Vanessa N. Good
Good, Vanessa N. (nee Noble) (February 22, 2021) passed away at the age of 59 in the loving arms of her husband Michael with her son Brian and her dogs Angus and Hank by her side. Cherished daughter of Joanne Noble (nee Mitri) and her father, the late John Malcom Noble, Vanessa was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 1961 at Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her brother Christopher Ian Noble, his wife Helen (nee Roa) and their children Wyatt and Sabrina, her Daughter in law Dara (nee Weitz), her brothers and sisters in law Alan Jr., Stephen, Jane (nee Maddock), Jenifer Walker-Good and many loving nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by her “Good”, Mitri and Noble families.
Vanessa graduated from the Montclair Kimberly Academy in Montclair, NJ, where she was an avid and accomplished fencer and singer. She travelled to Granville, Ohio to attend Denison University, where she met and fell in love with her husband Michael. She graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. At Denison, she was an active member of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Her love of family extended to the dogs she had by her side throughout her life. Recently, her passion developed into adopting and saving rescue dogs.
Outside of family, she was heavily involved in many youth organizations. It began with her son’s love of football and her tenure running the snack stand and on the Board of the Horsham Hawks. Always an involved member of the Upper Dublin academic community, she was successfully elected to the Upper Dublin School board, where she served for 12 years, and retired recently due to her illness. In addition, Vanessa discovered her passion for helping disadvantaged and underprivileged youth through her time with the Upper Dublin Education Foundation, where she served as President for much of her tenure.
After a successful professional career as the Director of Operations for a local laboratory equipment company, Vanessa and her dear friend Theresa Cantley turned to their love for fashion and opened a women’s jewelry and accessories boutique called Armario in Ambler and later Skippack.
Her intellectual curiosity of genealogy led to countless hours of extensive research and connections to a long lineage of family, dating back to Maghera, Ireland in the 18th Century which she was able to visit in 2019. She also discovered her connection to American history and was admitted to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her quick wit and infectious laughter lit up every room. Taken from us too early, her presence will be deeply missed by all who knew her. There will never be another Vanessa Noble Good.
Due to the current circumstances, Vanessa’s services will be private. If you would like to atttend virtually the services will be, 11am, Saturday 3/6 please use this YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npiWPfz9n2M . The family will recieve guests, Saturday March 6th from 9 to 10am at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Her family is looking to have a Celebration of Life when we are able to gather. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Vanessa’s name may be made to Home at Last Dog Rescue.
For years Vanessa dedicated her efforts toward equitable opportunities for students in the Upper Dublin School District. In this spirit, the Upper Dublin Education Foundation has established the Vanessa Noble Good Purple Rose Fund to continue her legacy. Donations can be made in her memory online at www.udefoundation.org or by mailing payment to UDEF, 1580 Fort Washington Avenue, Maple Glen, PA 19002.