EPHS 70th Reunion - A Love Story 80 Years in the Making for One Couple:
Ed Noonan and Emelia White Finally Get Together!
One couple attending the EPHS Class of 1945 reunion was happy to tell of their 'recent' courtship. Ed Noonan, 88 and Emelia White, 87 have been a "couple" for the past three years. "We've known each other pretty much since grade school. I knew Ed, he lived around the corner, but we didn't see each other too often," said Emelia. "And besides, I got better grades than Ed all through school," she laughed. Although knowing each other for most of their school days, the two never dated. After high school Emelia married and raised nine children. Sadly her first husband died and she remarried eventually only to see her second husband pass away also. For his part, Ed worked for Narragansett Electric after high school and retired at age 62. "I haven't worked since my retirement," he said. Ed also had married and lost his wife some time ago. Ed moved to Rehoboth and Emelia spent some 15 years in Florida. "I would come home and stay with my daughter Janice for a while," said Emelia. So three years ago Emelia asked her daughter if she knew where Ed lived. Janice, who attended the reunion with her Mom, not only found Ed Noonan but set up a surprise meeting at the Country Kitchen in Seekonk, MA. "I was reading the paper and Janice called me. So we got together," smiled Ed. "Yes, we got together three years ago and we've been together since," added Emelia as the two kissed for the camera. 'That's long enough,' said someone in the crowd as the kiss lingered.