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Barry J Farrell Funeral Home

The Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home is a second generation; family owned and operated funeral home. We have been serving the families of Holyoke and the surrounding area since 1937, and have been at our
current location, 2049 Northampton Street in Holyoke, for over twenty-five years. Our objective is to provide quality services for each individual family, in a manner consistent with the values of the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home. Our caring services and compassionate staff allow us to treat each family with respect and sensitivity during a very difficult time. Our philosophy regarding funeral service is that no two funerals are the same. Each family we serve has unique and important needs that we strive to satisfy. We offer complete funeral and cremation service and will never lose sight of the needs of the families we serve. We believe that you will only find this type of dedication from a local, family owned funeral home.


Our Obituaries

Ann M. Neves

February 14, 1932 - April 28, 2016

HOLYOKE: Maria Irene Neves passed away Thursday morning April 28, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, raised in Portugal, and returned to America as a young adult. She was married to the late Orlindo Lourenco Neves for 56 years, her grade school sweetheart. Maria will be best remembered for her enduring faith, her love of family, her passion for cooking, and playing harmonica at family gatherings....
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Barbara Creed

July 6, 1930 - April 25, 2016

SPRINGFIELD: Barbara Rochford Creed, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25 at Loomis House Nursing Center in Holyoke, MA. Born on July 6, 1930 and raised in Springfield, MA, Barbara was the daughter of the late Richard A. and Margaret (FitzGibbon) Rochford. She graduated from Cathedral High School and Westbrook Junior College in Portland, ME. Upon graduation, Barbara returned to...
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John A. "Jack" Magri

July 23, 1958 - April 25, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY John A. "Jack" Magri, 57, of South Hadley passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born and raised in Holyoke and was a resident of South Hadley for the past 23 years. He was also a resident of Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport, ME for the past five years. Jack was the son of the late Donald...
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Jan A. Sawicki

June 27, 1925 - April 25, 2016

GRANBY John Sawicki, 90, of Granby, died unexpectedly Monday April 25, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center, with his wife Stef by his side. He was born in Huta Stepanska, Poland, son of the late Anaztazy and Zofia (Jeronczyk) Sawicki, and has lived here for many years. John was a survivor of the German occupation of Poland, and emigrated here to work on the railroads and in the mills of Holyoke,...
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Beverly J. Girard

October 7, 1929 - April 24, 2016

HOLYOKE On April 24, 2016, after a valiant fight with a long-term illness and health complications, Beverly "Bevy" Jean Girard, took her last breath with dignity and courage at home surrounded by her loving family. Bevy was born in Beverly Hills, CA on October 7, 1929 before moving to Holyoke to be closer to family. She was the daughter of Esther (Reardon) Buss whom she absolutely adored and...
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Paul Kingsley Graves

December 5, 1932 - April 24, 2016

Paul Kingsley Graves, 83, of Holyoke, died Sunday April 24, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. Born December 5, 1932, son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Brown) Graves, and was a graduate of the Holyoke High School Class of 1950. He studied at Holyoke Community College and Holyoke Business School. Paul was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army. He was Regional Sales...
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John Gorman McLean, Esquire

September 29, 1919 - April 22, 2016

HOLYOKE: Attorney John Gorman McLean, 96, of Holyoke passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Mary's Meadow. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Hugh and Nellie (Gorman) McLean. John attended Blessed Sacrament Grammar School, graduated from Holyoke High School in 1936, and was a 1940 graduate of the College of The Holy Cross. John served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific...
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Wilfred J. Gadbois

October 16, 1929 - April 19, 2016

Wilfred J. Gadbois, 86, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Wilfred Gadbois and Nellida (Freniere) Gadbois Kammerer, step-son of the late Charles Kammerer, and graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School and Holyoke High School. Wilfred was a United States Army Veteran of...
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William E. Lubelczyk

June 18, 1940 - April 18, 2016

William E. Lubelczyk, 75, of Holyoke, formerly of Old Gilbertville Road in Ware, died Monday April 18, 2016 at Country Estates in Agawam. William was born in Ware, son of the late William D. and Helen M. (Regin) Lubelczyk and was a graduate of Ware High School. He had worked for several area construction companies. William is survived by his sister, Gloria Sweeney of Winchendon, MA, a niece, and...
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Isabel "Chave" Rentas

July 8, 1955 - April 12, 2016

HOLYOKE Isabel "Chave" Rentas Cotto, of Holyoke, died April 12, 2016 at her home. Chave, 60, was born to the late Blasina Cotto Romero & Cristino Rentas Torres in Salinas, Puerto Rico. She was, with limited introduction: Strong, Joyous, Spontaneous, Fearless, Religious, Brutally Honest, Beautiful, and one of the most loving and caring women Jehovah has created. She took pride in being an Early...
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Carmen M. Rodriguez

April 17, 1933 - April 11, 2016

HOLYOKE: Carmen M. Rodriguez, age 82, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at Holyoke Health Care Center. She was born and educated in Comerio, PR, daughter of the late Jose Silva and Paula Colon. Carmen was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish for many years. She was a dedicated and devoted homemaker to her husband and six children. Carmen is survived by her husband, Jorge L....
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Catherine H. Moriarty

September 13, 1964 - April 11, 2016

WATERTOWN: Catherine H. Moriarty, 51, formerly of Holyoke, died Monday April 11, 2016 at her home in Watertown, MA. Born in Holyoke, she was the loving daughter of Ellen (Burns) Moriarty and the late Atty. Neil J. Moriarty Jr. Kate graduated from Holyoke High School in 1982, received a B.A. in Political Science and Government from Wheaton College in 1987, and her Masters in Public...
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Cecilia Lukas

September 18, 1927 - April 10, 2016

HOLYOKE Cecilia (Lewandowski) Lukas, 88, of Holyoke, died peacefully at her home on April 10, 2016. She was the wife of the late Stanley Lukas. Born in New Britain, CT and daughter of Joseph and Benedykta Lewandowski, she lived in Holyoke for over 80 years. Mrs. Lukas was a communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Church and the current Blessed Sacrament Church. She enjoyed sharing time with her...
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Raymond E. Ironside, Jr.

August 21, 1945 - April 9, 2016

AGAWAM Raymond E. Ironside, Jr., age 70, a resident of Heritage Woods in Agawam, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. He was born in Englewood, CA and had lived most of his life in Holyoke. Ray was the son of the late Raymond E. Ironside, Sr., and Audrey (Harris) Ironside and attended Holyoke Trade School. He and was a construction worker for various...
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Francis "Skip" Morgan

March 13, 1945 - April 8, 2016

HOLYOKE: Francis A. "Skip" Morgan, 71, of Holyoke, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Skip was born in Holyoke, son of the late Francis and Cecile (Henrye) Morgan and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School and the Andover Institute of Business. He served in the United States Air Force at SAC Missile Base at Malstrom AFB in Montana. Skip was a former...
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Christopher Thompson

December 25, 1947 - April 5, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Christopher Thompson, 68, of South Hadley, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late George and Mary (Burns) Thompson and graduated from Holyoke High School and Holyoke Community College. His greatest passions in life were his family, music, books, and history. Chris was employed for many years at Sexton Roofing Company...
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John J. Griffin

November 24, 1923 - April 5, 2016

HOLYOKE John J. Griffin, 92, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Loomis House. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and Mary (O'Neill) Griffin and was a graduate of the former Saint Jerome High School, Holyoke Community College, and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western New England College. John was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran of World...
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Margaret E. "Betty" Breen

September 22, 1927 - April 5, 2016

HOLYOKE Margaret E. "Betty" (Gloster) Breen, 88, of Holyoke, died peacefully April 5, 2016 at home, with her family by her side. Betty was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Patrick and Julia (Mullery) Gloster. She was educated in Holyoke schools and the former Holyoke Business School. Betty was employed at the Park National Bank (New Alliance) where she worked the first Saturday banks were...
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David M. Redding

June 1, 1952 - April 3, 2016

HOLYOKE David M Redding, 63, of Holyoke, died on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Francis J. and Stephanie (Potyrala) Redding and was a graduate of Dean Technical High School. David was employed as a machinist for 29 years at Sunoco Products. He was a member of the South Hadley Sportsmen's Club and Camp Jahn Association of Southampton. David leaves a...
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Lucille M. Gerard

February 10, 1937 - April 3, 2016

EASTHAMPTON Lucille M. (Ferrara) Gerard, age 79, formerly of Easthampton, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Care One of Northampton. She was born in New York, NY, daughter of the late Joseph Ferrara and Lucy (Toranto) Vecchione and was educated in New York. Lucille lived most of her life in Easthampton and was a communicant of the former Notre Dame Church. She was predeceased by her...
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Gerald F. Tierney

May 6, 1942 - April 1, 2016

WILBRAHAM Gerald F. Tierney, 73, of Wilbraham, passed away suddenly on Friday April 1, 2016 at his home. He was born in Cambridge, son of the late John J. and Helen (Sullivan) Tierney and graduated from Boston College High School and Catholic University in Washington D.C. Gerry was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1962 to 1966. He was a retired electronics engineer....
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Kathleen F. "Kay" Fogarty

November 3, 1927 - April 1, 2016

HOLYOKE Kathleen "Kay" (Donohue) Fogarty, 88, of Holyoke, died on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Holyoke HealthCare Center. She was born in Holyoke on November 3, 1927. She was the daughter of the late David and Mary (Fitzgerald) Donohue from Ireland. Kathleen graduated from Holyoke High School and the Northampton Commercial College. She retired in 1989 from Mercy Hospital as an Executive...
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Mary Ann Elizabeth Curran. DHM

June 25, 1933 - March 31, 2016

HOLYOKE: Mary Ann Elizabeth Curran, DHM, age 82, died on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Marian Center, Holyoke, the retirement home of her religious community, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, in the 50th year of her religious life. She was born to Philip and Helen (Burleigh) Curran in Philadelphia, PA. Mary was educated at St. Athanasius grade school; Little Flower High School and St....
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Michael J. Pennell

September 6, 1994 - March 30, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Michael J. Pennell, 21, of South Hadley, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday March 30, 2016. He was born in Holyoke and educated in Holyoke schools. He was currently employed as a warehouse worker at Bay State Rug Co. in Chicopee. Michael was very family oriented and had a loving heart. He is survived by his mother Loriann Flynn of South Hadley; his father Paul Pennell, Sr. and...
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Izilda N. DaFonseca

August 9, 1933 - March 29, 2016

HOLYOKE Izilda Nunes DaFonseca, of Holyoke, MA, passed away peacefully on March 29th 2016. Izilda was born on August 9th, 1933 in Guarda, Portugal and immigrated to the US from Mozambique, Africa in 1978. Her parents were Manuel Gaspar and Maria E. DaFonseca. Izilda was married to Antonio DaFonseca for 62 years. Izilda worked for Avery-Dennison Corporation for 21 years. She was a Machine...
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Barbara M. Sullivan

February 2, 1924 - March 27, 2016

HOLYOKE Barbara M. (Schirch) Sullivan, 92, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Sunday March 27, 2016 at Loomis House. Barbara was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Raymond A. and Mary M. (Moynihan) Schirch, and was a 1941 graduate of Holyoke High School. She was the secretary of the Physical Therapy Department at Providence Hospital for over 20 years, and a communicant of St. Jerome Church....
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James V. Lewis

August 6, 1945 - March 27, 2016

CHICOPEE James V. Lewis, age 70, of Chicopee, died on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James V. and Helen (Jakubasz) Lewis and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. Jim served in the United States Navy and later was employed as a Computer Operations Analyst at Phoenix. He had lived in Chicopee for more than thirty years...
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Logan Lee Brantl

November 11, 1927 - March 26, 2016

WEST SPRINGFIELD Logan Lee Brantl, 88, of West Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center, with his daughters by his side. He was born in Tabor, Minnesota, son of the late Martin and Nellie (Straus) Brantl and was educated in MN. Logan was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He participated in the...
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Patricia A. Delisle

February 3, 1936 - March 23, 2016

EASTHAMPTON- Patricia Ann (Miller) Delisle, 80, formerly of Easthampton, passed away on Wednesday March 23, 2016 in Great Barrington. She was born in Easthampton, daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice (Brackney) Miller. Pat is survived by four children: LuAnn LaFogg and her husband Stephen of Cheshire, Francis, Robert and Donald Delisle, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two...
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Joan C. (Miller) Richter, R.N.

November 11, 1933 - March 19, 2016

HOLYOKE- Joan C. (Miller) Richter, R.N., of Holyoke, passed away on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Francis and Violet (Moquin) Miller and graduated from the former Rosary High School and Providence Hospital School of Nursing. A longtime Registered Nurse, Joan worked at Providence Hospital for forty-two years, retiring as...
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Gerald H. Dupont

July 18, 1938 - March 18, 2016

HOLYOKE- Atty. Gerald H. Dupont, 77, of Holyoke, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday March 18, 2016. He was born in Springfield, son of the late Henry and Rosalie (Fitzgerald) Dupont and graduated from Holyoke High School, Holyoke Junior College, American International College, and received his Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law. Gerry...
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Edna M. O'Donnell

September 28, 1934 - March 16, 2016

1934-2016 HOLYOKE- Edna M. (Hennemann) O'Donnell, 81, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at Loomis House. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Albert and Frieda (Pueschel) Hennemann and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. Edna was a retired bookkeeper at Friendly's and the former Falls Nursing Home in South Hadley. She was a member of the Holyoke Youth Hockey Parents...
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Lillian H. Cahill

October 15, 1920 - March 15, 2016

AGAWAM Lillian H. (Hubert) Cahill died Tuesday March 15, 2016 at Country Estates in Agawam. She was born in Chicopee to the late Arthur and Mary (O'Rourke) Hubert. She has lived in Agawam the last sixty-two years where she raised her family with her late husband Frank G. Cahill. Lillian was also predeceased by her son Gary and sisters Alice Lynch and Eleanor Becker. She is survived by her sons...
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Brian F. Gregersen

December 8, 1968 - March 14, 2016

CHICOPEE: Brian Francis Gregersen, 47, of Chicopee, MA, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at home. He was born in Springfield MA on Dec. 8, 1968. He grew up in Holyoke and attended local schools. He graduated from Dean Technical High School as Valedictorian of the machine shop Class of 1987. He worked as a machinist for a time, then pursued other interests, before finally choosing sign...
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Xiomara Colon

July 28, 1978 - March 13, 2016

HOLYOKE Xiomara Colon, 37, of Holyoke, died Sunday March 13, 2016 at home. She is survived by her parents, Luis and Milagros (Ortiz) Colon; two sons, Jeffrey L. and Jeremy Cintron, both of Holyoke; her grandmother, Gumercinda Colon of Holyoke; a brother, Xaviel L Colon of Holyoke; a sister, Delixa Colon of Holyoke; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, and extended family. The funeral will be held...
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Edward F. Lucey

October 19, 1923 - March 9, 2016

HOLYOKE Edward F. Lucey, 92, of Holyoke, died Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the Holyoke Health Care Center. Edward was born in Holyoke, son of the late Dennis and Julia (Curran) Lucey, and attended St. Jerome schools. He was a communicant of St. Jerome Church, and worked as a custodian for the General Service Administration. Edward is survived by a nephew, John Lucey of South Hadley; a niece, Mary...
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Mary A. Spencer

December 7, 1926 - March 2, 2016

HOLYOKE: Mary A. (Lamphere) Spencer, age 89, of Holyoke, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke on December 7, 1926, the only child of the late Theodore and Mary (O'Neil) Lamphere. She was a 1945 graduate of Cathedral High School and a graduate of the Elms College. Mary was a retired elementary and high school teacher in the Springfield and...
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Maryjane A. Rogers

November 27, 1920 - February 27, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Maryjane (Jane) A. Rogers, age 95, an over fifty year resident of South Hadley, passed away Saturday, Feb 27, 2016, peacefully in her sleep. Jane was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of over 63 years, William (Bill) G. Rogers. Jane was predeceased by three of her children, William Rogers Jr. of Mashpee MA, Lorilee Foley of Rutland VT, and Jeffrey Rogers of South...
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Carmen Maria Dones

April 26, 1945 - February 26, 2016

HOLYOKE Carmen Maria Dones, 70, of Holyoke, died Friday February 26, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. Carmen was born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Baldomero Dones and Maria Gonzalez and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. She is survived by her children: Maria Medina and Jennifer Vega, both of Holyoke; one grandson, Aaron C. Stovall; a brother, Jesus Dones of...
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Robert J. Rohan, Jr.

July 21, 1954 - February 25, 2016

HOLYOKE Robert J. Rohan, Jr., 61, passed away peacefully, on February 25, 2016 at Holyoke Health Care Center with his loving family by his side. Born in Holyoke on July 21, 1954, he was the son of the late State Representative Robert J. Rohan and Charlotte (McCormick) Rohan. Bob was a lifelong resident of Holyoke and a retired Utilities Systems Operator for the Holyoke Gas and Electric. He was a...
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Ernest L. Laramee, Jr.

November 13, 1955 - February 20, 2016

HOLYOKE Ernest L. Laramee, Jr., age 60, of Holyoke passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, he was a son of the late Ernest L. and Barbara (Lucia) Laramee and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. Ernie was a truck driver for more than forty years, most recently at Master Garbologist, Inc., of Westfield. A beloved...
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William T. Beaulieu

October 10, 1938 - February 19, 2016

HOLYOKE William T. "Bill" Beaulieu, son of Albert J. and Alice Burns Beaulieu, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2016 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Born on October 10, 1938 in Easthampton, MA, Bill graduated from Holyoke High School in 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving until 1960 as a member of the Air Force Band of the West. He married Susan in 1960 in San...
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John E. Cowdell

February 19, 2016

HOLYOKE: John Ernest Cowdell, age 76, of Holyoke, died on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Ridley Park, PA, son of the late John and Ruth (Ford) Cowdell and attended Chester, PA Schools. John served four years in the United States Air Force, from 1957 to 1961, and was stationed at Westover Air Force Base. He met his wife of 57 years (Allene Benger) at a USO...
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Bryan J. Dec

November 23, 1954 - February 18, 2016

HOLYOKE Bryan Joseph Dec, 61, passed away on Thursday February 18th, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Springfield to the late Bolak J. and Matilda M. (Strycharz) Dec, he attended Chicopee Public Schools and graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School in 1972. He received a BS degree in chemical engineering from UMass Amherst. Bryan worked at International Fuel Cells ...
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Judith A. Boczon

March 29, 1944 - February 16, 2016

HOLYOKE: On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Judith A. (Dziedzic) Boczon of Holyoke, passed away peacefully after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She touched the lives of everyone she knew and will be missed by so many. Judy leaves behind her best friends and beloved daughters, Marybeth Boczon, and Amy Roque and her husband Alex. Two sisters, Donna Kmelius and her husband William, and Lissa...
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Jeanne Marie Senecal

January 13, 1962 - February 16, 2016

South Hadley: Jeanne Marie (Zalewski) Senecal, 54, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, surrounded by her family. Born in Holyoke on January 13, 1962, daughter of Patricia J and the late Henry Zalewski, Jeanne graduated from Framingham State University in 1984. After her early career as a retail buyer for Casual Corner, Albert Steiger Co. and Bob's Stores, Jeanne devoted all of her time,...
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Thomas A. Shea

November 24, 1923 - February 15, 2016

SPRINGFIELD: Thomas A. Shea, 92, passed away peacefully on February 15, surrounded by his family. Tom was a long time resident of Hungry Hill. He graduated from Classical High School and attended American International College before joining the U.S. Navy. He served his country proudly aboard the U.S.S. Weber as a radar operator. Tom also played semi- professional hockey for the Springfield...
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Thomas Michael Monahan

July 10, 1924 - February 15, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON: Thomas Michael Monahan, resident of Southampton, MA and former resident of Holyoke passed away peacefully at Holyoke Medical Center on February 15, 2016. Tom was born in Holyoke on July 10, 1924 the son of the late Patrick J. Monahan and Ellen Ahearn Monahan. Tom was married to the former Rhea Bach, who passed away in 2013. They had five children: Mary L. Monahan, Holyoke;...
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Rose Marie Viens

January 28, 1936 - February 15, 2016

Rose Marie L. (Blaine) Viens, 80, of Belchertown, passed away peacefully Monday February 15, 2016 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst. Rose was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Edmond A. and Marie (Bergeron) Blaine, and was educated in Holyoke Schools. She was the longtime owner of Dobek's Package Store in Granby, and had prior worked as a dental hygienist. Rose lived in Belchertown...
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Rita Comtois

January 20, 1934 - February 12, 2016

CHICOPEE: Rita (Nadeau) Comtois, 82, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully February 12, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Rita was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Conrad and Roseline (Fredette) Nadeau, and was educated in Holyoke schools. She was retired from the Spaulding Corporation in Chicopee, and was a member of New Life Church. She also volunteered with the...
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Terrence Mitchell

May 28, 1956 - February 11, 2016

EASTHAMPTON Terrence Mitchell, 59, of Easthampton, passed away on February 11, 2016 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born on May 28, 1956 in Holyoke, MA, beloved son of Ray and Mary (Kadel) Mitchell, both predeceasing him. He will be forever loved and missed by the love of his life Nancy (DiBartolomeo) Mitchell, who he...
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Michael J. Donoghue

February 6, 1958 - February 9, 2016

LOWELL -Michael J. Donoghue, 58, of 49 Windsor Park Road, Lowell, MA passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Born in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Jerome F. Donoghue and Claire Scanlon Donoghue. He attended Sacred Heart Grammar School, John J. Lynch Junior High School and was a 1976 graduate of Holyoke High School. Michael was a kind and gentle soul whose love of family was the...
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James C. Milewski, Sr.

September 5, 1937 - February 6, 2016

CHICOPEE James "Jim" Chester Milewski, Sr., 78, of Chicopee formerly of Holyoke, passed peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Holyoke Hospital. Jim was born September 5, 1937 in Holyoke to the late Chester and Josephine (Lula) Milewski. He was raised in Holyoke and later lived in South Hadley and Chicopee. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carol Ann (Sizer) and sister Ann...
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Francis J. "Brud" Higgins

December 4, 1919 - February 6, 2016

A life well lived for 96 years concluded on February 6th, 2016, when Francis J. "Brud" Higgins, Sr. of South Hadley died at Renaissance Manor in Holyoke. He was born in Holyoke on December 4, 1919, the son of Frank and Margaret (Sheehan) Higgins. Educated at Sacred Heart schools, he was a gifted athlete who first gained local attention on the basketball court in the 1930s as the driving force...
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Eleanor M. Morrissey

November 13, 1920 - February 6, 2016

Eleanor M. (Hurley) Morrissey, R.N., age 95, of Holyoke passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Highview of Northampton. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Eugene and Margaret (Hannon) Hurley, was educated in the former St. Jerome Schools and was a 1942 graduate of the former Providence Hospital School of Nursing. Eleanor was a United States Army Nurse Corps Veteran of World War...
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Anthony C. Conlin

November 12, 1922 - February 4, 2016

HOLYOKE- Anthony Charles Conlin, 93, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. Tony was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Agnes (McGurk) Conlin, brothers, Henry, Teddy, Louis, sisters Eleanor and Theresa, a son Kevin F. Conlin and a son-in-law Bernard J. "Barney Burns". He is survived by his four children: Kathleen M. Conlin, Maureen A. Burns,...
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Paul F. Shaw

November 21, 1931 - February 2, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY - Paul F. Shaw, 84, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born in Springfield, MA to Robert and Martha (Fewtrell) Shaw, graduated from Springfield Tech High School, and was a member of the Army National Guard. For 63 years (1952-2015), Paul proudly served generations in Holyoke as proprietor of Highland Service Center, Inc. and Shaw Motor Car, LLC....
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John D. Millgate

April 17, 1931 - February 2, 2016

HOLYOKE John David Millgate of Holyoke, Massachusetts was born in New York City, NY on April 17, 1931. He was raised in Concord, MA where he graduated from Concord High School in 1949. He graduated from Boston University with a BS in Accounting in 1954. John served his country in Heidelberg Germany with the United States Army during the Korean War Era. He served as an Internal Revenue Agent...
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Irene (Matuszek) Czerwiec, Ed.D

December 1, 1948 - February 1, 2016

In the presence of her loving family, Irene T. Czerwiec passed into eternal peace with the Lord at Baystate Medical Center after living with ovarian cancer for over 9 years. Irene graduated from Mater Dolorosa Grammar School in Holyoke. She graduated from Holyoke Catholic High School in 1966. Irene earned her Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts in...
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Jose A. Mendez

June 3, 1951 - February 1, 2016

HOLYOKE- Jose Antonio Mendez (Tony) unexpectedly passed away on Monday February 1st, 2016 in Holyoke, MA. He was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Son of Guillermina DeJesus and Claudio Mendez.Tony is survived by his wife Lisa Mendez, children Arleen Figueroa and her husband Timothy Figueroa, Enith Mendez-Runge and her husband Matthew Runge, Carlos Correa and Richard Mendez, Step-sons Robert Reed,...
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Walter Kosko

January 31, 2016

Walter Kosko, 91, died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday January 31, 2016 at Wingate of West Springfield. He was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1950. He was a communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Church and retired from A.G. Spaulding in 1987. Walter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Zina Nafranowicz, and son Richard and his wife Sandra of West Springfield....
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Donald B. Yelle

January 12, 1928 - January 31, 2016

HOLYOKE- Donald B. Yelle, 88, of Lehigh Acres, FL and Holyoke, MA, died Sunday, January 31, 2016. He was born in Holyoke, son of Joseph E. Yelle and Barbara (Shannon) Yelle. He graduated from Holyoke High School. Upon graduation he joined the Navy and became a fire fighter on the USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After being discharged from the Navy he returned to Holyoke, later becoming a member...
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Margaret M. Connor

June 9, 1917 - January 30, 2016

HOLYOKE Margaret M. (Moriarty) Connor, 98, of Holyoke, died Saturday January 30, 2016. Margaret was born in South Hadley, daughter of the late William and Bridie (Shea) Moriarty. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Maurice M. Connor, who died in 1996. Margaret is survived by a daughter, Maureen Kane of Easthampton, and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great...
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Peter H. Demas, Sr.

March 12, 1941 - January 29, 2016

WESTFIELD – Peter H. Demas Sr., 74, of Westfield, passed away on Friday January 29, 2016. He was born in Springfield, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. He was a retired Pizza Shop owner. Peter is survived by a son, Peter H. Demas Jr. and a brother Arthur Demas. He was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Iglesias. Funeral will be held Friday at 9:30 at the Holy...
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Carroll J. Dunn, Sr.

December 25, 1916 - January 26, 2016

HOLYOKE- Carroll (Carl) Joseph Dunn Sr., lifelong resident of Holyoke, died January 26th following a brief illness. Born on Christmas morning, 1916, he was the son of Patrick Hughes and Margaret Cunningham Dunn. He was a member of the first class to enter Holyoke's Blessed Sacrament grammar school, and he graduated from Sacred Heart High School. He studied criminal justice at Holyoke Community...
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David D. Reis, Sr.

November 24, 1941 - January 25, 2016

CHICOPEE David D. Reis, Sr., 74, of Chicopee, formerly of Holyoke, died Monday January 25, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. David was born in Holyoke. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4044, and the American Legion Post #266 in Granby. David is survived by a son, David D. Reis, Jr. of CT; a daughter, Karyn McDermott and her husband Todd of South Hadley; three grandchildren:...
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George A. Utter

December 25, 1923 - January 24, 2016

HOLYOKE George Albert Utter, age 92, of Holyoke, died on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Champion, NY, son of the late Albert and Annie (Stevens) Utter and attended Hoosick Falls High School. George was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and was a retired employee of United Technologies. He was the widower of Evelyn M. (Roberge) Utter who died...
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Lizaida Marie Rodriguez

March 24, 1991 - January 24, 2016

HOLYOKE Lizaida Marie Rodriguez, 24, passed away at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center on January 24, 2016. She was born in Holyoke and is survived by her mother, Aida Oquendo, her father Julio Rodriguez, brother Julio E. Rodriguez, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are asked to gather for a Funeral Mass on Friday January 29, 2016 at 10:00am in Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 427 Maple...
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Susan J. Sicard

July 22, 1953 - January 24, 2016

HOLYOKE Susan J. Sicard, 62, of Holyoke, died Sunday January 24, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Susan is survived by her husband, Bruce A. Sicard; a son, Trent Villemaire of Holyoke; a daughter, Leona Case and her husband Anthony Case of Holyoke; five grandchildren; and her brother, Robert Quesnel. Calling hours will be held Friday from 10:00 to 11:45am at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home,...
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Robert F. O'Connor

June 20, 1941 - January 21, 2016

HOLYOKE Robert Francis O'Connor, 74, of Holyoke, died Thursday January 21, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home, surrounded by his loving family. Born to the late Edwin A. and Catherine V. (Fallon) O'Connor, he was predeceased by his brother Edwin O'Connor, sisters-in-law Claire Meckel and Margery Ruell, and brother David O'Connor. He is survived by his sister-in-law Noreen Lucey; Edwin and Claire...
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Carl R. Dunning, Jr.

July 29, 1936 - January 19, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Carl R. Dunning Jr., age 79, of South Hadley, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016. He was born in Lowell, son of the late Carl R. and Irma (Sherburn) Dunning and had lived there for many years before moving to South Hadley. He was a retired elevator inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Carl was an avid New England sports fan, and enjoyed playing cards. He is survived...
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Loretta A. Roberge

May 29, 1941 - January 15, 2016

CHICOPEE Loretta Anne (Yargeau) Roberge, 74, passed away January 15, 2016 surrounded by her family after a year of declining health. Loretta was born in Chicopee, MA on May 29, 1941. She was married September 4, 1961 to Roger R. Roberge in Chicopee, MA. They live in W. Brookfield, MA and wintered in Wildwood, Florida. Loretta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time...
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Patrick J. Hourihan

July 4, 1936 - January 15, 2016

WEST SPRINGFIELD Patrick James Hourihan, 79, passed away at home on Friday, January 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Patrick was born in Northampton, MA on July 4, 1936 to the late Patrick and Margaret (Forhan) Hourihan. He grew up in Easthampton and settled in Holyoke to raise his family. He resided in West Springfield with his family for the past eleven years. Patrick worked as a...
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Juliette Rogers

May 30, 1926 - January 15, 2016

HOLYOKE Juliette M. (Charest) Rogers, 89, died on Friday, January 15, 2016, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born on May 30, 1926, in Springfield, MA, to Romeo and Salome (Angers) Charest. Juliette was the wife of Leslie Rogers and the mother of Sally Rogers. Juliette also leaves a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francis and Carol Rogers, a sister-in-law, Helen Rogers, and...
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Brenda Avalone-Torres

March 19, 1960 - January 15, 2016

HOLYOKE Brenda J. Avalone-Torres was born on March 19, 1960 and passed away on January 15, 2016. She was a resident of Holyoke at the time of her death. Brenda was born and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts to mother Phyllis Avalone, and is survived by sisters Linda Swotchak, Nancy Bovat, Danita Demas, Debra King, Karen Leis, and Brother James Avalone. She had two daughters with Ex-Husband...
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Edward M. Cynarski

April 5, 1924 - January 13, 2016

HOLYOKE Edward M. Cynarski was born in Adams, Mass. April 5, 1924, son of the late Ignacy and Anna (Bernat) Cynarski. He was a graduate of Adams High School (1942); Bachelor of Arts degree in history, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received a Master of Arts degree in history, Columbia University in New York. Edward was a forward artillery radio operator with Army's Fifth Infantry...
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Ivan K. Corwin

September 21, 1941 - January 10, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Ivan Corwin of South Hadley MA, and formerly of Neptune NJ, passed away peacefully at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home on Sunday January 10, surrounded in love by his family. He was 74 years old. Ivan is survived by his loving and devoted wife Anita of 47 years; his two daughters Suzanne Corwin of Boston MA, and Kathleen Goddard, her husband Jonathan Goddard and their daughter and Ivan's...
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Donald J. Kiely

December 19, 1962 - January 9, 2016

CHICOPEE Donald J Kiely, 53, of Chicopee died Saturday January 9, 2016, surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Born December 19, 1962 in Holyoke, Donald was the son of John and Claudette (Croteau) Kiely. He grew up in Granby, MA and graduated from Granby JR/SR High School in 1981. Donald was the proud member of Mount Holyoke Lodge A.F & A.M and served as an inside sentinel....
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Francis A. Matuszek

December 3, 1928 - January 8, 2016

HOLYOKE Francis A. "Frank" Matuszek of Holyoke, MA and Sea Cliff, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 8, 2016. Born in Holyoke on December 3, 1928, Frank was the son of the late Vincent and Zofia (Kulpa) Matuszek. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17, shortly after graduation from Holyoke High School in 1946 and was a World War II United States Navy Submarine Service Veteran. ...
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Paul R. Laflam

March 30, 1945 - January 7, 2016

HAYDENVILLE Paul R. Laflam, 70, of Haydenville, died Thursday January 7, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Robert and Cecilia (Ross) Laflam, and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Paul was the owner of PKC Plumbing & Heating in Haydenville, and was a former member of the Northampton Elks and Moose Club. He is survived by...
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Emily A. Zebrowski

December 6, 1921 - January 7, 2016

HOLYOKE: Emily Agnes (Szady) Zebrowski, age 94, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Michael and Agnes (Walusiak) Szady and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Emily was a communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Church and currently Our Lady of the Cross. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Zebrowski of Holyoke; three...
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Anne P. Cullen

January 4, 2016

HOLYOKE: Anne P. Cullen, age 53, of Holyoke passed away suddenly on Monday, January 4, 2016. She was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Edward J. and Zita (Garges) Cullen. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1980 and Westfield State College in1984. Anne was a thirty-one year teacher in the Holyoke Public School System, working with severe special needs students. An avid golfer,...
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Erna D. Dupuis

March 28, 1927 - January 3, 2016

HOLYOKE Erna D. Dupuis, 88, of Holyoke, died Sunday January 3, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Erna was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Henry and Lillian (Schoen) Dupuis, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School and _. She was a retired 40 year teacher in the Springfield Public School System. Erna was very grateful to Dottie Blain-Hamel, Deb Dominguez, and Gloria Morneau for the loving...
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Irene M. Kazimierczak

October 21, 1940 - January 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON Irene M. (Trombley) Kazimierczak, 75, of Huntington, died Saturday January 2, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Irene was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Alfred W. and Marceline (Douglas) Trombley, Jr. and attended Precious Blood School and Chicopee High School. Irene had worked at Forbes & Wallace Department Store, Advo Carpet, Hampshire National Bank, and United...
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Janice R. Sears

July 29, 1932 - January 2, 2016

HOLYOKE: Janice R. (Ellert) Sears, age 83, of Holyoke, passed away on January 2, 2016 at her home. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Otto and Wallie A. (Torno) Ellert, was a 1950 graduate of Holyoke High School and attended the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing. A wonderful homemaker to her husband and children, Janice was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Holyoke. She is...
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Anthony J. Majka

March 10, 1929 - January 1, 2016

CHICOPEE Anthony "Tony" J. Majka, 86, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the son of Joseph and Pauline, and the youngest brother to Lottie, Max, and Walter Majka. Born in Chicopee, MA Tony lived a long and healthy life with his wife Abina (Dorgan). They resided in Granby, CT, acquired and moved to The Pixley Tavern property in Blanford, MA and eventually...
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David Archambault

February 2, 1981 - January 1, 2016

HOLYOKE: David Archambault, 34 years old, passed away suddenly at his home in Holyoke, MA. He was in the company of his loving companion and best friend "Dunkin." He attended Dean Technical H.S. as part of the 2000 class and HCC's Business Marketing Degree Program. An active member of the CHD program of Holyoke and Odyssey House, he loved to help everyone he could in his community. He was an...
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Mona R. Cauley

January 12, 1921 - December 31, 2015

HOLYOKE: Mona Rose (Labonte) Cauley, age 94, of Holyoke, died peacefully on December 31, 2015 at Holyoke Health Care Center. Mona Rose Cauley was born in Holyoke in 1921 to the late Edward and Hilda Labonte. She was a lifelong resident of Holyoke, attended Precious Blood Elementary and Middle Schools and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Mona was an Accounting Assistant for many years at...
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Armando Cruz

February 17, 1920 - December 30, 2015

HOLYOKE: Armando Cruz, age 95, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. He was born in Comerio, Puerto Rico, son of the late Ramon and Clemencia Cruz. Armando was a communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Holyoke. He is survived by his wife, Inocencia (Jimenez) Cruz; five children, Armando Cruz, Jr., Luis Cruz, Margarita Reyes, Virginia Roche, and Carmen Martinez, and 17...
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Nancy L. Dunn

March 8, 1942 - December 29, 2015

HOLYOKE- Nancy Louise Dunn, 73, of Holyoke, passed away from Mesothelioma on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Greaney) Dunn and graduated from the former Sacred Heart High School in 1960 and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. Nancy was a Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center for many...
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Albert H. Murray, Jr.

December 29, 2015

HOLYOKE- Albert H. Murray Jr., of Holyoke, died on Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Loomis House. He was born and raised in Holyoke and educated in the Holyoke Public Schools. For thirty-two years, Al was a proud member of Holyoke Fire Department, serving until his retirement in 1992, and was active in Holyoke Fireman's Aid Association, serving for a time as its Vice President. He was also...
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Teresa Lynn Supernaw

November 12, 1986 - December 27, 2015

HOLYOKE Teresa Lynn Supernaw was born in Springfield on November 12, 1986 and passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015. Teresa was a lifelong resident of Holyoke and a 2006 graduate of Dean Technical High School. She was an Air Force ROTC cadet and graduated as a diesel mechanic. Teresa is survived by her mother Polly Campbell-Kelley and husband James Kelley, her father Michael H. Supernaw, step...
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Carole (Clayton) Foran

November 21, 1933 - December 27, 2015

HOLYOKE: Carole J. (Clayton) Foran, age 82, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Theroux) Clayton and was a graduate of Holyoke High School and Regis College. Carole was a teacher in the Holyoke Public School System for many years, retiring in 1990. She was the widow of Robert...
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Carmen M. Cruz

May 19, 1945 - December 24, 2015

HOLYOKE Carmen M. (Ortiz) Cruz, age 70, of Holyoke died on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Bartolo and Amelia (Rolon) Ortiz and had lived here for many years. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Holyoke. Carmen was the widow of Zaracia Cruz, who died in 1999. She is survived by four children...
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John Dietel

July 10, 1936 - December 21, 2015

HOLYOKE John "Jack" Dietel, 79, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 in Holyoke. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and Lillian Esther (Preiss) Dietel and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Jack worked for many years as a Carpenter. He was a member of the Holyoke Lodge of Elks #902, the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Shelburne, American Legion Post 325 in Holyoke...
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Michael D. Couture

December 22, 1953 - December 19, 2015

CHICOPEE: Michael D. Couture, 61, died peacefully at home on Saturday, December 19, from Multiple Myeloma cancer that he valiantly and courageously battled for 11 years with dignity, tenacity and grace. He was an admirable and respected man who lived, loved and laughed. He was very grateful for the many blessings throughout his life. He enjoyed the great outdoors while boating, camping, walking,...
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Mary Clare Bennett

August 12, 1923 - December 17, 2015

HOLYOKE- Mary Clare Bennett (nee O'Connor), 92, of Holyoke passed away quietly at home, Thursday, December 17, 2015. She approached her life as she did her death -- with quiet resolve that was an inspiration to all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Clifford Bennett, PhD. Raised in the Hungry Hill neighborhood of Springfield, Mary was the daughter of the late...
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Constance McAndrews

March 26, 1932 - December 16, 2015

HOLYOKE- Constance A. (Beliveau) McAndrews, 83, of Holyoke, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Edward and Marcelle (Frechette) Beliveau and graduated from Holyoke High School and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing. A longtime registered nurse, Connie worked at Loomis House...
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Edward J. Sullivan

March 12, 1943 - December 14, 2015

Edward J. Sullivan, 72 of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 14, 2015 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was the first baby born at Jackson Parkway in Holyoke on March 12, 1943 the son of the late Timothy T. and Rose M. (Lamirande) Sullivan. Ed attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Holyoke Trade School where he began his life long...
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Kevin M. Murphy

June 4, 1954 - December 13, 2015

CHICOPEE Kevin M. Murphy, 61, of Chicopee, died unexpectedly Sunday December 13, 2015 in Hadley. He was born in Holyoke, a son of the late John F. and Margaret E. Murphy and graduated from South Hadley High School and HCC. He proudly served in the Air Force and subsequently the Air Force Reserves upon his honorable discharge. He worked in the Northampton and Easthampton Post Offices for a...
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