Noel Patrick Keene passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 14,, 2013.

Noel was a man with a huge heart who loved people, loved life, and lived it to the fullest with a generous spirit. He was always there for everyone with a supportive hand and kind words.

Noel was born on February 4th, 1968 in Madison, WI and raised in Middleton. He is the son of Wendell (Diane) Keene and Maria (George) Colletti. He graduated from Middleton High School in 1986 where he was a standout in football and track, and graduated UW Whitewater in 1992 with honors with a degree in business administration. After graduation he worked in the finance world before starting his own successful businesses. He married Pamela Buechner in 2004.

Noel is survived by his loving wife, Pam, his father, Wendell (Diane) Keene, mother Maria (George) Colletti, sisters Melanie Carpenter, Lisa "Sue" Blanchard, Kim (Kevin) Robertson, Kristen Colletti, Tia (Garry) Bunz, Gretchen Colletti, brothers Michael Keene, Jim Colletti, many nieces and nephews, mother and father in law Diane and John Buechner, sister in law Sherry (Chris) Karinopoulos, brother in law Dan Buechner. He was preceded in death by his sister Tracy Judd and niece Deja, very special grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Noel was an avid Packer, Badgers and Brewers fan. His sense of humor was unparalleled and definitely unique. He will be missed by so many, including family, customers, cats, and friends.

A visitation will be held from 10 am until 1pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the CRESS CENTER, 6021 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705, with a funeral service to follow at 1 pm at the CRESS CENTER.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Noel's favorite charity "TraJa" in memory of his sister and niece. TraJa, P.O.BOX 259704, Madison, WI 53725.


If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and
bring you home again.