Elizabeth I. Haynes died peacefully and comfortably at her home in Wilton, CT on January 17, 2021, two weeks after her 62nd birthday. Born in Springfield, MA and raised in Ridgewood, NJ by her late parents, James and Mary (Montgomery) Noone. She attended Immaculate Heart Academy and went on to study at Manhattan College and the Berkley College. Despite being plagued with chronic illness throughout her life, Liz never lost her zest and love for life or let her sickness define her - she was truly a role model to us all on how to overcome life's most daunting challenges.
In 1984, Liz met her future husband, Peter, at Rosie O'Grandy's in the city when mutual friends were meeting to attend an off-off broadway show. Two years later they wed in Ridgewood, NJ before departing on a honeymoon to Ireland. Peter and Liz are blessed with three wonderful children: Delia, Maureen, and Sam.
Growing up the eldest of six children, Liz always had a natural, motherly instinct about her as she happily doted on her three children and all their friends. From serving as "room mom" in school, managing swim meets at the Wilton Y, coordinating water polo tournaments across the country, cheering loudly at lacrosse games, to carting groups of teenagers to rock concerts, Liz always provided love, attention, and care to everyone she encountered. Volunteering with the Wilton Women's Club and scrapbooking provided her great joy and close friendships. Liz loved going to concerts, seeing Genesis and Bruce Springsteen countless times throughout her life. Her flair for fashion made her stand out in any crowd. She adored her pets and her dog Homer who gave her endless love and companionship.
Liz was pre-deceased by her parents. She leaves her husband of 34 years, Peter, and children Delia (Jeffrey), Maureen (Tom Saporito), and son Samuel to remember and honor her legacy; her siblings Jimmy (Amy), Peter (Jan), Denise (Matt Blair), Mary Ellen (Brian Sayre), and Patrick (Chrissy), many nieces and nephews, and a large, loving extended family.
Due to the horrors of the pandemic, a family service and mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10am at Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton, CT with interment at St John Cemetery in Norwalk. Her family is planning a memorial service and remembrance to fully celebrate Liz's life sometime in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Pancreas Foundation (pancreasfoundation.org).