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Noreen Austin

Loving sister;

Noreen (Flaherty) Austin, 75, of North Billerica, Massachusetts, died Friday, December 13, 2019, at Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus.

She was the beloved wife of the late Gordon M. Austin.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, November 14, 1944, a daughter of the late Thomas J. and the late Eileen K. (Carney) Flaherty, Noreen attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the Class of 1963.

Prior to her retirement in 1991, Noreen worked as a telephone operator and then as an account clerk for the New England Telephone Company.

Noreen loved traveling with her husband to Aruba and Hawaii on vacations. She was a proud member of the “Sixties Chicks”, lifelong friends who socialized together for over 55 years.  Noreen was a kind and compassionate person who enjoyed shopping and walking at the malls. She was also active with the Lowell Senior Center.

She is survived by a sister Kathryn E. Ost and her husband John of Nashua, NH; two stepdaughters Lisa Galluccio and her husband John of Nashua, NH and Leanne Liberti and her husband Steven of Las Vergas, NV; a step grandson Austin Galluccio; several nieces, nephews and a grandnephew. Noreen was also the sister of the late Gail Cyr.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held Thursday morning at the Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the American Heart Assn., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.      

Condolences (6)
  • Pauline Dubey  - Great Friend
    My deepest sympathy to all of Noreen’s family. Many times during our frequent conversations she spoke about how proud and happy she was of all of you.
  • Lori Sheldon
    Though I didn't know you Noreen, I do know that you had a very special place in the heart of my dear friend Lisa Gallucio and her family. She always said how much you meant to her and how much she loved you. Thank you for always being there for the Gallucio family. Rest in peace Noreen.
  • Maureen Gilroy
    Rest In Peace my friend. You will be missed by many, your kind heart and your gentle ways. We had shared many a good laughs you will be missed
  • Martha Jones
    Kathy, John and Katelynn I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I truly wish I could be there to wrap you in my arms and hug away the pain. May you soon find peace and comfort, and be able to smile. One day you'll remember the good things more frequently than the bad. God bless all of you.
  • Susan Rogers  - Beloved Friend
    Noreen was the most wonderful friend a person could have. No matter where I was Noreen would stay in touch with me and make me feel I wasn't alone. I will miss everything about her - my friend, my heart.
  • Lisa Galluccio  - Beloved stepmom
    The Galluccio family was truly blessed to have Noreen in their lives. She was a wonderful Mom and grand-mom . She enriched our lives, and my Father Gordon’s life. May you Rest In Peace in your tropical heaven with Gordon! We love you Noreen!
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