Sad News:Sarah Noyes(beloved wife of John Noyes)

The Purpose of this page is to share news of the loss of loved ones of our former colleagues. Please pass any news of this kind to .

Sad News:Sarah Noyes(beloved wife of John Noyes)

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 PM at Orange Congregational Church (205 Meetinghouse Ln, Orange, CT 06477)

Sarah Jennings Bartram Noyes, age 62, of Orange, CT, lovingly called "Sally" by her beloved husband Jon T. Noyes, passed away on October 10, 2022. Sarah was born on December 7, 1959, to Maynard Cleveland Bartram Jr. and Jeannette Norton Bartram. Raised in Bloomfield, CT, Sarah graduated from Loomis Chaffee in 1977, and George Washington University in 1982, also studying at Lawrence University and the University of Madrid.
Sarah began her career in finance, and after raising her children, was a teacher for 10 years at the Orange Congregational Church Nursery School, where her children also attended preschool. Her volunteer work included serving on church boards and at her children's school, and tax preparation for seniors. She cherished summers throughout her life at her family cottage on Seneca Lake. An avid gardener, she loved hikes and traveling with Jon and her family.
Sarah is survived by her husband, Jon; her children, Jacob Bartram Noyes and Abigail Jennings Noyes; sisters Carey Meltzer (Harland) and Amy Bartram; brother Peter and aunt Barbara Bartram; her mother-in-law, Martha Noyes; sister-in law, Amy Sack (Brian), and brothers-in-law Peter and Brian Noyes; and her many nieces and nephews: Amory (Jarra), Nathaniel, Emma, Bridget, Peter, Cristian, Jessica, Jillian, Jesse, and Ivy.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at 1:00 PM at Orange Congregational Church. The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, Milford, is entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orange Congregational Church Nursery School, 205 Meetinghouse Ln., Orange, CT 06477, or Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association. To leave an online condolence, please visit: 

Sad News: Josh Hermsen

Perhaps you already have heard that our dear friend Michele Hermsen ( teacher and coordinator for the Art Department for the Fairfield Public Schools) has lost her beloved son Joshua Hermsen who died suddenly of a massive cardiac event several days ago. Michele has asked for privacy at this time and there will be a public service on the evening of August 17th at Penfield .

We had all hoped for many more years for our cherished Josh, but were grateful for this amazing person.

Bobbie Loss

Below is a copy of Michele’s FB announcement:

It is with deepest sadness that We announce the passing of our beloved son and brother, Josh.

Josh died suddenly, yesterday, at home, with what appears to have been a “massive cardiac event”. Despite life’s challenges, Josh achieved so much in his 26.5 years.

We appreciate all your support, but are asking for a bit of privacy at this time. We are planning a public service for the evening of August 17, 2022 at Penfield Beach, with details to follow. … Additionally, some of you know, Josh was almost done with his graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sacred Heart University. While Josh was hospitalized, waiting for his third transplant, The President of SHU, informed Josh that he had been granted a full scholarship. Our family would like to honor Josh by creating a scholarship in his name, for an aspiring SHU student, pursuing a similar path. This, of course will require some time to set up, but, this is our thought at this time.

We have no doubt, Josh would have liked this idea. He would have told us to “give back”. Josh’s wishes and mission have always been very clear.

We are certain Josh has touched many lives, while leaving his footprint. His legacy will live on. He even wrote a rap about it!


Today, we are reeling from intense pain, but tomorrow, we will reap the benefits of the work you have done to make this world a better place.

And so…..God’s Will Be Done.

With Love,

The Hermsen and DiGiandomenico Families.

Thank you,

Bobbie Loss

Leave a condolence on Michele's Facebook page (there are hundreds).

Latest comments

17.06 | 18:00

Hi, Yes I am still working in CT but am cutting back. Feel free to contact ...

17.06 | 14:40

Are you currently working in CT. If so I would like to use your education ...

15.06 | 20:43

Our battles were fierce but always cordial and a handshake from...

15.06 | 19:03

Yes, Colleen, I remember him as a true gentleman who led with respect...