Noel A. Rofoli

Noel A. Rofoli

December 22, 1944 ~ June 22, 2020

Born in: Papaikou, Hawaii
Resided in: Laguna Niguel, California

Rofoli, Noel A.

My beloved husband, Noel A. Rofoli, age 75, left us on June 22, 2020 from our home of 33 years in Laguna Niguel, CA surrounded by his wife, Mary, and children, Patrick and Elizabeth.

Noel was born in Papaikou, HI, to his parents Demetrio and Conchita Rofoli. In 1961, Noelโ€™s family moved to Long Beach, where he graduated in 1963 from Wilson High School. He then enlisted in the USAF and became a Sergeant serving 1 1/2 years in the Vietnam War during 1965-1967. Upon release from active duty, he joined the Santa Ana Police Department. After 11 years on the force, he changed careers to the composite distribution business, becoming the California District Manager with North American Composites until his retirement in 2015. Noel and I exchanged wedding vows on August 1, 1981 in Newport Beach. We shared much joy during our 38 years of marriage. My husband enjoyed many passions including golfing, sailing and spending time with his family. Noel is predeceased by his parents and 2 children, Kimberly and Dimitri. He is survived by his siblings, Dennis, Corliss Houston, and Stanley, 6 nieces and nephews. He is beloved by my family of many brothers, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Legion, Newport Harbor Post 291, 215 15th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663, Veteran Emergency Assistance Fund, are appreciated.

Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, July 2nd, at St. Edward Church, Dana Point. Please arrive at 10:30 AM for the 11:00 AM Mass. The Burial Service will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA. Due to COVID and for all of our safety, masks are mandatory and seating will be limited to 100 people.



Funeral Mass: July 2, 2020 11:00 am

St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
33926 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 496-1307

Graveside Service: July 2, 2020 12:30 pm

Ascension Cemetery
24754 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 837-1331

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  1. Laurie Brigges June 30, 2020 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I I am saying a prayer ๐Ÿ™ for you Noel and lighting a candle ๐Ÿ•ฏ in your memory. I am thanking God for the time George and I were able to know you have you in our lives, for that we are blessed. Whatever struggles you had are behind you now and you are the angel looking after Mary and your kids. So Noel, Until we meet again, dear friend.๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ–คโœ๏ธ

  2. Terry Edwards July 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Sending prayers out to Noel’s family. I knew Noel through North American Composites and always founding Noel to be a happy, helpful man. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  3. Terry Edwards July 1, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    I knew Noel through North American Composites. It was always a joy to talk with Noel. His wonderful sense of humor and love for humanity. Prayers go out to his family

  4. Mike Wright July 1, 2020 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    This is a very sad moment and my heart and hugs go out to Mary . Noel was always the bigger man when I had doubts of what to do he openly said you have always been my family and was consoling after so much lost time because of my insecurities we talked and shared the past. Noel was one who never dwelled in the past but always looking toward to the future where I know he found the love of his life Mary . May my brother have peace and knowing you are loved and never forgotten.

  5. Larry Morgan July 2, 2020 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Time with Noel was always time well spent. Infectious smile/laugh-great sense of humor. Could talk to Noel about anything/everything. 38 years with my sweetheart sister Mary Joan says a lot. Vietnam vet, ex-cop, superb salesman-a great guy-across the board. Missing you already Noel…big time…

  6. Joulles Wright July 2, 2020 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Uncle Noelโ€™s entry into the family began with one of the best weddings of my life! And I was only 12! Always quick with a story, his laugh was one of a kind. He knew how to live, enjoying time on the water in his various boats, loved his family dearly.
    My heart goes out to all missing Noel. I am sure he is watching over all of us, letting us know heโ€™s at peace. Time goes so fast. Cherish every moment. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒŠ

  7. Chris Orazio July 3, 2020 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I truly had many great times sailing and golfing with Noel. I laugh when I recall back in 2003 when Noel came aboard our newly purchased 40-footer and he just was so excited! I am sure that Noel is now sailing on that mega-yacht across the universe and playing on many beautiful golf courses!
    Fair seas and hit-em-straight, my friend!
    My condolences to the Rofoli family.

  8. Maile Clyde/Bob Davidsen July 3, 2020 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    RIP Noel! Noel was a prince, bright and fun, life-engaging and loving, joyful and spirited.
    We loved all the time we were so fortunate to share with him and Mary!
    Mary, Patrick, and Elizabeth, take comfort in knowing how loved and respected your husband and father was.

    He will be profoundly missed.

    Maile and Bob

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