Noreen Haiston


Noreen Haiston, 76, a resident of Davenport, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. 

Noreen died following a courageous four-year battle with AML.

Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Noreen will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 417 Main Street, Davenport.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2011 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home.  There will be a rosary at 3:00 p.m. Friday that all are welcome to join the family in reciting.

Mary Noreen McDermott was born January 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois a daughter of Charles Raymond and Mary Adeline (Blais) McDermott.  She attended St. Mary’s Academy, Nauvoo, Illinois for both elementary school and high school.


She was united in marriage to Richard Harry “Red” Haiston on September 3, 1955, at St. Thomas Aquinas in Chicago, Illinois.

Noreen had a career in the food brokerage business, beginning with Mid-Central Foods Sales, Chicago, Illinois.  She then helped to establish H & H Food Sales, Davenport, retiring December 2000.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church and parish.  Noreen also lived her life with tremendous conviction to her faith, and found great comfort in her daily life through prayer.   She was an Oblate of Saint Benedict, associated with St. Mary’s Monastery, Rock Island.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Monastery, Assumption High School, or HDC.

Those left to honor her memory, include her loving husband of 55 years, Red, and their children, Doug (Caroline) Haiston, of Blue Grass, Tara Haiston, of West Branch, Iowa and Matt Haiston, of Davenport, and the apple of her eye, grandson Connor Haiston.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son Daniel Joseph. May they rest in peace.

The family wishes to thank the staff and Dr. Tammy Wells and Dr. Shobha Chitneni for the wonderful care Noreen received during the course of her illness.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Noreen’s obituary at


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