Roslyn “Ra” Clark Nooney, 85, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.
She was born July 8, 1928, in West Springfield, Mass.
Roslyn was a graduate of the Springfield Hospital School of Nursing in Massachusetts. She earned her RN degree in 1949, and worked at the hospital for several years on the Right 1. Roslyn later worked at Heritage Hall Nursing in Agawam, Mass., as a charge nurse and as Director of Nursing. Ra loved the staff there, and she and her husband Robert went on many trips with them.
Roslyn and Bob were married Nov. 18, 1950, and were school friends since grade school. Roslyn and Bob were devoted to each other, and he will miss her deeply. Together they raised four boys in Massachusetts, and Roslyn loved to be part of their lives and was very proud of them. She was a Cub Scout den mother, and cheered her sons on at Little League baseball, football and youth hockey games.
Roslyn loved to travel, and she and Bob spent many happy weekends boating on Lake George in New York state. She was an accomplished organ player, and shared her life with many beloved miniature schnauzers over the years. In 1990, Ra and Bob moved to Port Charlotte, where they enjoyed the beautiful weather, and the company of many new neighbors and friends.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert J. Nooney; sons, Stephen (Marianne) of Westfield, Mass., Donald (Debbie) of Southwick, Mass., Bradford (Norma Jean) of Springfield, Mass., and William (Teresa) of Panama City, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. They will miss her very much; they have all loved and been a big part of her life.
A Memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Harbour Heights, Fla., with interment to follow at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Father Chad Lynch will lead the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, in care of Port Charlotte, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.