Noreen Ann (Gleason) Majeske

noreenNoreen Ann Majeske, 89, of West Hartford, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2011. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and was the beloved daughter of the late David and Kathleen Gleason. Noreen graduated with honors from St. Martin High School in Detroit and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services from Marygrove College. During the war she volunteered at many USO events in support of our troops.

Her career focused on helping nursing home residents enjoy life. Noreen worked for over 25 years in the health care field and earned many awards for her excellence in enhancing people’s lives. She never stopped learning and took numerous advanced classes to help improve her nurturing skills. After retiring from health care, Noreen went on to work for Aetna in Hartford and also spent many years as a receptionist at Eneida’s Salon in Hartford. She finally retired at age 80.

Noreen was a devout Catholic all her life. She volunteered countless hours helping at church functions, activities and services. Noreen particularly favored St. Jude. She also was an avid fan of Law & Order. She never missed an episode and was a big admirer of Sam Waterston. Noreen loved life, always had a smile and was ready to help anyone. She had countless friends who will miss her warmth, humor and generosity. She will be dearly missed by her family.

Noreen had 4 children, Kathleen Bence, Dennis Majeske, Cheryl Majeske and Christopher Majeske. She loved her children and did all she could to make sure they were healthy and happy. She was blessed with 6 grandchildren, Christopher Bence, Meaghan Bence Etherington, Erica Norton, Zachary Norton, Riley Majeske and Samuel Mihretu Majeske.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Church of Saint Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant Street, West Hartford. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Friends are asked to proceed directly to church Thursday morning. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For directions and online condolences, please visit