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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

Joseph S. "Bud" Imler

April 28, 1922 - January 26, 2015

BREWSTER: Joseph Stanton "Bud" Imler, 92, of Brewster, MA, was called to eternal rest on Monday, January 26, 2015 from the Soldiers Home in Holyoke. Bud was born in Belmont, MA on April 28, 1922, son of the late Daniel Joseph and Ruth Alee (Maston) Imler. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1940 where he was Quarterback of his conference winning football team, New England record holder in...
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Shirley A. Walkowicz

September 16, 1930 - January 25, 2015

HOLYOKE: Shirley A. (Geissler) Walkowicz, 84, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Lally) Geissler and was a graduate of the former Saint Jerome High School. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband, Walter Walkowicz, two sons: Stephen Walkowicz of Amherst and William...
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Mary R. "Mae Rose" (O'Neill) Sullivan

June 20, 1922 - January 24, 2015

HOLYOKE: Mary R. "Mae Rose" (O'Neill) Sullivan, 92, of Holyoke, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Loomis House. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Nicholas and Winifred (Lavelle) O'Neill and was educated in the former Sacred Heart Schools. Mae Rose was employed as an Administrative Assistant at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission offices in Springfield and West...
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Nello Rota

October 6, 1914 - January 22, 2015

HOLYOKE: Nello Rota, age 100, of Holyoke died on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Leeds. He was born in Lawrence, MA, son of the late Angelo and Barbara (Zani) Rota and was educated in Italy. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Nello belonged to the VFW Post 801, DAV Chapter 41, American Legion Post 351, The Italian Progressive Society,...
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Roxana E. Cooper DHM

August 8, 1921 - January 22, 2015

HOLYOKE: Roxana E. Cooper, DHM, was born to the late Morris B. and E. Marguerite McQuaid Cooper on August 8, 1921, in Watsonville, CA. She died on January 22nd at the Marian Center, home of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, Holyoke. Roxana entered this religious community in 1966 in the Bronx, NY. At an early age Roxana's parents moved the family to the East Coast, settling in New Jersey. ...
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Jorge L. Neves

March 13, 1968 - January 22, 2015

HOLYOKE: Jorge L. Neves, 46, of Holyoke passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Holyoke Medical Center. Jorge was born in Mozambique, Africa, on March 13, 1968. He was the devoted son of Augusto and Gloria Neves, active members of the Holyoke community since 1976. Jorge is also survived by his beloved wife of 18 years Luanne, with whom he created a beautiful family - son Jack and daughters...
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S. Louise McInerney

August 24, 1916 - January 22, 2015

HOLYOKE: S. Louise (Tucker) McInerney, age 98, of Holyoke passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke. She was born in Cornwall, England, daughter of the late William and Louisa (Williams) Tucker. Louise moved to Holyoke when she was three years old, was educated in Holyoke Schools, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. She was...
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Joseph P. Tremblay

March 4, 1933 - January 20, 2015

HOLYOKE Joseph P. Tremblay, 81, of Holyoke, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the Loomis House in Holyoke. He was born and educated in Chicopee, son of the late Arthur and Alfrieda (Lavoie) Tremblay. Joe served with the Army National Guard from 1950 until 1959 and worked for the City of Holyoke in the Maintenance Department, retiring after many years. He was a lifelong communicant of St....
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John J.J. McMullan

October 11, 1924 - January 20, 2015

HOLYOKE: John J.J. McMullan, age 90, of Holyoke died on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James T. and Catherine (Flanagan) McMullan, and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. He also received degrees from STCC, HCC, WNEC and AIC. John was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge as...
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Margaret (Girard) Aurnhammer

November 10, 1922 - January 20, 2015

HOLYOKE Margaret M. (Girard) Aurnhammer, 92, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on November 10, 1922, daughter of the late Wilfrid and Isabelle Girard, and graduated with her Registered Nursing degree in 1943 from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as an RN at Mercy Hospital and later as a...
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Debra L. Cushing

November 14, 1952 - January 20, 2015

CHICOPEE Debra L. (Ewing) Cushing, age 62, of Chicopee, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of Herbert F. and June M. (Ferguson) Ewing of Chicopee and was a 1970 graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Deb lived most of her life in Chicopee and was the former owner/operator of Sherry's Soft Serve in Fairview. Prior to...
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Patrick J. O'Connor

July 1, 1949 - January 19, 2015

HOLYOKE: Patrick J. O'Connor, age 65, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 surrounded by his family. Pat served as a Lieutenant on the Holyoke Fire Department until his retirement in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Martin) O'Connor; his daughter, Megan O'Connor and her wife Linda Whitney, his two sons Ryan and Brendan; his siblings Abbott Thomas O'Connor O.S.B., Ann O'Connor and...
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Ann Lenihan

August 16, 1931 - January 17, 2015

HOLYOKE: Ann (McHale) Lenihan, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 17, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was born in Mullaghroe, Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland in August 1931, a daughter of the late Ann (Rowan) and John McHale. Ann was educated in Ireland and came to the United States in 1950. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Holyoke. Ann was predeceased by her...
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Ethel A. West

September 11, 1916 - January 17, 2015

HOLYOKE: Ethel A. (Anderson) West, age 98, a lifelong resident of Holyoke, passed away on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Holyoke Health Care Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Alfred and Gerda (Johnson) Anderson, attended Holyoke Schools and graduated from Bay Path Business School. Ethel was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Holyoke. She was the Treasurer and Office...
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Irene A. Jamrog

January 22, 1921 - January 16, 2015

HOLYOKE: Irene Anna Jamrog, 93, of Holyoke passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Holyoke Health Care Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late William and Anna (Zaychowski) Jamrog and was educated in Holyoke Schools. Irene worked for Springfield Photo Mount in Holyoke for forty five years, retiring in 1986. She was a communicant of Mater Dolorosa Church in Holyoke. Irene was...
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Doris Y. (Milton) Klekotka

July 23, 1920 - January 16, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY Doris Y. (Milton) Klekotka, 94, of South Hadley, died Friday January 16, 2015 at Loomis House Skilled Nursing Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Arthur and Helena (LaBonte) Milton, and attended school in Chicopee. She was predeceased by her husband Edmund W. Klekotka in 1977. Doris was a hard working woman all her life, ending her career into her 80s at the...
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Florence I. (McIntyre) Benware

September 20, 1915 - January 15, 2015

LONGMEADOW Florence I. (McIntyre) Benware peacefully left this world on Thursday January 15, 2015 with her family by her side. Born in Portland, Maine, she was educated there and graduated in 1937 from Gorham Teachers College. She spent much of her childhood enjoying summers at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She began her 30 year teaching career in Freeport, ME and later taught in Vermont and...
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Cheryl A. (Butler) Carpenter

January 4, 1949 - January 12, 2015

Cheryl A. (Butler) Carpenter, 65, of South Hadley, passed away Monday January 12, 2015 at Wingate of South Hadley. She was born in Holyoke, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. For the last sixteen years, Cheryl was a caregiver for her beloved grandchildren. She was a member of the Women of the Moose # 1489 in Chicopee, attaining the degree College of Regent. She was predeceased by her...
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Margaret "Peg" (Cavanaugh) Pettico

April 7, 1923 - January 12, 2015

HOLYOKE- Margaret (Cavanaugh) Pettico, age 91, of Holyoke, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Birch Manor in Chicopee. She was born in Manchester NH, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Lamay) Cavanaugh and was educated in the Manchester schools. Peg had lived here for more than sixty-eight years, and worked as a bookkeeper at Holyoke Catholic High School from 1963 until her retirement...
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Maureen C. (McDonald) Haller

May 3, 1939 - January 10, 2015

EASTHAMPTON-Maureen (McDonald) Haller, 75, of Easthampton, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and educator was called home on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from her family after a long illness. She was born and educated in Holyoke, daughter of the late Chester and Catherine (Rohan) McDonald. Maureen was a graduate of Sacred Heart School, class of 1957 and Our Lady of the Elms...
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Phyllis S. Taylor

April 28, 1932 - January 9, 2015

HOLYOKE: Phyllis Sophie (Milewski) Taylor, age 82, of Holyoke, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Loomis House in Holyoke. She was born in Clinton, MA on April 28, 1932 to the late William and Rose (Tuminski) Milewski, had attended St. Mary School and was a 1949 graduate of Clinton High School. Phyllis was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Holyoke and had worked for many...
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Zachary T. Pratt

January 10, 1992 - January 7, 2015

HOLYOKE: Zachary Thomas Pratt, age 22, of Holyoke, passed away on January 7, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Holyoke and a graduate of Holyoke High School. He enjoyed sports and spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother and father, Patricia and Glenn Pratt of Holyoke, his partner, Molly Blais and their children, Gracie and Finnley Blais-Pratt, and his...
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Patricia L. Curran

September 24, 1960 - January 5, 2015

MONSON: Patricia L. (Cousineau) Curran, 54, of Monson, died Monday January 5, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Leslie and Rhea (Cutler) Cousineau, and was a 1978 graduate of Hampshire Regional High School. Patty is survived by a daughter Tia Fortier and her fiancé Shane Fricke of Monson; her life partner Kevin Wolf of Monson; two sisters: Sally and...
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Susan M. Egan

April 24, 1949 - January 5, 2015

HOLYOKE: Susan M. Egan, 65, of Holyoke, died Monday January 5, 2015 at Heritage Hall South in Agawam. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late William D. and Pearl (Hebert) Egan, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. Susan served the City of Holyoke in the City Clerk's Office from 1970 to 2013. She was appointed Holyoke's first female City Clerk by her mentor James Shea in 1992. She...
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Doris L. Crabtree

July 31, 1924 - January 4, 2015

HOLYOKE Doris L. Crabtree, 90, of Holyoke, died Sunday January 4, 2015 at Mt. Saint Vincent Nursing Home. Doris worked for many years as a cosmetologist, owned her own craft shop, and volunteered at the Holyoke Canoe Club where she organized activities in the ballroom. She is survived by two sons, Wesly Crabtree, of Holyoke, and Douglas Crabtree, of Westfield; and a granddaughter Kelly Crabtree....
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Dennis J. Murray

April 12, 1951 - January 3, 2015

HOLYOKE: Dennis J. Murray, age 63, of Holyoke, died on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Raymond and Estelle (Cotnoir) Murray and graduated from Sacred Heart School and Holyoke Catholic High School. Dennis was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served in the Tank Corps in Germany. He was a longtime employee of...
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Patricia A. "Pat" Kennedy

February 22, 1937 - January 2, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY Patricia A. "Pat" (Flynn) Kennedy, age 77, of South Hadley, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015, following a long illness. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late Patrick and Ena (Jolicoeur) Flynn. Pat was a 1954 graduate of Chicopee High School. Over the years, she worked at Dorothy Dodd, Savage Arms, Montgomery Ward, and Valley Bank. In 1996, she retired from...
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John P. Griffin

February 14, 1935 - December 28, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY John P. Griffin, age 79, of South Hadley, died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Thomas E. and Katherine (Deane) Griffin, was a 1952 graduate of Holyoke High School and a 1963 graduate of American International College. John worked for many years for Reidy Energy Co. and later was a C.P.A. for the Lester...
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Daniel T. Noiseux

May 12, 1965 - December 26, 2014

HOLYOKE: Daniel T. Noiseux, 49, of Congress Ave., Holyoke, MA, Passed away unexpected on December 26, 2014 at Holyoke Medical Center, after battling health issues over the past two years. He was born on the Naval base in Brunswick, ME to his late parents, Augustine J. and Helen T. (Daly) Noiseux. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Katy (Lohr) Noiseux of fourteen years and his stepson Jacob Lohr....
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Martin W. Mann

February 9, 1941 - December 26, 2014

HOLYOKE Martin W. Mann, age 73, of Holyoke passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 26, 2014 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Emmett A. and Lillian (Martin) Mann and was educated in the Holyoke Schools. A United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Martin worked as a plumber for many years. He belonged to the American Veterans Post 70, American Legion 325, Eagles...
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James R. Kelly

December 11, 1990 - December 25, 2014

HOLYOKE James R. Kelly, age 24, of Holyoke, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, December 25, 2014. He was born in Holyoke, son of Margo (Kane) Kelly of Holyoke and the late Geoffrey Kelly and graduated from Dean Technical High School and Holyoke Community College. James was employed as a chef at the Delaney House Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Holyoke. Besides...
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Eileen Hunter

May 2, 1932 - December 24, 2014

HOLYOKE Eileen (Mulqueeny) Hunter, 82, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Loomis House. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Austin and Elizabeth (Eger) Mulqueeny and was a graduate of Holyoke High School and the Holyoke Hospital School of Nursing. Eileen was a retired Registered Nurse at Holyoke Hospital, and a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. She is...
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Marc A. Cournoyer

December 31, 1946 - December 24, 2014

HOLYOKE- Marc A. Cournoyer, age 67, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and close friends. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Adlor and Adrienne (Hamel) Cournoyer and was a 1966 graduate of Holyoke High School. Marc also received his Bachelors Degree from Westfield State College and a Masters Degree from Anna Maria College. He...
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Anna (Donohue) Bowler

September 15, 1926 - December 17, 2014

HOLYOKE Anna L. (Donohue) Bowler, age 88, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at Loomis House in Holyoke. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Michael and Bridget (Healy) Donohue and was a 1944 graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. Anna was a retired twenty-five year Branch Manager at Peoples Bank Highland Branch in Holyoke, and was a member of the Saint...
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Constance Carey Rondeau

September 29, 1923 - December 16, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY Constance J. "Connie" (Sheehan) Carey Rondeau, age 91, of South Hadley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Hobert) Sheehan. Connie was a 1941 graduate of Holyoke High School and attended The College of Mandl School of Technology. She had retired from the former Providence Hospital where she worked...
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Alice (Orszulak) Cundiff

July 17, 1945 - December 14, 2014

HOLYOKE Alice (Orszulak) Cundiff, 69, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend to so many, died peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, December 14, 2014. She leaves her mother Helen Orszulak of Holyoke; her brothers Stanley and Michael Orszulak of Holyoke and her husband of 52 years, Robert W. Cundiff also of Holyoke; a daughter Barbara Eufemia and her...
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Mary Greaney

December 21, 1925 - December 14, 2014

HOLYOKE Mary (Sbrogna) Greaney, 88, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday December 14, 2014 at the Holyoke Health Care Center. Mary was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Emilio and Anna (D'Gregorio) Sbrogna, and was a graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester. She worked for many years at the Holyoke Hospital, retiring in 1985. Mary was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a...
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Rose M. Delaurier

March 14, 1948 - December 13, 2014

Rose M. (Katavola) Delaurier, age 66, of the Florence section of Northampton, died on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Peter and Jennie (Vlohiotis) Katavola and was a 1966 graduate of Holyoke High School. Rose was a retired Manager at the Reservations Desk at The Days Inn in Florida. She had also been employed as a Clerk at...
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Bonnie Stone

May 26, 1961 - December 13, 2014

HOLYOKE Barbara A. "Bonnie" Stone, 53, of Holyoke, died Saturday December 13, 2014. Bonnie was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Richard and Eleanor (Minkley) Stone, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. She was a waitress at local restaurants for many years. She was an avid gardener, loved her dogs, and loved the beach. Bonnie is survived by the love of her life Joe Gaudet, with whom...
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Christine M. (Bouchard) Shea

December 13, 2014

HOLYOKE Christine May (Bouchard) Shea, age 63, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at her home. She was born Houlton, ME, daughter of the late Joseph and Regina Bouchard. Christine was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, James Clark Shea. She is survived by four daughters: Regina Shea- Sullivan and her husband Tim, and their two children Nate and Noah; Kristie Ann Slattery and her...
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Winifred M. Burns

August 14, 1923 - December 12, 2014

HOLYOKE: Winifred Mary (O'Leary) Burns, age 91, a lifelong resident of Holyoke, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Mont Marie Health Care Center. She was born in Holyoke, a daughter of the late John F. and Winifred A. (Barrett) O'Leary and was a 1940 graduate of the former Holy Rosary High School and Our Lady of The Elms College in 1944. Winifred was a United States Navy...
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James E. O'Leary

April 7, 1933 - December 8, 2014

HOLYOKE- James E. O'Leary, 81, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully at the Holyoke Soldier's Home on Monday, December 8, 2014. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James and May (Leary) O'Leary and graduated from Holyoke High School in 1950 and Saint Anselm College in 1954. Jim was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1954 to 1956.He then received a Master's Degree from...
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Dorothy R. Johnson

November 20, 1925 - December 8, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Dorothy R. (Feather) Johnson, formerly of Northampton, passed away on Monday December 8, 2014 at Willimansett Center West. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh and her strong love for her family and friends. In her early days she owned and operated Dotty's Den Restaurant in Holyoke, and later worked at the former Technifax, where she retired. Dorothy was a devoted member...
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Ronald H. Fritz

June 7, 1932 - December 5, 2014

HOLYOKE Ronald H. Fritz, our father, brother, and best friend, passed into eternal life on December 5, 2014 to be together again with his wife Joan (Weissbach) Fritz and son Wayne Fritz. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Henry and Hilda (Preissler) Fritz and was educated in Holyoke Schools. Ron was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 32 years at Orr Cadillac in...
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Mary Louise O'Brien

December 15, 1924 - December 2, 2014

HOLYOKE, MA and KENNEBUNKPORT, ME: Mary Louise (Flynn) O'Brien, 89, passed away peacefully in the loving care of her family at the Southern Maine Medical Center on December 2, 2014. She was born on December 15, 1924, daughter of the late Simon A. and Elizabeth F. (Fenton) Flynn. She was predeceased by her six brothers and sisters: Dr. Simon A., Robert L. and Joseph H. Flynn, Elizabeth Grenier,...
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Shane P. Lafond

October 10, 1992 - November 29, 2014

AGAWAM Shane Patrick Lafond, 22, passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2014. Shane leaves to treasure his memory his beloved mother Tracy (Whelihan) Wilkie of Agawam, beloved father Joseph Lafond of South Hadley, as well as his step-father John Wilkie and little brother Brett Wilkie of Agawam. Shane attended Agawam public schools and leaves behind many cherished friendships. Shane was very...
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John T. Bigelow

June 1, 1950 - November 28, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY John T. Bigelow, 64, of South Hadley, died Friday November 28, 2014 at the Holyoke Medical Center. John was born in Holyoke, son of the late John F. and Elaine (Marion) Bigelow. He graduated from Holyoke High School in 1968, and attended the Franklin Institute in Boston. John was a self-employed electrical contractor for many years. He is survived by his wife Janice C. (Page)...
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Robert H. Brouillette

February 6, 1952 - November 27, 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Robert H. Brouillette, 62, of Southampton, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 27, 2014, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Leo and Lucille (Lareau) Brouillette and graduated from Holyoke High School and Holyoke Community College. Bob was a twenty-five year employee of Avery-Dennison Corp. and...
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Thomas E. "Tim" Lavelle

September 28, 1941 - November 25, 2014

BELCHERTOWN- Thomas E. "Tim" Lavelle, 73, of Belchertown, died on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his home. He was born in Holyoke and was educated in the former Holy Rosary Schools in Holyoke and South Hadley High School. Tim was employed at Atlas Copco in Holyoke and later at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in the Maintenance Dept. He is survived by his wife Concetta "Connie" (Oliveri)...
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Frederick A. Urdzela

September 9, 1936 - November 22, 2014

HOLYOKE Frederick A. Urdzela, 78, died peacefully at home on November 22, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Springfield, MA on September 9, 1936 to the late Frances and Walter Urdzela. Fred was educated in Holyoke schools, and retired from a 32 year career with the Holyoke Fire Department, with the rank of Captain. An avid outdoorsman, Fred was a member of the Beagle Club for 50...
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Charlotte L. Lawrence

March 4, 1922 - November 22, 2014

HOLYOKE Charlotte L. (Bartosiewicz) Lawrence, 92, of Holyoke, died Saturday November 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Alexander and Eugenia (Kadlubowski) Bartosiewicz and graduated from Holyoke High School. Charlotte worked for many years and retired from the Mt. Holyoke College Library. She was a communicant of the former Mater Dolorosa Parish....
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Thomas M. Kelliher

November 1, 1940 - November 20, 2014

HOLYOKE Thomas M. Kelliher, 74, of Holyoke, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John F. and Eleanor (Daley) Kelliher and was educated in the former Saint Jerome schools. Tom was a laborer for several area construction companies. He is survived by a son Thomas, a daughter Tammy, two grandchildren: Rachelle Tondryk and Michael Tondryk, a brother...
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Thomas F. Gloster, Jr.

June 28, 1922 - November 16, 2014

Thomas F. Gloster Jr. 92, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday November 16, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Thomas F. and Mary Agnes (Carey) Gloster and was educated in the former Saint Jerome schools. Tom was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, serving as a Technical Sergeant in the European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign. An aerial...
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Robert R. Wheatley

May 13, 1933 - November 14, 2014

HOLYOKE Bob passed away in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was a contented soul, happy to be of service to his family, friends and community. His greatest joy came from family and friends, living in Rock Valley, a good joke, Boothbay Harbor sunsets, walking the Marginal Way, Grey Goose Martinis, golf and his big blue tractor. Bob graduated from Holyoke Trade school and...
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Rosemary Perkins

October 10, 1927 - November 14, 2014

EASTHAMPTON: Rosemary (Coffey) Perkins, beloved military wife, passed into eternal grace at her home surrounded by her loving family on November 14, 2014. She was born on October 10, 1927, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to Bridget and Jeremiah Coffey. She shared her childhood home on Hampden Street with her two sisters, Margaret Mary (Peggy) Chivas, and Patricia (Patty) Coffey. She had a younger...
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Paolina Emerson

September 22, 1917 - November 10, 2014

MONSON Paolina (Griseri) Palpini Emerson, 97, of Monson, died on Monday November 10, 2014 at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow. She was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Luca and Anna (Rolfi) Griseri, and was a graduate of Springfield Technical High School. Paolina was a retired Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and lived most of her life in East Longmeadow. She was...
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Wilbert L. St. Germain

December 15, 1927 - November 8, 2014

HOLYOKE Wilbert L. St. Germain, 86, of Holyoke, died Saturday November 8, 2014 at Birch Manor Nursing Home in Chicopee. Wilbert was born in Holyoke, son of the late Edmund and Aurore (Otis) St. Germain. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School, served in the United States Coast Guard, and worked for Acme Chain Co. for many years, where he retired from. Wilbert was a communicant of Immaculate...
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Suzy O'Donnell

February 1, 1963 - November 6, 2014

CHICOPEE Suzanne "Suzy" O'Donnell, 51, of Chicopee, died unexpectedly Thursday November 6, 2014 at her home. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of Joan (Dansereau) O'Donnell and the late Michael C. O'Donnell, Jr., and graduated from Holyoke Catholic High School. Suzy served in the United State Air Force Reserves. She is survived by her mother, Joan O'Donnell of Dania Beach, FL; her step-mother...
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Raymond A. Hartnett

June 23, 1947 - November 5, 2014

HOLYOKE Raymond A. Hartnett, 67, of Holyoke, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and Madeline (Huston) Hartnett, and was educated in the former Sacred Heart School and Holyoke Catholic High School. Ray was a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a retired telephone company lineman. He was a huge sports fan,...
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Diane Belliveau Askew

July 23, 1951 - November 5, 2014

South Hadley: Diane Patricia (Belliveau) Askew, age 63, of South Hadley, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones, after a courageous 4 ½ year battle with esophageal cancer. Her passion and love for the arts and nature included quilting, sewing, knitting, gardening, and broadway musicals. Diane shared many special vacations and adventures while cruising on...
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Gary R. Miller

March 13, 1946 - November 4, 2014

CHICOPEE Gary Miller of Chicopee, born 13th March 1946 to the late Rose Lindsey (Bader) and Frank Miller, passed away Monday 4th of November 2014. Gary was born and raised in the Willimansett area with brothers Doug, Alan, Glen, and sister Maureen. Gary was an artist blessed with talent, imagination, and excitement brought forth many beautiful works of heart. His enthusiasm for life and his...
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Helen G. (Baran) Miles

May 18, 1917 - November 3, 2014

HOLYOKE Helen G. (Baran) Miles, 97, of Holyoke, died Monday November 3, 2014 at the Holyoke Health Care Center. She was born in Granby, MA daughter of the late John and Genofefa (Madej) Baran and educated there. Helen is survived by a daughter Judith Clarke and her husband Thomas of Holyoke; a son James T. Miles, Jr. and his wife Marybeth of Holyoke; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;...
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Sandra (LaFleur) Carroll

April 22, 1949 - November 2, 2014

SPRINGFIELD Sandra (LaFleur) Carroll, 65, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at her home. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of Harvey and Marjory (Ramsey) LaFleur and was a 1967 graduate of Chicopee High School. Sandra had worked in the offices of Heatbath Corp. of Indian Orchard for the past ten years, and had lived in Willimansett before moving to Springfield in 1992....
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Marian Kennedy

September 28, 1928 - November 2, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY Marian Fannie (Purcell) Kennedy, 86, of South Hadley died Sunday November 2, 2014 surrounded by her family and friends at home. Marian was the daughter of the late Arthur and Francis Purcell. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Thomas M. Kennedy in 2010. She was also predeceased by her two brothers Arthur, and her twin, Donald Purcell. Marian attended nurses training at...
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Mary (Herlihy) Kelly

June 4, 1914 - November 1, 2014

CHICOPEE Mary H. (Herlihy) Kelly, 100, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Farrell) Herlihy and was a 1931 graduate of Cathedral High School. Mary had lived most of her life in Chicopee, and was a retired longtime supervisor of the New England Telephone Company cafeteria in Springfield....
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Daniel F. Dibble

January 4, 1926 - October 29, 2014

HOLYOKE Daniel F. Dibble, age 88, of Holyoke, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Pittsfield, MA. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Howard and Alice (Curran) Dibble, was a graduate of Holyoke High School and was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. Dan was a communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Church. He was the Mayor of Holyoke from 1964 to 1967, and had stayed...
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Denis M. LaChapelle, Sr.

July 16, 1940 - October 29, 2014

AGAWAM: Denis M. LaChapelle, Sr., age 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late George and Margaret (Fitzgerald) LaChapelle and was a 1958 graduate of Holyoke High School. Denis was a retired Detective Police Sergeant for Amtrak where he had worked for many years. He was a member of Jericho, the Holyoke...
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Edward K. Holly, Jr.

August 20, 1925 - October 27, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY Edward K. Holly, Jr., 89, of South Hadley, died Monday October 27, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in South Hadley, son of the late Edward K. and Evelyn (Allen) Holly, and was a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of South Hadley High School, the Bentley School of Accounting & Finance, and Western New England College. Ed was a United States Army Veteran of World War...
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Raymond A. Briere

October 29, 1928 - October 27, 2014

HOLYOKE Raymond A. Briere, 85 of Holyoke, died Monday October 27, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Easthampton, son of the late Alfred and Rose (DeLima) Briere and was educated in Easthampton Schools. Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal. He retired from the Easthampton Fire Department in 1979 after 26 years of service. Ray was a...
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James R. "Jay" Gillis

December 12, 1939 - October 26, 2014

HOLYOKE James "Jay" Richard Gillis passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, October 26, 2014, with his three children by his side. He was born in Holyoke on December 12, 1939 to the late Nora and Ronald E Gillis. He is predeceased by his wife of forty five years, Susan Talbot Gillis, and his sister, Marianne Conway of Weymouth. He is survived by his older brother, Ronald Gillis of Clermont,...
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Evelyn L. (Jarvis) Bienvenue

October 27, 1925 - October 26, 2014

CHICOPEE Evelyn L. (Jarvis) Bienvenue, 88, of Chicopee, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Palmer Health Care Center. She was born in Champlain, New York, daughter of the late William and Delia (Favreau) Jarvis and lived most of her life in Westfield. Evelyn was a retired computer technician at Digital Corporation in Westfield, and had also worked at F.W. Sickles Company. She enjoyed...
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Marta (Starsiak) Legowski

November 1, 1965 - October 26, 2014

CHICOPEE Marta (Starsiak) Legowski, 48, of Chicopee, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. She was born in Menrzechow, Poland, and was educated there. She was a twenty-six year production supervisor at Edaron, Inc. in Holyoke. Marta is survived by her parents, Stanislaw and Maria (Lupa) Starsiak of Chicopee; her daughter Dorothy A. Logvinenko and...
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Ann Maher, R.N.

November 21, 1926 - October 23, 2014

FEEDING HILLS Ann (Walsh) Maher R.N., 87 of Feeding Hills, died Thursday October 23, 2014 at Heritage Hall East Nursing Facility in Agawam. Ann was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Walsh) Walsh. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, St. Francis Nursing School in Hartford and received her Master's in Special Education from UMass. She was a registered nurse and...
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James "Ziggy" Sears

October 18, 1931 - October 18, 2014

HOLYOKE: James T. "Ziggy" Sears, passed away peacefully on his 83rd birthday, Saturday October 18, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Edward J. and Mary A. (Doherty) Sears and was a graduate of the former Saint Jerome High School. James was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. A professional photographer, Ziggy worked for many years at the...
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John G. McNee

April 5, 1928 - October 16, 2014

ORANGE: John G. McNee, 86 of Orange, died Thursday October 16, 2014 at home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Thomas and Mary (Moynihan) McNee, attended Blessed Sacrament School, and was a graduate of Holyoke Trade High School. John was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving in England, and was an excellent sharpshooter, having the ability to hit a dime at two hundred...
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Thomas C. Cadigan

October 1, 1937 - October 16, 2014

HOLYOKE Thomas C. Cadigan, 77 of Holyoke, passed away Thursday October 16, 2014 at Holyoke Health Care Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late John J. and Mary (Kirkpatrick) Cadigan and graduated from Holyoke High School, Holyoke Community College, and Westfield State College. Tom served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959, and was a retired 45 year teacher in the Holyoke Public...
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Patricia Anne Townsend

November 4, 1951 - October 14, 2014

HOLYOKE Patricia Anne "Tricia" Townsend, 62 of Holyoke, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on October 14, 2014. Born in Holyoke, MA to the late Edward P. and Catherine (McCormick) Daly, Tricia was a 1969 graduate of Holyoke High School. She attended Mount Ida College, and was employed as a secretary at several local companies. She took pleasure in work in the office and...
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Elizabeth M. Huller

March 25, 1922 - October 11, 2014

HOLYOKE: Elizabeth M. Huller, 92, of Holyoke passed away peacefully at Mary's Meadow in Holyoke on Saturday, October 11, 2014. She was born in Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany, on March 25, 1922, a daughter of the late Casper J. and Margaret (Karl) Huller. Elizabeth came to Holyoke as a child, and was educated in the former St. Jerome Grammar and High Schools. She received her Bachelor's Degree...
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Jean K. (Morin) Grady

August 22, 1923 - October 7, 2014

HOLYOKE Jean K. (Morin) Grady, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 with her loving family by her side. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Katherine (Mullen) Morin. She graduated from Rosary High School as Valedictorian of The Class of 1940. Her late husband, William C. Grady, the love of her life, passed in 2008. He was in her thoughts daily and missed very much....
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Patrick A. Rud

July 27, 1982 - October 3, 2014

HOLYOKE Patrick A. Rud, 32, of Holyoke, died Friday October 3, 2014 in Holyoke. He was born in Holyoke, son of Gary A. Rud of Holyoke, and Susan (Nichols) Rud Redfern and her husband Michael Redfern of Holyoke. Patrick was a graduate of Dean Technical High School, and served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005. He was currently a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force,...
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Kathleen F. Devine DHM

January 9, 1939 - October 3, 2014

HOLYOKE: Kathleen Florence Devine, DHM, age 75, died early Friday Morning at Holyoke Medical Center. She resided at the Marian Center, the retirement residence of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, located at 1365 Northampton Street, Holyoke. Kathleen was born in Philadelphia on January 9, 1939, the daughter of the late John and Florence (Pflieger) Devine. She was educated in Most Precious...
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David F. Wentworth

September 15, 1929 - October 1, 2014

HOLYOKE David Francis Wentworth, 85, died peacefully on October 1, 2014, at Hospice of the Fisher Home, in Amherst, MA. He was born on September 15, 1929, the son of the late Lyman Wentworth and the late Diana Hill Wentworth. Dave grew up in Holden, MA, where in first grade he met the love of his life and future wife, Mary Elizabeth Harrington. He earned a BS in Forestry from the University of...
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William R. Scribner, Sr.

March 1, 1944 - September 29, 2014

GRANBY William R. Scribner, Sr., 70 of Granby, died early Monday morning September 29, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center. William was born in Holyoke, son of the late William and Opal Scribner, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was retired from the Mount Holyoke College Facilities Department. Bill was a member of the Basketball Officials...
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Margaret Cavanaugh

February 28, 1918 - September 28, 2014

HOLYOKE Margaret (Monahan) Cavanaugh, 96 of Holyoke, died Sunday September 28, 2014 at Wingate of East Longmeadow. Margaret was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Michael and Maude (McCain) Monahan. She was educated in the Holyoke school system, a graduate of Elms College and received her Master's Degree from Springfield College. Margaret was a school adjustment councilor in the Holyoke...
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Laura C. Maggioli

September 19, 2014

DEDHAM: Laura C. (Delaiti) Maggioli, 85, formerly of Holyoke, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Paul J. Maggioli, Laura is survived by her children, Nancy and her husband Val Madden of Needham, Linda and her husband WD McNeely of Denver, and Paul E. Maggioli of Wilmington. Loved dearly by her grandchildren; Julie, Joe and his wife Kendra Madden, Whitney and...
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Donald P. Collins

June 15, 1947 - September 16, 2014

HOLYOKE: Donald P. Collins, 67, beloved brother and loving father of three, passed away after a short battle with melanoma on Tuesday, 16 September at Wingate Healthcare in West Springfield. A native son of Holyoke, he was born on June 15, 1947 the second son of John and Ann Collins. A true patriot to his country, Donald completed two tours to Vietnam attaining the rank of MAJ by the end of his...
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Dean F. Connor

July 14, 1960 - September 15, 2014

Dean F. Connor, 54, of Worcester, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 15, 2014 at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Daniel and Barbara (Desrosiers) Connor and was a 1978 graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School. Dean was employed as a construction supervisor for many years, and had lived in Worcester since 2006. While in Holyoke he was a member of Knights of Columbus Council...
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David M. Coughlin

March 15, 1955 - September 12, 2014

HOLYOKE David M. Coughlin, 59 of Holyoke, passed away Friday September 12, 2014 at his home. David was born in Holyoke, son of the late Robert and Phyllis (Hanzel) Coughlin, graduated from Westfield High School, and attended Westfield State College. He worked for many years as a claims adjuster in the insurance and finance field. He is survived by his brother Philip Coughlin and his wife Karen...
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Brian A. Mitchell

February 24, 1958 - September 12, 2014

EASTHAMPTON: Brian A. Mitchell, loving husband, wonderful father, awesome brother, good friend…kind, gentle, loving man passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2014 in the home that he loved with his wife by his side, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Gina, and sons, Nick, Matthew, Shawn and fiancée Jessica Taylor....
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Mary "Rose" Cadigan

November 22, 1931 - September 9, 2014

HOLYOKE- Mary "Rose" (Moriarty) Cadigan, 83 of Holyoke, died Tuesday September 9, 2014 at New England Health Care Center in Sunderland. Rose was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget (Sullivan) Moriarty. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, and a Telephone Operator for many years at Nynex. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Rose was predeceased...
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Paul D. Bissonnette, Sr.

July 18, 1932 - September 8, 2014

CHICOPEE Paul D. Bissonnette Sr. age 82, of Chicopee, died on Monday September 8, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late George E. and Meta G. (Denton) Bissonnette and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. Paul was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired custodian for the town of Granby. He was a member of...
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Robert P. Sanborn, Jr.

July 20, 1924 - September 8, 2014

HOLYOKE Robert P. Sanborn, Jr., 90, of Holyoke, died Monday September 8, 2014 at Holyoke Health Care Center. Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA son of the late Robert P. and Martha Sanborn, Sr. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII, a graduate of Lehigh University, where he played Varsity Hockey and was a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, and later worked for many years at Atlas Copco,...
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Janet Y. Cassidy

November 4, 1924 - September 7, 2014

HOLYOKE: Janet Yvonne "Jean" (Malboeuf) Cassidy, 89, formerly of Holyoke and Chicopee Falls, died Sunday, September 7, 2014 in Beverly, MA. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Rondeau) Malboeuf and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. During World War II Jean was a member of a USO Troupe that entertained troops at Westover AFB in Chicopee. She attended...
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Theresa M. (Daigle) Lally

March 26, 1930 - September 7, 2014

HOLYOKE- Theresa M. (Daigle) Lally, 84, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Bert and Mary (LaBrie) Daigle and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. Theresa was the widow of Peter J. Lally Jr. who died on December 17, 2013. She is survived by a son, Peter J. Lally III and his wife Diane of...
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Eileen T. (Smith) Pappas

March 19, 1931 - September 5, 2014

HOLYOKE Eileen T. (Smith) Pappas, of Brockton MA, daughter of the late Sarah and Michael Smith of Holyoke, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Renaissance Manor in Holyoke. She was the widow of Nicholas T. Pappas who died in 2005. Eileen was raised in Holyoke and had lived in Brockton for many years. She graduated from Holyoke High School, class of 1948, American International College,...
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Viola Szalkucki

October 18, 1921 - September 4, 2014

Viola Szalkucki, 92, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 4, 2014 at Mont Marie Health Care Center. She was born in Amherst, MA, daughter of the late Marcel and Jozefa (Kaminski) Ocicki, and was a graduate of Amherst High School and Northampton Commercial College. Viola served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant during WW-II. She was a communicant of Our...
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William M. Gifford, Jr.

May 11, 1941 - September 1, 2014

GRANBY- William M. Gifford, Jr. 73, of Granby, MA passed away Monday September 1, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born in Haverhill, MA son of the late William M. and Ruth (Witham) Gifford, and was a graduate of Haverhill High School in 1959. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of 20 years, the former owner of the Harvest Valley Restaurant in...
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Keira Marie Wilson

August 31, 2014 - August 31, 2014

HOLYOKE- Keira Marie Wilson was born in Holyoke on August 31, 2014 and passed away peacefully later that evening surrounded by her family. She leaves her loving parents, Trisha (Mackey) and Timothy Wilson both of Holyoke. She also leaves her maternal grandparents, David Mackey and Darlene (Beauchemin) Mackey and her paternal Nana, Anne (Stack) Wilson. She will be missed by her aunts; Lisa ...
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Gerald L. Robert

May 2, 1933 - August 25, 2014

HOLYOKE: Gerald L. Robert, 81, of Holyoke, died on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Renaissance Manor. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Rosario and Yvette (Rouillard) Robert and attended local schools. Gerald was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a United States Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. Gerald...
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William H Ellis

October 13, 1933 - August 25, 2014

CHICOPEE: Willliam (Red) Harold Ellis passed away peacefully Monday morning. The son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Ward) Ellis, he was born October 13, 1933. Bill grew up in Willamansett and was educated in the Chicopee school system. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Ann Duncan (Tomlinson) Ellis. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and spent his professional career as a...
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