Noreen M. (Bowler) Code

  • Born: November 13, 1944
  • Died: March 19, 2020
  • Location: Acton, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Noreen by adding your memories and photos.

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and is said to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.

Noreen Code's favorite color was blue and she embodied many of these characteristics. She enjoyed life's simple pleasures like time spent with her family…her 'girls'…coffee ice-cream, walks on Ogunquit Beach and her toes in the sand, crocheting and tending to her plants. She had the most special relationship and friendship with her granddaughter, Mikayla who died March 24, 2019.

Noreen was rejoined with Mikayla on Thursday, March 19, 2020. She died peacefully with her family at her side in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 75. She now knows the true comfort and sweetness of peace.

Noreen M. Bowler was born on November 13, 1944 in Boston a daughter of the late James M. and Gertrude M. (Slack) Bowler. Raised in Wellesley she was a graduate of Wellesley High School. She lived many years in Waltham before moving to Acton twenty-five years ago.

In heaven Noreen joins her husband, Robert Code; her son, Michael A. Cardillo (September 12, 2012); her granddaughter, Mikayla Brogna (March 24, 2019) and her siblings, Paul and James Bowler and Alice Gallerani and her former first husband Frank A. Cardillo.

She leaves her daughters, Wendy A. Russo and Amy L. Brogna both of Maynard; her granddaughter, Christy Donohoo - Gill (Garrett); many nieces & nephews and their families.

Funeral services are private as a result of the ongoing and ever-developing health crisis in the world and our community. Noreen's family will gather for services and burial in Mount Feake Cemetery.

Honor Noreen's memory with a contribution to National Alliance on Mental Illness | Massachusetts Chapter, 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17 Boston, MA 02129

Condolence & Memory Journal

Many memories, junior high, high school, having babies together. Love you my dear friend. Rest in pease.

Posted by Janice DeSesa - Cotuit, MA - Friend   April 05, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Cary and Edna Koronas - Hampton, VA   March 25, 2020

Wendy and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss! Though we'd fallen out of touch, I will always remember your mom and her smile. She was my godmother and I always enjoyed being with her when I was young. Stay safe and again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Melina Turtle - Baltimore, MD - Family Friend   March 23, 2020

To Noreen's family, I had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of years ago. She was such a nice woman. I am saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to Wendy and all the family and friends.

Posted by Peter McGuire    March 21, 2020

Dear Amy and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss thanking you all and sending prayers your way..

Posted by Chris Park - Concord, MA - Friend   March 21, 2020


So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. May she be in peace with Mikayla. Sending love.

Posted by Mary O'Hagan - Bolton, MA - Friend   March 21, 2020

All I can say is mom is that we have had an incredibly complicated relationship over the years - happy, sad, good times and bad but through it all we have always had love. Mikayla's death was a true turning point and I am so grateful for that!
I will miss you so much but I am so so happy that you are at peace and with Mikayla! How blessed am I to have the two of you watching over me?
Fly mom, fly.
You so deserve to be free.
You will never be forgotten...

Posted by Amy Brogna - Maynard, MA - Family   March 21, 2020

Wendy and Amy,
Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jeannette McCarthy - Waltham, MA, MA - Friend   March 21, 2020

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