Noreen L. Murray – 12/9/2020

December 12th, 2020

Noreen Lee (Giovenello) Murray, 63 of Glen Mills passed away on Wednesday December 9, 2020 surrounded by her husband and children.

Noreen was born October 19, 1957 in Chester Pa, the youngest child of Nora and Rocco Giovenello. Noreen grew up in a tight knit community in Marcus Hook, Pa and attended Chichester High School. Up until her death, she remained close with many of her childhood friends.

Noreen met Dave Murray when she was 13 years old and he went on to become the love of her life; they were later married on October 29, 1976.

Noreen worked for Reimbursement Technologies as a director for more than 28 years where she made many great friends whom she considered part of her extended family.

In 2009 Noreen became paralyzed from complications from a neck surgery. She endured many months of rehabilitation where she regained the ability to walk, in doing so she became an inspiration to all who knew her. She always had a smile on her face no matter what she was going thru or what pain she was in.

Her greatest loves were her eight grandchildren she adored spending time with all of them. One of her favorite things to do was watch them play sports, she attended as many games in person as she could and when she was not there in person she was always live streaming the games.

Noreen also became an advocate for Autism Awareness after her eldest grandson was diagnosed; she was passionate about spreading awareness and creating resources for research and treatments for kids on the spectrum. She supported many charities related to Autism throughout her recent years.

Noreen was predeceased by her parents Nora and Rocco Giovenello, and her brother Roy Giovenello. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, David Francis Murray, Sr.; her children Delia (Theoda) McCrimon and David (Kathleen) Murray Jr. ; grandchildren Tristan, Keira, Avery, Zachary, Jeremy, Mason, Emerson, and Maddox; her sister Mary Ellen Killian; her brother William Giovenello; and her many beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at a viewing on Wednesday December 16, 2020 from 9:00-10:00 am at Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA.  Mass will be held at St. John Fisher Church 4225 Chichester Ave. Boothwyn Pa 19061 at 10:30am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to one of Noreen’s favorite charities The Philadelphia Eagles Autism Foundation at

14 thoughts on “Noreen L. Murray – 12/9/2020

  • By Colette Baruth on

    Dear Delia, Theo, Kids and whole family – as this day closes and some quiet settles in, know that an angel is loving you and watching over you. Hugs, Colette

  • By BJ(BerwynStone) on

    Keeping my Director/Manager family in comfort during a difficult time. Noreen was very easy to work with’ she enjoyed making sure her staff was well fed and we had so many parties that other people in other departments which they was a part of Noreen’s staff. She made sure we celebrate every holiday, every birthday’s, and we even celebrate events that we just made up. If we got our work done, it was time to celebrate. If she became a new grandmother, hey there probably be a box of Philly Pretzels for us or boxes of donuts. We all gone miss Noreen because Noreen celebrated life. I pray that we celebrate her life and her legacy that she pour on all of us because she did it with love.

  • By Hurey Hughes III on


    Words cannot express the profound sorrow that my heart feels at your passing. I know that The Most High Yah has wiped away all your tears of sorrow! My prayers are now for your husband and family. Words at this moment cannot convey how hard your physical departure is. However, we know that pain is no longer a concern and you have found peace! We know that joy for you has come. Take your rest my friend! Smile forever knowing that the cares of this world are no more! You are my friend!

  • By Shetana Wilson Fields on

    My condolences to family and friends. I’m happy to have worked with her. She was a ray of sunshine and was very supportive.She was one of a kind. She will be truly missed.REST IN PEACE

  • By Matthias Hohner on

    Dear Delia
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this very difficult moment.
    Matthias & Carolina from Panama

  • By Alvaro on

    Dear Delia, your Mom may be gone from your sight, yet she will never be gone from your hearts.

    My heart is with you in this time of sorrow and your Mom will be in my prayers. I am always here for you. Alvaro

  • By Lillian Poole on

    I have many great memories My Deepest Condolences

  • By james brooks on

    I knew noreen and dave murry for 46 yrs, since 1972. she was a nice girl….prayers for dave and family I remember them well…hang in there my old friend dave.

  • By Maru Suarez on

    Dear Delia,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in cherishing all the wonderful memories of her life.
    We send you all our love.
    Maru and Eugene, Cancun

  • By Jacqueline S Odom on

    Oh how I wish I could be there. I am so thankful for the union of my son Theoda and Delia. We joined a beautiful family and I never felt that I had just met Noreen. What a welcoming smile and spirit. We love you MomMom.

  • By Anita Kennedy on

    I am so saddened by Noreen’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be truly missed. I already miss seeing her post and messaging me on Facebook. It was a pleasure to see her and talk to her at her grandsons and my grandson school last year. You are out of pain friend.

  • By Jessica Sadler on

    Delia, my heart is with you and your family during these difficult times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • By Mary Ellen on

    My dear niece nephew and brother-in-law. My sweet sister was so fortunate to have such a wonderful family that looked after her with every being of their life. She couldn’t have asked for better people including her daughter -in -law and son-in-law. Your mom was my ace! My soul mate and friend we shared so much in life especially when I lost my husband. You know sisters share secrets …haha. That’s it. I will leave you guessing now. Love you all with all my heart.
    Mary Ellen. Xxxxoooo

  • By Marcel Girard on

    Dearest Delia, my heart is full of love and prayers for you and your family.Your mom was a very special person .Please know that I’m with you in spirit and praying for you and yours during this difficult you always marcel

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