic Church, Renous
  • Resting Location:Northumberland Funeral Home
  • Wishes:Miramichi Food Bank, the M.A.R.T.A. Scholarship Fund, or to a memorial of one's choice
  • Noreen Elizabeth (Young) Drillen, passed away on December 3, 2014, at the
    Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 83.

    Born in South Esk, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Kathleen
    (O'Brien) Young. She worked as a teacher at many different schools and
    retired as principal of Lower Derby Elementary School after 35 years of
    teaching. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Council Roman Catholic
    Church, Millerton.

    Noreen loved her family and was beloved by them. Just when it did not seem
    possible to love her family any more, she was blessed with grandchildren
    and great grandchildren. She was an avid bingo player and sports fan. She
    loved her Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. She was an honorary member of the
    Newcastle Fire Department. In her early years, she was a coach for
    Newcastle Minor Hockey and even tried her hand at stock car driving in
    the Powderpuff Derby She loved to bake and cook and provided care packages
    to many. She volunteered much of her time at the bingos in Eel Ground and
    the Newcastle Fire Hall. She also held various offices with N.B.T.F and
    M.A.R.T.A

    Noreen will be sadly missed by her husband Alfred Drillen; four daughters
    Mary Alice Ahern of Derby Junction, Nora (Greg Matheson), Joan (Brian
    Donovan), and Nancy (D.J. Mason), all of Miramichi; two sons Stanley
    (Shelley) of Saint Charles, NB, and Gordon (Paula) of Miramichi; one sister
    Kathleen Godin of Miramichi; eight grandchildren Ryan, Alison, Megan,
    Katlyn, Kirstie, Jordan, Nadine, and Elizabeth; four great grandchildren
    Kalli, Jack, Susie, and Evan; as well as several nieces, nephews and best
    friend, Shirley Burns.

    Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters Evelyn McIver, and
    Ann Burns; four brothers Regan, Hubert, Michael, and William (Bill); and
    son in law Warren Ahern.

    The family will receive relatives and friends from Northumberland Funeral
    Home on Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday, December
    5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
    Saturday, December 6, 2014, from St Bridget's Roman Catholic Church,
    Renous, with Monseigneur Joseph Woods officiating.

    As expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Miramichi Food
    Bank, the M.A.R.T.A. Scholarship Fund, or to a memorial of one's choice.

    Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102
    Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741
    To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Noreen Elizabeth (Young) Drillen, please visit our flower store.

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