Noreene Anne (Carmichael) Ireland

1937 - 2020



Portland-Noreene Anne Ireland passed away peacefully, and with great dignity on December 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Noreene was born in Portland, Maine on March 15, 1937 to Harold Carmichael and Barbara Ellis, both now deceased.

Noreene was predeceased by her beloved sister Paula Carmichael and her stepfather Gerald Ellis. She is survived by her loving sons Martin Myatt of Portland, Michael Myatt and his wife Maureen of Fleming Island, FL, Mark Myatt of Portland, Sean Myatt of Portland, Patrick Myatt and his wife Elizabeth of Gray, ME, and Matthew Myatt and his wife Christina of Gray, ME. The loves of her life were her grandchildren Patrick Myatt of Bellingham, WA, Abigail Myatt – Flynn and her husband Connor of Stuttgart, Germany, Connor Myatt of Gray, ME and Kimberly Missall of Madison, WI. Noreene is also survived by her loving brother Peter Carmichael and his wife Cindy of Falmouth, ME.

Noreene was blessed with some great friends who adored her notably Beth Miller, Abbey and Roger Lawrence, Marilyn McDowell. Susan and Jim Pomerleau, Dr. Michael Ciampi and her wonderful hospice caretaker Laurie Fougere.

Noreene fondly always told stories of her life growing up on Munjoy Hill with her many cousins, aunts, uncles and her beloved Grandfather “Papa Walsh”. She attended Cathedral High School with her many cousins and friends. She loved to garden and was a fantastic dancer.

Her love, quick wit, caring with all her heart and ability to support her sons under any circumstances will be greatly missed. She also had an uncanny knack to wield a wooden spoon when necessary, which will probably not be missed by her boys. She was always the “neighborhood” mom and particularly enjoyed making children happy and feel loved.

The family decided to have her Celebration of Life sometime in the spring, her favorite season, at a date to be named later. She will be interned at Calvary South Cemetery in South Portland, ME. Thanks to the staff of AT Hutchins for your service and support and all the healthcare professionals that touched her life.

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Kathy Cole

March 27, 2021 7:56 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Noreene's passing.  We worked together for many, many years caring for and educating young children. She also cared for my two children. They always enjoyed her quick wit.  During our years together I learned everything about her boys! She always talked about them with great love,  no matter what the latest situation was.  She was very proud of all their accomplishments.  She touched the lives of so many children in Portland, and i will be remember her fondly. 

Shane, Lorne, & Sean Ellis

March 25, 2021 6:45 PM

We are so very sorry to learn about Noreene's passing. She took care of our son Sean and we always felt secure in leaving Sean with Noreene.  We enjoyed talking with Barbara and Paula when coming to pick up Sean.  Such a loving family.  Please accept our condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother.

Ann Elkanich

March 22, 2021 9:48 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Noreene's passing. She was a great friend and person. She used to babysit my son Craig. He loved his time with her and going to Ma's house. She was such a loving person and I never had to worry when she was watching Craig. He loved to see Marty and Sean and all the family when he was at Ma's. My sincere condolences to the Myatt family. 

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