Ellen McCarthy Noyes

Ellen McCarthy Noyes, 67, passed away on October 17, 2020, in Nassau Bay, Texas. She was born on November 26, 1952, in Buffalo, New York, to Maureen Splain McCarthy and Edward Xavier McCarthy. Ellen is survived by: her husband, Gary Patrick Noyes; sons John Keith Noyes and Michael Patrick Noyes; daughters Dorothy Ellen Cornett and Elizabeth Catherine Noyes; sisters Judith “Pixie” Comstock and Catherine McCarthy; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous family members and friends.

Ellen earned a B.A. Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and a professional M.S. Degree in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University, Ohio. She worked as a clinical psychologist, then as a special education teacher for many years. She had a passion for stage acting, appearing in many plays in community theaters throughout southeast Houston. She was an accomplished cook. The hawk was her totem animal.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Ellen’s memory may do so to ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1535 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027.


  1. Ellen will be truly missed. We always enjoyed her visits to Fort Pierce every July.
    The family get together she hosted were wonderful gatherings. Ellen’s radiant smile would light up the room. You are loved, Ellen!

    Margaret Bounds
  2. It is just not real that you are no longer with us Lele ~ you will be missed terribly. But your big heart, great sense of humor, and easygoing nature will be remembered always by us and so many others whose lives you have touched. We are especially saddened by the loss beloved family members are experiencing. We send our love and condolences to each of you. Stay strong and know that she will be with you in so many ways. ❤️ Pat, Fernando, Andrea, and Ceci

    Brogdon Gomez Family
    • Thanks with all my heart, Fernando and Pat. There will always be an Ellen-sized hole in our souls.

      Gary Patrick Noyes

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