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Noreen Ann (Gleason) Majeske

Noreen Ann (Gleason) Majeske
  • July 10, 1922 - August 27, 2011
  • West Hartford, Connecticut

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“Dear Kathleen ,I was so sad to hear of your mother's passing. Noreen's wit, humor and compassion were only some of her attributes, I always enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Pruett - Bloomfield, CT

“Chris, Kathy, Dennis and Cheryl- I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of your mom. She'll always be "Mrs. M" to me. I will especially...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Summa - CT

“In the few short years I knew Noreen she was always willing to share fun Midwest musings. I always felt at home in her presence. She was one of the...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Sutton - West Hartford, OH

“Aunt Noreen, You were beautiful inside and out...I will always remember your spunk and easy going personality. I know there will be many there who...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ellen Kennedy - Troy, MI

“Thinking of you, Noreen. And sending condolences to the whole family. You will be missed by all. C&M ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Anderson and Mike Kelly - FL

“May this candle show God's love and light through your mom. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tony and Linda Nix - Cypress, CA

“Kathy and Gene, Linda and I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. May the happy memories of her life give you comfort, peace, and joy. God...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tony and Linda Nix - Cypress, CA

“Dear Kathy, Gene and Family, It was a pleasure to know Noreen. She set a standard for love, and giving that was a light to me. Good times or hard...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy - New Hartford, CT - Friend

“Kathy and Family, From my family to yours, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Noreen sounds like a truly incredible mother,...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Vivian Evans - Folsom, CA

“Kathy and all, So sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I know your many wonderful shared...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Betty Cartlidge - Apopka, FL

Noreen Ann Majeske, 89, of West Hartford, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and was the beloved daughter of the late David and Kathleen Gleason. Noreen graduated with honors from St. Martin High School in Detroit and received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services from Marygrove College. During the war she volunteered at many USO events in support of our troops.

Her career focused on helping nursing home residents enjoy life. Noreen worked for over 25 years in the health care field and earned many awards for her excellence in enhancing people's lives. She never stopped learning and took numerous advanced classes to help improve her nurturing skills. After retiring from health care, Noreen went on to work for Aetna in Hartford and also spent many years as a receptionist at Eneida's Salon in Hartford. She finally retired at age 80.

Noreen was a devout Catholic all her life. She volunteered countless hours helping at church functions, activities and services. Noreen particularly favored St. Jude. She also was an avid fan of Law & Order. She never missed an episode and was a big admirer of Sam Waterston. Noreen loved life, always had a smile and was ready to help anyone. She had countless friends who will miss her warmth, humor and generosity. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Noreen had 4 children, Kathleen Bence, Dennis Majeske, Cheryl Majeske and Christopher Majeske. She loved her children and did all she could to make sure they were healthy and happy. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Christopher Bence, Meaghan Bence Etherington, Erica Norton, Zachary Norton, Riley Majeske and Samuel Mihretu Majeske.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Friends are asked to proceed directly to church Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and online condolences, please visit