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The funeral of Mrs. Bertha E. Mulvihill Noon of Providence, a survivor of the Titanic disaster, will be held Monday at --- a.m. from the J. F. Simington Chapel, 925 Chalkston Ave., with a high requiem Mass in St. Pius Church at 9. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Pawtucket.
   Mrs. Noon, formerly of 28 Windham Ave., lost her trousseau when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank in 1912.
   A resident of the Mt. Pleasant section most of the last 33 years, she came to this country from Ireland at an early age and later became engaged to Henry F. Noon of Providence. Before the marriage, she returned aboard the Lusitania to County Athlone for a last visit with her parents and relatives. During the nine months' visit she collected hand-stitched Irish linens and laces for the trousseau, and a chiffon gown for the wedding, and carefully packed them for the return voyage.
   When the ship hit the iceberg the girl, a steerage passenger, rushed up on deck and never gave thought to the trousseau. She managed to get in one of the last lifeboats with 75 other survivors, and suffered several broken ribs in the crush. She wore shoes on bare feet, a coat over her nightgown and, as she waited for rescue, used her prayerbook. The only other article she saved was a watch, a gift of her fiance, which she had pinned to her nightgown.
   Mrs. Noon died Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Noon died about 13 years ago.
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