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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 30 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

James J. Shea, Jr.

November 27, 1938 - January 17, 2017

CHICOPEE James J. Shea, 78, of Chicopee, died Tuesday January 17, 2017 at Holyoke Medical Center. Jim was born in Springfield, son of the late James J. and Anna (Ryan) Shea, Sr. and was a graduate of Cathedral High School and Springfield Technical Community College. He was a United States Army Veteran and was a retired Clerk at the U.S. Postal Service Bulk Mail Center in Springfield. Before...
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Maryjule A. Klopfer

January 23, 1925 - January 17, 2017

HOLYOKE Maryjule A. (Mahannah) Klopfer died Tuesday January 17, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska and educated in Lincoln, NE schools where she graduated from high school as an Honor student. She was employed as a secretary under Civil Service prior to marrying Robert E. Klopfer of Holyoke in 1946. They built there home on land which had belonged to his father in West...
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Leslie (Huse) Reddin

February 17, 1945 - January 15, 2017

WEST SPRINGFIELD Leslie (Huse) Reddin, age 71, of West Springfield, MA, died on Sunday January 15, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center. She is the daughter, and only child, of Warren "Bum" Huse and Elizabeth (Pezzini) Huse. Leslie graduated from West Springfield High School and then worked for John H. Breck, Inc. She also worked for many years as a school bus monitor for the West Springfield School...
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Mary V. Witt, R.N.

February 14, 1939 - January 13, 2017

WEST SPRINGFIELD Mary Virginia (Almirates) Witt, age 77, of West Springfield, died Friday January 13, 2017 at Wingate of West Springfield. Mary was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Gregory and Jean (Barnes) Almirates. Mary was a Licensed Nurse Practitioner, attained through Holyoke Trade School, and a Registered Nurse at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Florida, retiring in 2010....
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John H. Woods

September 7, 1934 - January 13, 2017

HOLYOKE John H. Woods, 82, of Holyoke, died with his family by his side on Friday, January 13, 2017. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James H. and Katherine (Mahoney) Woods, attended Holyoke Public Schools, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School, Class of 1952. He also graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Physical Education and from Fairfield University in CT with a Master's...
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Walter Formanski

May 1, 1927 - January 12, 2017

HOLYOKE Walter Formanski, 89, of Holyoke passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his home. He was born and educated in Holyoke and was a longtime communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. Walter was a twenty seven year Firefighter for the City of Holyoke, where he worked from June 23, 1963 until his retirement on January 8, 1990. He later enjoyed going to AKC and UKC dog events with his...
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Felicita Yambo

November 23, 1928 - January 10, 2017

HOLYOKE Felicita Yambo, age 88, of Holyoke, died Tuesday January 10, 2017 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico daughter of the late Ceferino Lopez and Amelia Torres, and was educated there. Felicita was predeceased by her husband, Jose Yambo. She is survived by two sons: Jorge Cruz of Holyoke and Reinaldo Cruz of South Hadley; three daughters: Gloria Lanciano of Chicopee...
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Michael J. Bolko

March 13, 1929 - January 9, 2017

HOLYOKE Michael J. Bolko, 87, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Holyoke Health Care Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and Mary (Pokora) Bolko and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Michael was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and retired after working for many years as a cable splicer for Nynex. He was a faithful communicant of Blessed...
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Mary T. Burgess

October 15, 1921 - January 9, 2017

HOLYOKE Mary (Losty) Burgess of Holyoke and Yarmouth Port died peacefully on January 9, 2017, at the Windsor Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, in South Yarmouth, MA. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late William "Burns" and Irene (Bresnahan) Losty, she attended Holyoke Schools, and worked in the Administrative Office of the Holyoke Hospital. Mary had two sisters, the late...
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Bridget Fournier

August 10, 1934 - January 8, 2017

Bridget (Farrell) Fournier, age 82, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Sunday January 8, 2017 at Willimansett Center East. Bridget was born in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland on August 10, 1934, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Lube) Farrell, one of 17 siblings. She met her late husband, Bernard E. Fournier, from Holyoke, in England, married in Ireland, and came to Holyoke in 1958....
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Isabel T. Foley

August 8, 1918 - January 8, 2017

HOLYOKE Isabel T. (Digris) Foley, 98, went home to our Lord, being reunited with her beloved daughter, Susan. "Belle" died at Christopher House of Worcester on Sunday, January 8, 2017, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Foley is survived by her children. Ann T. Foley of Plainville, CT, Roseanne M. Fratoni of Shrewsbury, MA, Kathleen M. Foley of Hampton, NH, and James J. Foley, Jr. and his wife...
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John "Jack" Bell

September 4, 1929 - January 5, 2017

HOLYOKE: John Francis "Jack" Bell, 87, of Holyoke, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late William and Bedelia (Reese) Bell, attended Holyoke Public Schools, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School, Class of 1948. He also graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy in Boston. He was a United States Army...
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Rosa L Opio

April 1, 1946 - January 4, 2017

HOLYOKE: Rosa L. Opio Sierra, age 70, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born and educated in Juncos, PR, daughter of the late Alejo and Juana (Sierra) Opio. Rosa is survived by her husband, Santos Colon; and her children, Luz H. Flores of Holyoke, Carmen J. Flores of Springfield, Mildred Colon-Opio of Holyoke, Angel David...
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Gail R. Gamache

March 10, 1938 - January 3, 2017

SOUTH HADLEY Gail R. Gamache, 78, of South Hadley, passed away January 3, 2017. Born March 10, 1938, she graduated from HHS, HCC, MHC and ultimately earned a doctorate in Sociology from UMASS, where she was a researcher, adjunct professor, and co-authored two books. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Hugh Gamache, and four children, Gail Fisher-Pepin of CA, Tim Gamache of...
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Phyllis A. Linderme

May 21, 1926 - January 2, 2017

Phyllis Ann (Bray) Linderme, age 90, of Southampton, passed away in the presence of her family on Monday, January 2, 2017. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Leonard and Gladys (Rood) Bray and was a 1943 graduate of Holyoke High School. Phyllis was a retail clerk at the former Normand's Pharmacy and also at Steiger's Department Store. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, she worshipped at...
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Heather M. McMahon

April 15, 1986 - January 2, 2017

HOLYOKE Heather Mary McMahon, RN, 30, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Heather was born in Holyoke, MA on April 15, 1986, the daughter of James W. McMahon and Kathleen (Baush) McMahon. Heather was an avid swimmer from a young age, competing for the Holyoke YMCA Vikings for 15 years as well as USS swimming. Heather was a 2004 graduate of...
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James J. Sears

December 5, 1925 - January 1, 2017

James J. Sears, 91, of Holyoke, formerly of Fairview, passed away peacefully Sunday January 1, 2017 at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Michael and Ellen (Tighe) Sears, and was a graduate of Rosary High School. He attended St. Michael's College and was drafted into the United States Army in 1944, where he received a Bronze Star for his bravery. Jim was a Postal...
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David E. Dows

August 7, 1954 - December 31, 2016

CHICOPEE David Edward Dows, 62, of Chicopee, died on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in his home after a long battle with renal failure and its complications. He was raised in Lowell, son of the late Edward and Jenney (Goy) Dows. During high school David worked as a gas station attendant and later as a fry cook at Hoar's Fish Market in Lowell. He joined the United States Air Force after high...
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Howard E. Person

August 12, 1960 - December 31, 2016

HOLYOKE Howard E. Person, 56, of Holyoke, died on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, son of Dolores E. (Dutton) Person and the late Edward A. Person, was a 1978 graduate of Minnechaug High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Howard was a Reservist with United States Navy from 1982 to 1988....
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David M. "Oakie" O'Connell

December 8, 1962 - December 31, 2016

HATFIELD David M. "Oakie" O'Connell, age 54, of Hatfield, died on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born on December 8, 1962 in Holyoke, son of the late Francis and Mary "Mae" (Moran) O'Connell. David was a graduate of Holyoke High School, Westfield State College and received his Master's Degree from Anna Maria College. He was a Sergeant with the Holyoke Police Department. David joined the...
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James S. "Jimmy" Kelaher

April 15, 1960 - December 29, 2016

HOLYOKE: James S. "Jimmy" Kelaher, Jr., 56, of Holyoke died peacefully on December 29, 2016. Born in Washington, DC, April 15, 1960 the son of the late Atty. James Smith Kelaher, Sr. and Claire (Moriarty) Kelaher, Jimmy attended Holyoke Public Schools and enjoyed 28 years at Sunshine Village. Jimmy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving sister and best friend, Marjorie "Gigi" Kelaher,...
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Cathy A. Means

October 4, 1949 - December 28, 2016

HOLYOKE Cathy A. Means, 67, completed her journey to the Lord on December 28, 2016, following a long illness. She died at Mont Marie Healthcare Center in Holyoke. Cathy had recently moved to Hubert Place in South Hadley, after residing on Gates Street in Holyoke for almost 40 years. Born on October 4, 1949, Cathy grew up in South Hadley, the daughter of Charles and Claire (Kelly) Bridges. She...
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Mary A. Powers

September 7, 1946 - December 27, 2016

HOLYOKE: Mary (Barrett) Powers, 70, of Holyoke passed away peacefully on December 27, 2016. Mary was raised in Holyoke, daughter of the late Vincent and Margaret Barrett. She was employed by New England Telephone Company for several years and retired in 2016 from Riverbend Medical Group after many years of service. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Parish in Holyoke. Mary was...
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Louisa O'Brien Guard

April 17, 1953 - December 27, 2016

HOLYOKE Louisa O'Brien Guard, 63, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and loved ones, on December 27, 2016. She was born on April 17, 1953, daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary L. (Flynn) O'Brien. Wesa is survived by her husband of 32 years, William Guard, of Holyoke, and one son, Lenny Jacobson, of Los Angeles, CA. She was a stepmother to Heather Hammer (Chris) and Jeffrey...
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Patricia A. Wojcik

December 31, 1935 - December 25, 2016

HOLYOKE Patricia A. (Maher) Wojcik, 80, of Delray Beach FL, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on December 25, 2016. Born in Holyoke to the late John T. and Esther (Obuchowski) Maher, Pat attended Sacred Heart High School and Trinity College. She was a member of the Junior League of Holyoke, and worked on several political campaigns. She was a Sales Associate for G. Fox and Filene's for...
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Francis X. Sullivan

November 13, 1925 - December 24, 2016

HOLYOKE: Father Francis X. Sullivan, the longest-serving priest in the Diocese of Springfield, died Christmas Eve afternoon at the Marian Center in Holyoke. He was 91. He had ministered in the diocese for 68 years, and most recently was a concelebrant for the St. Patrick's Parade Mass which aired in March on the "Chalice of Salvation" weekly televised Mass. A native of Worcester, Mass., he was...
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Matthew J. O'Connor

July 23, 1930 - December 24, 2016

Rev. Matthew J. O'Connor, age 86, of Holyoke, a Priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield for over 60 years, passed into eternal life on Saturday December 24, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Matthew and Mary (Kennedy) O'Connor, and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Holyoke, St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and St. Mary...
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Gilles A. Lambert

August 30, 1948 - December 22, 2016

HOLYOKE- Gilles A. Lambert, 68, of Holyoke, died Thursday December 22, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center. Gilles was born in Notre Dame Des Boise, PQ, Canada, son of the late Onesime and Maria (Delage) Lambert, and was educated in Canada. He was a self-employed carpenter. Gilles is survived by three brothers: Ernest, of Ware, Leon, of Palmer, and Normand Lambert, of Holyoke; five sisters: Germaine...
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June C. Moynihan

December 19, 2016

HOLYOKE June C. (LaBrecque) Moynihan, lifelong resident of Holyoke, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday December 19, 2016. June was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Arthur and Nora (Sheehan) LaBrecque, and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She worked as an inspector for the F.W. Sickles Co. and was a communicant of St. Jerome Church. June was predeceased by her husband,...
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Janet M. Bergeron

April 2, 1952 - December 19, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON Janet M. (Boisselle) Bergeron, 64, of Southampton, passed away on Monday, December 19th, 2016 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Alfred and Lillian (Noiseux) Boisselle, and was educated in Holyoke schools. Janet was a longtime manager at New England Telephone Co., AT&T, and Lucent Technologies, retiring in 2001....
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Tomasz Rzasa

October 6, 1921 - December 18, 2016

HOLYOKE Tomasz Rzasa, 95, of Holyoke, died Sunday December 18, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Tomasz was born and educated in Jodlowka, Poland. He was a musician in the Rzasa Orchestra for many years. Tomasz is survived by his wife Zofia (Fudali) Rzasa; two sons: Adolf Rzasa and his wife Anna of South Hadley, and Ryszard Rzasa of Chicopee; a daughter, Helena Tymoczko and her husband Jerzy of...
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Francisca Malavé

July 1, 1923 - December 13, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Francisca Malavé, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday December 13, 2016 at Wingate of South Hadley. Francisca was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Gabriel González and the late Natividad Santos. She was a kind, caring, and strong woman. After spending her first 40 years in Puerto Rico, she came to Holyoke to start a new life. She loved animals, the outdoors, and...
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Steven F. Bakos

April 12, 1932 - December 12, 2016

HOLYOKE Steven F. Bakos, age 84, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Holyoke Health Care Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Michael and Anna (Adams) Bakos and was educated in the Holyoke schools. Steve was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired longtime truck driver, and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4044 in Fairview. Steve and...
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Howard F. Batchelor

January 4, 1924 - December 11, 2016

HOLYOKE Howard F. Batchelor, age 92, of Holyoke, died Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and Theresa (Ward) Batchelor. Howard was a 1942 graduate of Sacred Heart High School and served with the United States Army during World War II. He was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office for over 41 years, retiring in 1988. ...
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Rita R. Pikul

April 5, 1932 - December 11, 2016

HOLYOKE Rita R. (Sicard) Pikul, age 84, of Holyoke, died on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late William and Helen (Goshea) Sicard and attended Holyoke Public Schools. Rita was employed as a housekeeper at Holyoke and Providence Hospitals and later was a cafeteria worker for Holyoke Public Schools, until her retirement in 1991. She...
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Alfred J. Ramondetta

January 31, 1936 - December 10, 2016

Alfred J. Ramondetta, age 80, of Holyoke, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Joseph and Santina (Corridore) Ramondetta and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School, class of 1954. Fred was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1959 to 1962. He worked at radio station WHMP in Northampton and Dreikorn's Bakery in Holyoke....
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Michael F. Rogers

May 23, 1963 - December 4, 2016

HOLYOKE Michael F. Rogers, 53, passed away peacefully Sunday December 4, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. Born May 23, 1963, he was the son of Francis and Carol Rogers of Holyoke. Mike attended Holyoke public schools and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1981. He worked for the Holyoke Housing Authority and he took great pride in his work. Besides his parents, he leaves his brother Steven...
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Leon N. "Lee" Ducharme

July 20, 1934 - December 3, 2016

HOLYOKE Leon (Lee) Ducharme, 82, passed away surrounded by family at his home on December 3, 2016. Born in Holyoke on July 20, 1934, he was the son of the late Camille and Yvonne (Tourigney) Ducharme. Leon was a native of Holyoke and attended Perpetual Help School and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1952. He immediately went to work at Acme Chain, in Holyoke, as an apprentice mechanical...
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Patrick J. Callahan, Jr.

July 21, 1940 - November 30, 2016

HOLYOKE Patrick J. Callahan Jr., 76, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Patrick J. and Helen M. (Scanlon) Callahan and was educated in the local schools. Pat was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1965 to 1967, and was a Bronze Star recipient. He was awarded the...
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Judith C. Webster

July 11, 1931 - November 29, 2016

HOLYOKE Judith C. Webster, age 71, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Bowen) Webster and was educated in the West Springfield schools. Judy was employed as a customer service representative for more than twenty years at Stop & Shop Supermarket. Judith is survived by many nieces and...
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Florence A. Miller

November 4, 1928 - November 27, 2016

HOLYOKE Florence Ann (Kurtz) Miller, 88, of Holyoke, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at her home. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Adam and Magdelena (Stonina) Kurtz and was educated in the local schools. Florence was a retired cafeteria worker for the Holyoke Public Schools, and worshipped at First Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the...
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Le Nguyen

July 11, 1964 - November 24, 2016

DANBURY, CT: Le Nguyen, age 52, of Danbury, CT, passed away on Thursday November 24, 2016 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Saigon, Vietnam son of Maria Phuong Tran of Texas and the late John N. Nguyen. Le attended Holyoke Catholic High School and was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport. He was currently working at Pitney Bowes in Connecticut as an Electrical/Robotic Engineer. Besides...
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C. Fred Glidden

July 2, 1932 - November 23, 2016

HOLYOKE - Charles Frederick Glidden, 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at Mary's Meadow surrounded by his loving family. "Fred" Glidden was born in Holyoke, MA, and was a lifelong resident in the city he loved. He was son of the late William and Catherine (McConville) Glidden. He graduated from Saint Jerome's High School, served 4 years overseas in the Navy during the Korean War. Upon...
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William F. Lally

September 18, 1925 - November 22, 2016

HOLYOKEWilliam F. "Bill" Lally, 91 of South Hadley passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on September 18, 1925, Bill was the son of the late Anthony A. and Helen C. (Riley) Lally. Bill attended Holyoke schools and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1944. Following graduation, Bill served in the U.S. Navy attending...
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Edward J. Kobylanski

November 22, 1954 - November 22, 2016

BELCHERTOWN Edward J. Kobylanski, of Belchertown, passed away on his 62nd birthday on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Marion and Albina (Hnitecka) Kobylanski and was educated in Holyoke schools. Edward was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era serving from 1972 to 1975. He was a retired Machinist working at...
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Robert B. Newman

September 28, 1925 - November 21, 2016

HOLYOKE Robert B. Newman, 91, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Springfield, son of the late James and Gertrude (Jahn) Newman and graduated from Trade High School. Bob was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He was employed as a job superintendent in the construction industry for more than 55 years. Robert was...
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Benjamin A. Lariviere

January 7, 1990 - November 19, 2016

WILBRAHAM Benjamin A. Lariviere, age 26, of Wilbraham, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Springfield. He was born in Springfield and educated in the Wilbraham schools. Ben worked in construction for Rocky's Acoustics. He is survived by his parents, Michael Lariviere of Holyoke and Patricia (Titolo) Lariviere of Wilbraham; two brothers: Cody of Wilbraham and Michael of Northampton;...
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David P. Sattler

January 3, 1954 - November 18, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON: David P. Sattler, age 62, of Southampton, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, a graduate of Holyoke High School and attended STCC. David was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he had worked for 30 years and also worked at his family's business, Sattler's Package Store. He is survived by his wife Darlene L. (Fontaine) Sattler;...
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Karen M. Perham

March 29, 1957 - November 17, 2016

WEST SPRINGFIELD Karen M. (Edwards) Perham, 59, of West Springfield, passed away at home Thursday November 17, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Walter D. and Jeannette (Genero) Edwards, and educated in Holyoke schools. Karen was retired from Dinn Brothers. She is survived by a son, John Flynn and his wife Angela of Chicopee; a daughter, Jennifer Flynn of Ludlow; her special...
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Raymond L. Godin

October 12, 1946 - November 14, 2016

CHICOPEE It is with much sadness that the family of Raymond "Moe" L. Godin age 70 on November 14, 2016 passed away surrounded by his family. Raymond, son of the late Walter Godin and Yvonne (Bilodeau) Godin. Raymond was born and raised in Holyoke, Ma. Raymond resided with his wife Florence Godin in Chicopee, Ma and had 44 blessed years of marriage together. He attended trades school, in...
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Carmen Maria Rosario

August 4, 1957 - November 13, 2016

Carmen Maria Rosario, 59, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Vibra in Springfield. She was born in Chicago IL, daughter of the late Juan Rosario and Carmen Rodriguez, and was a retired Union Secretary for a local Labor Union. She has lived here for the past five years. Carmen is survived by two sons: Nikki Rosario of Holyoke and Santana Cruz of Chicago, 5 grandchildren:...
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David J. Spencer, Sr.

October 10, 1948 - November 11, 2016

WESTFIELD David J. Spencer Sr., 68, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends, November 11, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Cecile (Grandchamp), and daughter Bonnie, grandchildren Kevin, Crystal, Melissa and their significant others. As well as his cherished great-grandsons Derek and Aiden, and beloved great...
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Thomas A. Bowler

January 24, 1931 - November 10, 2016

Thomas A. Bowler, 85, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James M. and Helen (Sullivan) Bowler. Tom attended Holyoke Public Schools and Holyoke Community College, as well as Western New England College. Tom proudly served in the Navy Submarine Service during the Korean War. He was a self-employed realtor, and had also worked...
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John L. Hoagland

January 13, 1945 - November 8, 2016

John L. Hoagland, 71, passed away on 11/8/16 surrounded by his family. He was an avid golfer, a dedicated Boston sports fan, was an active member of the American Legion Post 124 in Westfield, MA and was also a proud member of The Masonic Mount Holyoke Lodge. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970. Shortly after he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Westover Air Reserve Base,...
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Mercedes Torres

September 24, 1932 - November 8, 2016

HOLYOKE Mercedes Torres passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday November 8, 2016. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. His passion was playing his guitar and singing folklore Spanish music. He enjoyed telling stories of old times and usually adding in his own details to make the story sound better. He always had his family and friends laughing...
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Adolph P. "Gundi" Matys, Jr.

November 5, 1934 - November 8, 2016

HOLYOKE Adolph (Gundi) Matys, 82, died Tuesday, November 8th surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chicopee, MA on November 5, 1934 to the late Adolph and Bertha (Romaniak) Matys. He attended both Chicopee High School and Monson Academy where he played his favorite sport, football. In 2011 he was elected into the Chicopee Athletic Hall of Fame for football. Gundi spent his entire...
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Robert H. Moriarty, D.D.S.

March 17, 1933 - November 8, 2016

HOLYOKE Dr. Robert Healy Moriarty, D.D.S. age 83, of Holyoke, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, after a three year battle with cancer. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Edward A. and Elizabeth V. (Donoghue) Moriarty and was raised in the Hungry Hill section of Springfield. Bob was a graduate of Cathedral High School, American International College, and the...
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Mary Giguere

September 5, 1922 - November 7, 2016

HOLYOKE Mary (Phakos) Giguere, age 94, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday November 7, 2016 at Loomis House in Holyoke. She was born in Rawlings, Wyoming, the daughter of the late Charles and Aspacia (Yanopulous) Phakos and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Mary was a retired forty year payroll clerk at American Bosch Company in Chicopee, and a longtime member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox...
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Britt Majken Flanagan

August 26, 1921 - November 7, 2016

HOLYOKE Britt Majken (Swanson) Flanagan, 95, wife of William R. Flanagan for 69 years, who was a longtime resident of Holyoke, MA, died after a long illness on Monday November 7, 2016 at Wingate of West Springfield. Born in Asarum, Blekinge, Sweden, she was the daughter of Oskar and Blenda (Hakansson) Swanson. She arrived in the United States in May 1930, grew up in Hartford, CT and West...
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Robert R. Cloutier

August 14, 1936 - November 6, 2016

HOLYOKE Robert R. Cloutier, 80, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, November 6th at his home. Born in Holyoke on August 14, 1936, he was the son of the late Roland and Leona (Champagne) Cloutier. He was educated in Holyoke Catholic Schools, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1954. He met and began dating his future wife Maureen Sheehy while in high school. After high school, Bob...
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Deborah E. Hourihan, R.N.

April 12, 1939 - November 4, 2016

WEST SPRINGFIELD Deborah Elizabeth (O'Connor) Hourihan, 77, passed away at home on Friday, November 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Deborah was born in Holyoke, MA on April 12, 1939 to the late John and Deborah (Seward) O'Connor. She grew up in Holyoke and stayed there to raise her family. She has resided in West Springfield with her family for the past eleven years. Deborah was a...
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Rose E. (Wood) Sullivan, R.N.

March 20, 1926 - November 4, 2016

HADDAM, CT Rose E. (Wood) Sullivan, 90, formerly of South Hadley, died Friday November 4, 2016 in Connecticut. Rose was the daughter of the late William and Loretta (Kane) Wood. She was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from Holyoke High School and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Sullivan. She is survived by five daughters: Loretta...
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Frederick T. Niezgoda

October 14, 1932 - November 3, 2016

HOLYOKE Frederick Teofil Niezgoda, 84, of Holyoke, died peacefully Thursday, November 3, 2016. A city native, he was born on October 14, 1932, to the late Konstanty and Bertha (Murzin) Niezgoda. After attending Mater Dolorosa School, he graduated from Holyoke High School in 1949, and went on to Cushing Academy. He established himself as one of the most valuable players on each school's football...
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Claude G. Dansereau

March 12, 1941 - November 3, 2016

CHICOPEE Claude G. Dansereau, 75, of Chicopee, passed away Thursday November 3, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Claude was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, son of the late William and Yvonne (Monfette) Dansereau. He retired after 35 years as a Pressman for Package Printing, and previously worked at Eastern Specialties as a Machine Operator. Claude is survived by two sons: Daniel Dansereau of...
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William G. Griffin

January 27, 1933 - October 30, 2016

ENFIELD William Gerald Griffin, 83, passed away peacefully at home on October 30, 2016. Bill was born on January 27, 1933, in Springfield Ma, the son of the late John Griffin and Julia Leary. Bill was called to service from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War and stationed in Anchorage Alaska. He married his tobacco picking sweetheart Constance Jacquel in 1952. Together they raised two boys in...
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Irene (Ceppi) Meehan

August 1, 1913 - October 27, 2016

HOLYOKE- Irene M. (Ceppi) Meehan, age 103, of Holyoke, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Loomis House Nursing Center in Holyoke. She was born on August 1, 1913 to Peter and Clara (Della Vedova) Ceppi in Sernio, Province of Sondrio, in the Lombardy Region of Northern Italy. Irene immigrated to Holyoke in August of 1920. She was a graduate of the former Precious Blood School where she learned...
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Patricia Lavinio

October 26, 2016

SPRINGFIELD Patricia Lavinio, age 68, passed away October 26, 2016 at Wingate of Springfield, with her loving husband by her side. Patricia was the daughter of the late William and Thelma Humason of Otis, MA. She leaves her loving husband, Aldo Lavinio, of 49 years of marriage. She also leaves a niece, Darcy, and a nephew Rick; four great-nephews, as well as very close family friends, Judy and...
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Bertha A. Baillargeon

April 25, 1924 - October 25, 2016

HOLYOKE Bertha A. (Dec) Baillargeon, age 92, of Holyoke passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Wingate, South Hadley. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late Matthew and Bertha (Litwora) Dec and was a 1941 graduate of Holyoke High School. Bertha worked for several local insurance agencies, including O'Connor, Ross, Longe and Miles Insurance Agencies, retiring in 1984. A lifelong...
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Peter P. Kaplan

October 24, 2016

HOLYOKE: Peter P. Kaplan, age 76, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of Rita (Slater) Kaplan of Holyoke and the late Peter S. Kaplan and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. Peter retired as a Senior Custodian after working many years in the Holyoke Public School System. He was a member of the South Hadley Sportsmen's Club and Holyoke...
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Theresa D. Flaherty

September 29, 1930 - October 22, 2016

HOLYOKE: Theresa D. (Rodrigue) Flaherty, age 86, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Wingate in Hampden. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Paul and Ludiana Rodrigue and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. Theresa worked for many years as a CNA in several Holyoke area nursing homes. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Flaherty; two brothers, Paul and Wilfred...
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Marylyn Romero

July 28, 1969 - October 22, 2016

HOLYOKE Marylyn Romero, age 47, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Saturday October 22, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. Marylyn was a loving mother who dedicated her time to her children, grandchildren, work, and school. She leaves to cherish her memory her mother Mirta Rivera; her children: Ruben Santana, Jr., Janessa Santana, Kayla Benitez, and Karina Benitez; her five...
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Bertha "Babe" Wheatley

December 20, 1928 - October 20, 2016

HOLYOKE: Bertha "Babe" A. (Miller) Wheatley, 87, of Holyoke, passed into God's peace on Thursday, October 20, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband James Wheatley and her brother Robert Black Miller, Jr. of Leesburg, FL. Babe was born in Holyoke in 1928 to Elsie Clara Loescher and Robert Black Miller Sr. She leaves three daughters: Pamela Lafrennie of Holyoke and her husband Martin, Kathy...
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Mary H. Hickson

October 10, 1925 - October 18, 2016

HOLYOKE: Mary H. (Greaney) Hickson, age 91, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Patrick J. and Nora (Fitzgerald) Greaney and was a 1943 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. Mary was a member of the Dominican Laity, and a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. She was the widow of Walter P. Hickson...
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John P. Moriarty

January 28, 1926 - October 18, 2016

John Patrick Moriarty, age 90, retired Deputy Chief of the Holyoke Fire Department, passed away at home on October 18, 2016. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the United States Navy as a submariner from 1944 to 1946 on the USS Entemedor and the USS Threadfin. He joined the Holyoke Fire department in 1960 and served proudly until his retirement in 1989 as...
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Stephanie M. Pacholec

September 3, 1925 - October 17, 2016

HOLYOKE Stephanie M. (Kasek) Pacholec, 91, of Morgan Street in Holyoke, passed away on Monday, October 17 at the Mont Marie Healthcare Center in Holyoke. She was born in Chicopee on September 3, 1925 to Lawrence Kasek and Mary (Deren) Sypek Kasek. She was educated in Chicopee Schools and attended Chicopee High School. She lived in the Willimansett section of Chicopee on Beverly Street, before...
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Roberta A. Desjardins

April 1, 1940 - October 17, 2016

Roberta Ann (Birdie) Desjardins, 76 of Chicopee, MA, passed away on October 17, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She was born in Springfield where she attended the High School of Commerce and retired in 2006 from Berkshire Manufacturing as General Manager. Roberta leaves her loving and devoted husband and sweetheart, Albert J. Desjardins with whom she met at the age of 16 and...
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Elizabeth M. Sullivan

June 27, 1930 - October 16, 2016

HOLYOKE: Elizabeth M. "Betty" Sullivan, age 86, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Jane (Mowbray) Sullivan and graduated from Holyoke High School and received her Bachelor Degree in Education from UMass Amherst. Betty was an early childhood teacher for many years at Donahue School in Holyoke, retiring in 1985. A...
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John F. Gaughan

November 10, 1938 - October 14, 2016

HOLYOKE - John F. Gaughan, 77 of Holyoke, passed away on October14, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of Holyoke and communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Predeceased by his parents John and Helen (Long) Gaughan, he was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart High School, and Holyoke Community College. John worked for many years as a tower crane operator for Daniel O'Connell's Sons...
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Frank M. Ré

November 13, 1931 - October 12, 2016

HOLYOKE Frank M. Ré of Holyoke died at the Holyoke Medical Center on Wednesday October 12th. Frank was born in Ilhavo, Portugal on Friday November 13th, 1931 - which he always considered his "lucky day." He was the son of Manuel S. and Auzenda Bilelo Ré. Frank was educated in Portugal and came to the United States in 1949 via the Pan Am Clipper, with $50 in his pocket. Achieving U.S....
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Gerald F. Lenihan

July 1, 1963 - October 12, 2016

HOLYOKE- Gerald F. "Jerry" Lenihan, 53, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John P. and Ann (McHale) Lenihan and graduated from Holyoke High School, Class of 1981. Jerry is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Joy (Ely) Lenihan, a son Sam Lenihan of Holyoke, three brothers and their wives: John and Margaret of Holyoke,...
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George W. Lafley, Jr.

June 4, 1920 - October 10, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY George William Lafley, Jr., 96, of South Hadley, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late George W. Lafley, Sr. and Mary (Rust) Lafley. He was predeceased in 2008 by his beloved wife of 66 years, Helena Hardman Lafley, and by his daughter, Cathryn, who died as an infant. Family was the center of...
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Nellie J. Barbacki

September 15, 1920 - October 7, 2016

HOLYOKE Nellie J. (Pinkos) Barbacki, 96, sadly missed by her family, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday October 7, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, MA to Julia and Stanley Pinkos, and educated in Holyoke schools. Her husband Arthur Barbacki passed away in 1983. She is survived by: daughter Rosalind Brezinski, and her husband William of Easthampton ; son Karl Barbacki of Holyoke; ...
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Pauline Walkowicz

February 8, 1918 - October 4, 2016

HOLYOKE My beloved sister Pauline Walkowicz, born Apolonia Krainski, age 98, passed through the Gates of Heaven on October 4, 2016. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Matthew and Frances (Galaska) Krainski and was educated in Holyoke Schools. Pauline was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Church and had worked for many years as a Secretary for Holyoke Hospital, retiring...
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Frederick W. Martin, Sr.

May 9, 1956 - October 3, 2016

HOLYOKE Frederick W. Martin, Sr., 60, of Holyoke, died Monday October 3, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. Frederick was born in Holyoke, son of the late Stanley B. and Joan (Weidhaas) Martin, and was a 1974 graduate of Holyoke High School. Fred was a machinist for many years at H.B. Smith in Holyoke. He is survived by his children: Hallie P. Martin of Holyoke, Frederick W. "Freddie" Martin, Jr....
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Jean A. Griffin

September 9, 1933 - September 30, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Jean A. (Reidy) Griffin, age 83, of South Hadley, died Friday September 30, 2016 at home. Jean was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late James and Anita (Charpentier) Reidy and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Jean was a billing clerk for Reidy Oil Company in Holyoke for many years and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in South Hadley. She was predeceased by her husband,...
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Aldo J. "Joe" Rigali

January 29, 1942 - September 30, 2016

HOLYOKE Aldo Joseph Rigali, know to his friends as Joe, age 74, of Holyoke, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke son of the late Aldo M. and Adrienne (Fournier) Rigali. Joe was a graduate of the Holyoke Trade School and attended Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving...
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Lois Boudreau Standen

June 16, 1932 - September 29, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY- Lois L. (Boudreau) Standen, 84, of South Hadley, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Heritage Hall in Agawam. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Alex and Charlotte (Liebeck) Boudreau and graduated from Holyoke High School, Holyoke Community College, and the former Providence Hospital School of Nursing. A Registered Nurse, Lois had worked at the Holyoke...
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Stephen A. Paley

May 26, 1973 - September 28, 2016

SOUTH HADLEY Stephen A. Paley, 43, of South Hadley, formerly of Southampton and Chatham, died Wednesday September 28, 2016 after a 9 year journey with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Stephen was born in Springfield, son of Maureen (Dunn) Mugg and her husband Dr. William Mugg of South Hadley, and his father Jack Paley of West Paris, Maine. He was a graduate of Hampshire Regional High School and UMass Amherst...
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John F. Panda

January 20, 1919 - September 26, 2016

HOLYOKE – John F. Panda, 97, of Providence Place, died peacefully September 26, 2016 at Mary's Meadow with his daughters at his side. Born January 20, 1919, he was the son of George and Barbara (Remak) Panda of Stratford, CT. He attended schools in Stratford after which he found employment at the Springfield Armory in Springfield, MA. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served...
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Richard P. Camilleri

February 25, 1946 - September 25, 2016

HOLYOKE Richard P. Camilleri, 70, of Holyoke passed away on Sunday September 25, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home after a short battle with cancer. Born in Hartford, CT on February 25, 1946, Richard was the son of the late Thomas Sr. and Pauline (Cartelli) Camilleri. Richard attended Holyoke schools and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1963. Following graduation he worked at the family...
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Mary E. Wentworth

January 5, 1930 - September 23, 2016

HOLYOKE Mary Elizabeth (Harrington) Wentworth, age 86, of Holyoke, died peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016 at The Atrium in Agawam. She was born on January 5, 1930, daughter of the late Daniel J. Harrington and Edith (Yonker) Harrington. Mary grew up in Holden, Mass, where she met and later married the love of her life David F. Wentworth. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Simmons College...
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Anthony J. Tognolatti

April 14, 1930 - September 22, 2016

HOLYOKE: Anthony J. "TNT" Tognolatti, 86, passed away Thursday September 22, 2016. Anthony was born April 14, 1930 and was a lifelong Holyoke resident. Anthony was predeceased by the love of his life and wife, Claire (Miesch) Demery-Tognolatti. He leaves two step-children, Lisa Demery of Feeding Hills, MA and Paul Demery of Charlotte, NC as well as a niece Mary Tognolatti and nephew Titus...
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Dorothy J. Fuette

January 23, 1921 - September 20, 2016

HOLYOKE Dorothy J. "Dot" (Ross) Fuette, age 95, entered into Heaven on Tuesday morning September 20, 2016 from the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, she retired from the Chase and Coolidge Company. She leaves a son, David J. Fuette, a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Fuette, three grandchildren: Kristen A. Fuette, Kenneth R. Fuette, and...
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Joseph A.G. Beaulac

August 30, 1935 - September 20, 2016

HOLYOKE Joseph A.G. "Jake" Beaulac, age 81, of Holyoke, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Raymond and Bernadette (LaChance) Beaulac and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Jake was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War Era, and served in the Army Reserves until 1962. He was a retired longtime plumber for...
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Mario Avigliano

August 23, 1962 - September 19, 2016

Mario Avigliano, 54, of South Hadley, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Douai, France. Mario is survived by his children, Thomas and his wife Aileen, Michael, and Jessica Avigliano, his granddaughters Scarlett and Harriett and many brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 11...
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Francis "Frank" Burdo

January 7, 1925 - September 19, 2016

HOLYOKE: Francis "Frank" Burdo, age 91, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather ended his final journey on Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke, MA after a long battle with cancer. He was born and educated in Easthampton, MA, lived in Holyoke most of his adult life and had moved to Chicopee in 1989. Frank loved the music of the Big Band era and was a...
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Carol Rodrigue Harris

November 24, 1962 - September 18, 2016

HOLYOKE: Carol J. (Rodrigue) Harris, age 53, passed away on September 18, 2016 in Holyoke. She was born and educated in Holyoke, a daughter of Constance (McArdle) Rodrigue and the late Donald Rodrigue. Besides her mother, Carol is survived by a daughter, Lauren Brigham, a grandson, Aiden, a brother Stephen Rodrigue, a sister, Jane Rodrigue and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carol was a...
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William "Bill" White III

May 3, 1947 - September 17, 2016

After battling a series of illnesses for almost two years, on September 17, 2016, a beautiful Saturday morning, William W. White III (also lovingly referred to as Bill) passed into eternal life. Bill was born in Springfield, MA to Rita Maloney and William W. White, Jr. Bill volunteered and served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. Bill was an avid antiques dealer...
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Bronislaw Beben

November 28, 1921 - September 16, 2016

HOLYOKE Bronislaw Beben, 94, of Holyoke, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Poland, son of the late Ludwig and Anna (Lecko) Beben, attended schools there, and came to this country in 1985. He had worked for many years at the Yankee Pedlar Restaurant in Holyoke, and was a longtime communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Church. Bronislaw was...
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Renee Lloyd- Gemme

July 17, 1965 - September 16, 2016

GRANBY- Renee E. Lloyd-Gemme, 51, passed from this life after a long illness on Friday, September 16, 2016. Renee's husband, Kevin Paul Gemme, predeceased her in 2009. Renee was born in Fargo, ND and attended Holyoke High School. She loved horses, gardening and fishing, and had a great love for animals. Renee was a volunteer cook in the kitchen of the United Church of Christ in Granby. She...
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