Louise Lewis Noyes
Louise Lewis Noyes
  • June 19, 1945 - September 30, 2016
  • Old Lyme, Connecticut

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Louise Lewis Noyes, of Old Lyme and longtime resident of Madison, died on September 30, 2016, after a courageous battle against cancer. Weezie is remembered as the consummate American lady, a woman of great strength, faith, and character and an unforgettable friend, mother and grandmother.

Louise was born on June 19, 1945, in Washington, DC, the daughter of Arnold Parsons Lewis and Mary Josephine Crain Lewis. She spent her formative years in Wellesley, MA where she was Captain of the Wellesley Cheerleading Team and an accomplished gymnast. She attended Bennett College in Millbrook, NY. She was the tenth in line of direct descendants of the Hon. John Alden and direct descendant of Cornet Joseph Parsons who was the founding father of North Hampton, Hadley, and Springfield Massachusetts.

Weezie was a member of the Madison Beach Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, Yale Club of New York, and former member of the Old Lyme Country Club and the Beacon Hill Club of Summit, NJ. Over the years she volunteered her time with many organizations, including the Junior League, Cub Scouts, Colonial Dames, Deacon John Graves House of Madison, the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guardsmen's, and Airmen's Club of New York City, and the Yale Peabody Museum O.C. Marsh Fellows Program. She was a marketing consultant with Krisam Group NYC and Vestal Marketing of CT. Weezie was active politically with the Conservative Women's Forum, Grassroots East, and several campaigns.

Louise is survived by her sons Joseph "Jay" C. Noyes, IV, of Pawcatuck, CT and William A. Noyes of Telluride, CO; her beloved Captain Wayne R. Buchanan, USCG, Ret., of Old Lyme; brothers Jason C. Lewis and Jonathan A. Lewis, both of Guilford; grandchildren Sarah P. Noyes and Joseph "Quint" C. Noyes, V of Farmington; and their mother Laura T. Noyes also of Farmington.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15th at 11am in the First Congregational Church, 26 Meetinghouse Ln., Madison, CT. A reception will follow at the Clinton Country Club. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Madison Foundation, https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/TheMadisonFoundation Madison Beach Club Endowment for the perpetuation of youth sailing programs. To sign the online guest book visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com.