Noon Family Sheep Farm
               Bill Noon
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William F. Noon (Bill) passed away on July 15, 2015, at his home with his family, after a year and a half battle with a very rare and aggressive Lymphoma. He endured cancer care at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where the committed doctors did everything they could to try to cure him. He had the incredible grit to stay on his feet to the day before his death.

William was born on July 8, 1949, in Malden, Mass. He grew up in Glens Falls, N.Y., graduated from St. John's Prep in Massachusetts, attended the University of Virginia, and graduated from Goddard College in Vermont. At Goddard, he studied design and construction in a unique program where students designed and built buildings for the college. After graduation in 1971, he moved to Maine with his sweetheart Jean and their sheep and cows to a farm of dear friends in Lebanon. After a couple of years working as a carpenter, he established his own construction company originally called Turkey Construction.

In 1973, Bill and Jean married and together moved with the sheep walking a mile up the road to a small farm in Springvale in 1974. It was where they raised their two sons and continue to live. Eventually, the business was renamed Noon Construction, specializing in renovations and additions. A loyal client base was established with customers who appreciated the quality of work that Bill was known for and that his brother and sons intend to continue.

Bill served over 20 years on the Sanford Planning Board with eight years as chairman. He enjoyed membership in a local investment club. In 2012, Bill was elected as a Democrat to the Maine State Legislature serving Acton, part of Lebanon and part of Springvale. In 2014, after redistricting, he was reelected for part of Sanford and Springvale. Bill truly enjoyed the work at the capitol and made many friends from both sides of the isle. He was a passionate advocate for conservation and agriculture. He was truly honorable in life and in title.

Bill loved his family, the farm, the forest, and the lake. He enjoyed reading, travel, farm visits, theater, gourmet food and grilling shish kebabs for his Noon Family Sheep Farm booth at the Common Ground Fair.

Bill is deeply missed by his wife Jean Noon of 43 years; his son, Preston Noon and wife Amy Doyle; their grandtwins, Tucker and Evelyn; his son, Aaron Noon and granddaughter Mia; his brother, Rob Noon, and his sister, Mary Doyle and husband Matt and their three children; as well as Jean's three brothers, Gordon, Stuart, and James McDonough, and sister Ann Cannon, their spouses; and the eight nieces and nephews (the cousins).

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the One Hundred Twenty-Seventh Maine Legislature for their tribute for Bill on July 16. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at the farm, 78 Sunset Rd., Springvale, on July 28, from 3-5 p.m. Potluck and bring your own chair and umbrella if appropriate. Condolences and stories may be shared through and on Bill's Facebook page. The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to

Three Rivers Land Trust

11 Oak St., #8

Alfred, Maine 04002