I've been in contact with Noel's sister Serita and she wanted me to pass on the following information:
She has enjoyed reading the topic on Noel's passing and posts by Noel on this forum.
Noel's railroad collection has gone to Brian Gallagher, an Amtrak engineer, in the Albany, NY area. The cat was adopted by another resident of his retirement community, The Preserve at Palm-Aire, in Pompano Beach.
A graveside service will be held on a date yet to be determined in the early fall at Hillside Cemetery in Torrington, CT. All are welcome.
Contributions in his memory should be made to the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association.