Sunday, June 13, 2021


Joseph Cobham Noyes


Joseph Cobham Noyes V, known to everyone as “Quint,” passed away suddenly on June 25. Quint was notorious for his charisma, humor, positivity, and genuine love of people.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent his childhood in Hartford attending the Renbrook School. He enjoyed spending his summers with his paternal grandmother in Madison at the Madison Beach Club and in Quebec at Lake Memphremagog with his maternal grandparents. Quint’s friendships spread far and wide. He went on to graduate from the Pomfret School in Pomfret, and had completed his freshman year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

Always on the move, Quint took pride in a variety of activities, including lacrosse, soccer, squash, tennis, and golf. He had a hunger for speed and adventure, which fueled his love for skiing. Quint possessed great artistic talent and was also refining his skills in the kitchen. Breakfast was his specialty. Above all, Quint’s greatest passion was bringing joy to the people he shared his experiences with. Quint’s authenticity was remarkable. He had the ability to make anyone laugh by simply being himself. A fiercely loyal friend with a contagiously bright spirit, Quint was the life of any party and loved by all.

Quint was the twelfth in line of direct descendants of the Hon. John Alden and direct descendant of Joseph C. Noyes, US Representative, 25th Congress, from Maine. He is survived by his parents Laura Talbot Noyes of Clinton and Joseph C. Noyes IV of Stonington; sister Sarah Pratt Noyes of Clinton; his mother’s fiancé Capt. Wayne R. Buchanan, USCG, Ret., of Clinton; and his father’s fiancée Suzanne M. Bethune of Stonington. He is also survived by his grandparents Peter Brewster Talbot and Suzanne Nye Talbot of Lebanon, New Hampshire; Joseph C. Noyes III of San Miguel, Mexico; his aunt and uncle Heather Talbot Peterson and Mark J. Peterson of Crested Butte, Colorado; his aunt Christina Noyes of Alabama; and his uncles William A. Noyes of Telluride, Colorado, and Jason C. Lewis and Jonathan A. Lewis of Guilford.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison, CT 06443. Please join us for a celebration of Quint’s life on Friday, July 10 at 11:00 a.m. outside of the First Congregational Church, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT 06443. We ask that you respect social distancing rules by staying on personal picnic blankets and wearing masks. We will be broadcasting the celebration via Zoom, link to be posted on Swan Funeral Home website

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Quint’s memory may be made to the Renbrook School and the Pomfret School

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