Mary Bridget Sinnott (nee Noftall)

April 24, 1936 to May 30, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on May 30th, 2020 at Agnes Pratt Nursing Home, Mary Bridget Sinnott (nee Noftall) age 84.  Born on April 24, 1936 in Point Verde, Placentia Bay, she was predeceased by her husband Thomas Joseph Sinnott (1987), parents Walter and Agnes Noftall, siblings Theresa Noftall, Dorothy Benson (deceased Kevin), Ray Noftall, Eugene Noftall, parents-in-law John and Gertrude Sinnott, sister-in-law Joan Mackey (deceased Leo), brothers-in-law William Sinnott, Michael Sinnott (deceased Madeline), Terry Noble and grandson Joseph Luedee.

Left with a lifetime of fond and loving memories are her children Mary Parsons (Randy), Cynthia Warford (Frank), Gerard Sinnott (Connie) and Pam Hawkins (Sandy Greene), grandchildren Randilyn, Robyn (Jeremy), Ryan (Leslie), Jeffery (Robin), Shandelle (John), Chad (Janey), Evan (Kathleen) and Lauren (Greg), great grandchildren, Alyssa, Maryah, Kelli Lynn, Kirby, Avery and Emily, siblings Winston (Beth), Brig (Joan), Bernice, Fred (Barb), Don (Linda), and David (Elaine), and sisters-in-law Shirley Noftall, Helen Noftall, Alice Kavanagh (Mick) and Mary (Hennessey) Sinnott.

Mom was the eldest of eleven children, including 3 sets of twins. She was the hardest working woman we know. At a young age, she assumed the role of second mother to her younger siblings and all the responsibilities inherent with that role.  She was happiest in the kitchen as she loved to cook. She could feed an army. The more the merrier was her motto and everyone was welcome at her table. She made the best homemade bread, pies and Christmas cakes. If she knew you at all, you were guaranteed to receive one of her famous Christmas cakes.

Mom was a social butterfly and loved to meet new people so every outing became a social event. Whether it was at the grocery store, church or out for a walk she would stop and chat to people, whether she knew them or not. We always said she could run for mayor. She especially enjoyed her time spent at the Paradise Seniors Club where she had so many friends.

She loved life and she loved her family. Mom attended every event with her grandchildren whether it was hockey, basketball or soccer, music, dance, or graduation. She was so proud of their accomplishments and successes. Mom loved all children especially her great-grandchildren who fondly referred to her as Nan-Nan and Great-Nan. They loved visiting with her when in town and she loved doting on them. She was loved so much by everyone who met her.

Most of all, she was a woman of great faith. She said the rosary along with her list of prayers several times every day. If someone was sick, they were added to her ‘prayer list’ and they never came off. It was her dedication to her faith and prayers that brought her grandson Jeffery home safely from two tours in Afghanistan.

Mom’s needs changed when she was diagnosed with dementia. The disease slowly robbed her of the quality of life she was used to living. When you have a loved one with dementia, you mourn their loss twice. We feel blessed that Mom remembered her family right up to the very end.

We are thankful to the staff and residents of Hillcrest Estates where Mom resided for almost three years. It felt like home to her from the first day she walked through their doors. We were devastated when Mom’s needs outgrew her stay there. We are also beyond grateful to the amazing staff of Agnes Pratt who assisted with mom’s transition to long term care. The professionalism, love and care that Mom received during her short five-month stay is beyond words. The stories you shared and love you showed for Mom helped us especially during her final week. Our gratitude is immeasurable.

We would like to express our sincerest thanks to Dr. Robyn Wade, Mom’s family physician who Mom loved. To Dr. Kim Babb, geriatrician, who guided us through Mom’s journey with this terrible disease and was one of her strongest advocates, we cannot thank-you enough. Her only (favourite) daughter-in-law Connie was more like a daughter to her. You treated our Mother like your own. Mom loved you so much and was thankful you were such a big part of her life.

Cremation has taken place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a private service will take place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home.

“We remember their love when they no longer remember.”

 

That You Remember Me

I’ve learned so much throughout my life

but there’s much I don’t recall.

I know it’s in there somewhere

but it’s hard to find it all.

It’s not that I’ve forgotten you,

or the things I said I’d do;

I remember everything

but it’s hidden somewhere I can’t see

just beyond my view.

 

You see, there is a shadow where

there didn’t used to be,

and sometimes when I look right there

it just confuses me.

 

I remember lovely flowers,

and songs I used to sing.

I remember springtime showers,

and rainbows they would bring.

I remember movies

and who would be the star,

but sometimes it’s so hard for me

to know just who you are.

 

I love to watch a baseball game

or listen to the birds.

I love to tell you secrets.

I love to hear your words.

I love for you to sit with me;

perhaps you’ll hold my hand

and tell me that you love me:

that I’ll understand.

 

My mind has ways of taking me

where I don’t want to go.

I know I know your name, you see;

just right now it’s hard for me

to think of things I really know,

and to know what really is

and what may not be so.

 

Though I might forget you,

it’s important that you see

just how much it means to me

that you remember me.

 

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My deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Sinnott (Noftall) a beautiful tribute to your Mom ,myself and my late husband Peter enjoyed spending time with Mary over the years at Paradise 50 plus and in Florida.. Mary was truly a beautiful person who loved her children and her God ,may her soul Rest In Peace .

So sorry for your loss. Mary was such a lovely person and a great friend to my mom, Thelma Hawco. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

My condolences to the Sinnott and Noftall families on Mary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Cynthia and family So sorry to hear about your mom hold on to all those wonderful memories., to get you through this sad and difficult time.

Cynthia, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know how much she meant to you. Take care and cherish all the memories.

Pam, we are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Hoping that good memories help you through this sad and difficult time.

Condolences to you, Sandy and your family.

So sad to hear of your mom passing away you are
in my thoughts and prayers and hugs to you all 🙏❤❤❤

Gerard and Connie …. God bless your beautiful angel Mother.
Whoever wrote this obituary gave a wonderful snapshot of the glorious life that she lived.
My mom has a dear friend who’s very spiritual and she also teaches nursing in Alberta. When trying to find a tiny bit of peace and comfort when my brother (37) had passed; She told me “to visualize a door….passing is like a door opening and our spirit steps through. ““With the Divine and our guides and angels , our path is planned before we take on these earthly burdens” she said. “We do not leave alone.” “Never.”“An Angel or passed family member will arrive. Glorious.”
Signs will come that she is safe. Be open to them. I have experienced them. They are incredible.

I pray for both and her family – for grace, for strength and courage. Love TANIA AND TREVOR

Hi Gerard , heard of your Moms passing . Condolences to you and Connie and family .

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady and always made you feel welcomed in her home.
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Mary, Cyth, Gerard, Pam and Family.. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing… she was a wonderful lady . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and this most difficult time. She loved to attend all family functions of Mackey/Sinnott family. Thinking of everyone.

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember her from Pleasant Street where they lived many years ago. Hugs to the Noftall and Sinnott family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Pam, your mother was a beautiful lady inside and out. Always with a smile to greet everyone! Sending our condolences to all your family at this difficult time.

My condolences to you Pam & Sandy in this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences from Mary Whelan and family. We are sending our love and prayers.

Pam, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My heart goes out to you during this extremely difficult time.

Thinking about everyone sending our prayers and love

Such a beautiful person; a privilege to have known her. Condolences to Pam and all Mrs Sinnott’s family and friends.

Oh my Cynthia. So sorry for your loss. Hard times!

Our sincere condolences to all the Family. May she Rest In Peace.

To the Noftall family
Deepest condolences to you in the loss of your mom.

From the family of Mercedes Greene of Point Verde.

To the Noftall Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Sending thoughts and prayers your way during this very difficult time.
Take care,

Jan Spratt

Pam, Mary, Gerard and Cynthia and family. I’m sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Please know that I’m thinking of you during this difficult time. There are no words that I can say to alleviate the pain and sorrow that you are going through. I will always remember your mom with such fondness and warmth and how she used to loved making homemade bread and lovingly give me some because she knew how much I loved her bread.. she was such a spectacular lady.

Know that You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP sweet Mary..

Mary, Cynt, Pam and Gerard and families. Sending our sincere condolences at this most difficult time. Aunt Mary was a wonderful caring person,. She was so proud of her family. Always had a smile and loved a chat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Geraldine and Wins Howell

To Pam and family,
So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing.

To Gerard and Connie
So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She is at rest now happy in Heaven.
I was fortunate to experience her Christmas cakes and cherry cakes she made for me when you were part of Holy Heart staff Gerard. She was indeed an excellent cook.
May the many memories you have of her envelope you over the next while..

Mary and the Sinnott family. So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I first met your mom in the sixties and admired her gentle manner and loving ways. When she went to Hillcrest we met again for the first time in a number of years. The same beautiful person even though I realized there were some changes but she still wanted that hug. You have many beautiful memories , hold them close to your heart. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time and we extend our deepest condolences. Blessings and Peace. Maude & Ches

Gerard, Connie and family,
My sincerest condolences in the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. 🌺 Sending lots of hugs. XO

Mary\s families Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I looked forward to her Diabetic Cake at Christmas time – it became part of our Christmas Tradition .Amen Sandra (Rodden)Gerry Locke

Pam and family
My condolences for the loss of you mother . Loosing a parent is always difficult, She will always be with you in your heart and in all your memories. Thinking of you as you go through this difficult time.
Sincerely
Susan Halley

Cynthia, Pam, Gerard and families
Deepest condolences to you all in the loss of your mom. I met your mom many times and she was such a lovely woman. Losing a mom is so difficult. Thinking of you all.
Sincerely
Donna Maidment

So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness.
Glen & Cindy

My condolences to the family on the loss of your Mom. We enjoy our little spats and talks about Pleasant St over the years at the Rehab Centre..

Cynthia and family,
Deepest condolences to you in the loss of your mom. There is no other loss like it. Cynthia, your mom was blessed to have you as a daughter, as you were always there for her and you shone each time you spoke about your mom. You have many of your mom’s traits, especially her bubbly, outgoing personality, so she will live on in you. She is singing with the angels now and will shine her light on you always. Blessings to all.

Please accept our deepest condolences

To all family members. My deepest condolences. I remember Mary very well growing up under the Noftalls on Cashin Avenue .What a beautiful pleasant lady she was. Always a gentle smile on her face.

Heartfelt sympathy to all the extended family and special prayers to Randilyn. I know how much you and Joey enjoyed your visits with Nan Sinnott.t when you lived in St John’s..
May you all be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you..

To the Sinnot and Noftallfamiies
So very sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. Your tribute to her is so true. She was a dear friend and we missed her so much when she got sick and could no longer come to our 50 Plus Seniors Club. We gave her many drive to our card games. Our thoughts and prayers are with you alll at this difficult time. She had us on her prayer list for years. May she RiP.

Cynthia and family,
So sorry to read your Mom has passed away, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. I first met her on the campaign trail late 80’s and she always had a delicious treat for us , she made the best Gum Drop cake. I always loved our chats when we would meet up. Treasure all the wonderful memories you are blessed to have from a life well shared. Sincerely, Anna Power

Our condolences to the Sinnott and Noftall families during this sad time in your lives. We knew your Mom and Dad, starting back to Chalker Place in the late 1970’s. It was always a pleasure to visit your parents as they were so friendly and inviting. We were always given a snack and I received some advise on baking and cooking . There were dart games, weddings, births and hockey games. Our Moms were always up cheering on their grandkids. Your Mom was always pleasant and a pleasure to chat with. Cherish your memories. Rest in Peace Mrs. Sinnott.

To Cynth and family’s. Our sincere condolences for the passing of your mother. We first met Mary at The Children’s Rehab Centre, she always had a big smile and a kind word.. she will always be remembered in our thoughts.

To Cynthia, and Frank, and all family member.
My sincere condolences are with one and all of the family members in the passing of our mother.
Cynthia, your mother will be dearly missed by all of us
Because as we know Mary was a great person. We all loved having conversation with her every time we saw her., and we know especially You will missed her dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Mary was a wonderful person, keep all your wonderful memories close to you.❤️

Sending our sincere condolences for the passing of Great Aunt Mary. She was a gentle and kind soul, one who I have many memories of while attending family events and everyone’s baby and wedding showers. If Mary was invited you could always count on her being there. She was a true friend to my Grandmother, who she would never pass a day without speaking on the phone with, catching up and keeping each other great company. Hold onto the wonderful memories you have.

Mary, Cynth, Pam, Gerard and the Noftall Family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. She was a beautiful person who will be truly missed. I have many fond memories of her especially when we were growing up, she always treated us like one of her own. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Take care and God Bless you all.

To Cynt, Frank and Family . God has taken home the sweetest angel . Cynt your mother was the most genuine And sweetest lady that I have had the privilege to enjoy her company so many times . She will always hold a special place in my heart and will always be remembered and missed. Thinking of you all in the days ahead . Hugs to you all 💕

What a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady . Mary was our first cousin & over the years I had run into her several times . Last summer my daughter & I saw her at Lawton’s with her daughter Pam . Mary had the most pleasant smile & I was amazed how happy & contented she looked . From conversations with Cynthia over the years I knew she was so very loved . Please accept our deepest condolences & know you are in our thoughts & prayers . May she Rest In Peace

The family of the late Stanley & Mary Noftall
Albert, Reg, Mary, Linda & Brenda

Cynthia and Sinnott family
We offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. Praying that God gives you the strength to endure such a great loss. Your obituary tribute to your Mom was just beautiful. Cherish
all the beautiful memories shared with your Mom.

The challenges of this pandemic does not allow us to pay our respects in person. Virtual hugs.

God’s Blessings!
Therese

Mary ,CynthiaGerard and Pam We were so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing..Sending you all our sincere condolences.we will always remember Mary’s beautiful smile and her hugs every time we would meet her.May her gentle soul Rest In Peace

So sad to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. I had fond memories of visiting as young child and enjoyed every visit. Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. God speed 🙏🏻 Aunt Mary. Heaven has indeed gained an angel today.

To Noftall and Sinnott families..We are so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing..Please accept our sincere condolences.Fred and Carmel Abbott

Cynthia, we are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Cynthia I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. I know how close you were & how good you were to her & she to you.. Hold on to your wonderful memories & cherish them forever.

Connie and Gerard, So sorry to learn of the passing of Gerard’s Mother, Mary. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the family.. (Marilyn & Noel White)

Cyn’t, Frank and all the family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your beautiful mom. I know you have lots of wonderful memories, always keep them in your heart and your mom will always be with you. I’m sure Alyssa & Maryah are going to miss their Nan-Nan when they visit NL next time. Thinking of you all at this heartbreaking time.

Aunt Mary,
I will always remember you for your huge smile and warm heart. I was so honoured when I was added to your prayer list a few years ago. It is something that I will forever keep in my heart.

I knew your mom from Hillcrest, her beautiful smile always made my day. May she rest in peace and may your memories give you comfort

Brenda Frizzell

Condolences to Gerard and the Sinnott family.

Cynthia and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a truly beautiful soul.. I miss seeing her on my visits to Hillcrest, always with a beautiful smile..

Take care,,
Debby and Garry Pinto

Cynthia & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. I had many lovely conversations with her. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and the family.
Teresa, Gerry & Gerald Douglas Edney

I just knew your Mom as ‘Mary from Hillcrest’. .She was one of the beautiful residents who loved attending our weekly Shepherd’s Cafe at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Mount Pearl . She was always so pleasant and most appreciative of being able to attend . I offer your family my sincere condolences..

Cynthia and family, so sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Will be thinking about you through this difficult time. Stay strong.
Dianne

My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Bertha Melendy (Resident of Hillcrest Estates)

Mary was such a lovely person and meant so much to our Mackey/Sinnott family. I always enjoyed chatting with her when we we visited home. May she rest in eternal peace in Gods hands and may the wonderful memories you hold dear help you through this difficult time. Xo

Pam and Family,
What a beautifully written tribute to your Mom. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know in the many conversations you and I had over the past few years what a difficult time it has been for you and your family but especially your Mom. Dementia is a painful l goodbye to someone you love with all your heart. Our family experienced the same sadness with our Mom, there are no words to describe watching someone so loving and capable leave you bit by bit.
Please know that I am thinking of you now and in the days and months ahead. The very best of your Mom already lives on in you, her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren ……May she now rest in peace…..

Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time.

I would like to pass along my condolences to all of Mrs. Sinnott,s family. During her stay at The Agnes Pratt Home we had plenty of laughs and made lots of memories. May she rest in peace and fly with the Angel’s. RIP.

Mary,Cynt,Gerard and Pam.Very sorry to hear of aunt Mary’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.Aunt mary was our second mom we could call on her for anything and we did.Anytime we fell & cut ourselves mom would say call mary noftall & she would go to the hospital with us to get stitches. She was a real florence nightingale.May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Cynthia, Frank Jeff, Shandelle and family, so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a beautiful, kind and loving lady. It was obvious to anyone in her company that her family was everything to her. Cynthia, your mother was always your best friend and it is touching to think of the special bond you had with her. Hold tight to the many wonderful memories as they will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences to all of The Noftall Family.
Your memories will keep her alive in your hearts.

Mrs. Sinnott was a lovely lady; I always liked chatting to her when I saw her out and about. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

With kind regards,
Marcus and Rosemary OKeefe

Pam,, Lauren, Evan and all the family.. What a beautiful Obituary. How can it not bring a tear to your eye.. Pam, I am so sorry for the passing of your mom.. I feel your pain. To loose a mom is something you cant even put into words.. I know you and your mom both fought this terrible disease . I’m always thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.. Let’s hope in time you can all find a little peace and contentment. Treasure your moms memories.. Sounds like you had a lot of them.. Hugs to you. Cant wait for this Covid to be over so I can put my arms around you .. Hugs are so comforting.. Love and God Bless…. Heather xoxo

A beautiful tribute to such a lovely soul. My deepest condolences to the Sinnott families. My her gentle soul rest peacefully. Thinking of you ; From Patricia Brazil , Frankie, Jonathan and Keshia

Pam, Sandy and family, my condolences in the loss of your Mom. I have no magic words to make things better. Just know that love lasts forever. Take care