Family Login:

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

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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;...
View Tribute »

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;...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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:...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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....
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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; ...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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....
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Mildred "Millie" Smith

August 24, 1932 - September 15, 2016

CHICOPEE: Mildred Mary "Millie" (Billings) Smith, age 84, of Chicopee, MA, beloved wife, mother and aunt passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on September 15, 2016 surrounded by her family. Millie was born in Stamford, CT on August 24, 1932 to James T. Billings of Stamford Ct and Catherine McGovern Billings of Bawnboy, County Cavan, Ireland, and graduated from Mother of God Academy in...
View Tribute »

Paul T. Desroches

December 23, 1942 - September 12, 2016

HOLYOKE Paul T. Desroches, 73, of Holyoke, passed away Monday September 12, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. Paul was born in Holyoke, son of the late Sylvio and Rose (Brochu) Desroches, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. He was retired from Production work at James River Graphics in South Hadley. Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Guyon) Desroches; two daughters: Brittanie...
View Tribute »

William E. "Billy" Costello

October 4, 1938 - September 11, 2016

CHICOPEE William E. "Billy" Edward Costello, age 77, of Chicopee, died Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Baystate Medical Center. Billy was born in Holyoke, MA, on October 4, 1938, to the late Raymond Sr. and Marion Costello, and educated in Holyoke schools. He worked for 26 years as a tow motor operator at the former Nonotuck Manufacturing and as a machine operator at Kanzaki Paper for 10 years...
View Tribute »

George Leo Bach

March 3, 1932 - September 11, 2016

HOLYOKE George Leo Bach, age 84, of Holyoke, died Sunday September 11, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. George was born in Holyoke, son of the late Louis and Maybelle (Forsander) Bach, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School and Holyoke Community College in 1956. He was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. George was a Firefighter in the Holyoke Fire Department, retiring in...
View Tribute »

Helen Higgins

July 23, 1916 - September 11, 2016

HOLYOKE Helen (Hyde) Higgins, age 100, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Sunday September 11, 2016 at Willimansett Center West. Helen was born in Holyoke July 23, 1916 daughter of the late John F. and Mabelle (Connor) Hyde, and was a graduate of Holyoke High School. She was a communicant of the former Holy Family Parish. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Owen M. Higgins in 1992; her son...
View Tribute »

James P. Hobert

November 16, 1933 - September 11, 2016

HOLYOKE James P. Hobert, 82, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2016 at the Holyoke Medical Center. Born in Holyoke on November 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Roland and Clare (Manning) Hobert. He was educated in Holyoke Schools, graduating from Holyoke High School Class of 1952. After high school, Jim went on to graduate from the New England Institute for Embalming. He...
View Tribute »

Edward "Del" Diliberto

March 15, 1943 - September 10, 2016

HOLYOKE: Edward M. "Del" Diliberto, age 73, of Holyoke, died on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Del was born in Holyoke, a graduate of Dean Technical High School and retired from the Holyoke Gas & Electric Company, where he worked for 33 years as a lineman. Del was a devoted Nascar Fan. He is survived by his wife, Merrilee (Dulude) Diliberto; his...
View Tribute »

Gertrud "Gerdi" Cartwright

April 7, 1938 - September 8, 2016

HOLYOKE On September 8, 2016 we lost the love of our life. Wife, Mom and Oma, Gertrud "Gerdi" Cartwright, daughter of deceased parents Frederick and Christina Meyer. She was born April 7, 1938 in Zirndorf, West Germany. Her kind and generous spirit will be sadly missed by her husband James; son Klaus and his wife Cindy; daughter Carmen Krzesik and her husband Michael; son Glen and his wife Tara;...
View Tribute »

Phyllis M. Whalen

March 15, 1926 - September 7, 2016

HOLYOKE Phyllis M. Whalen, 90, of Holyoke, died Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Brigham & Womens Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was a graduate of Holyoke High School and worked for 47 years at the Springfield Newspaper. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Parish, and avid New England Patriots fan, and loved to crochet blankets for her family and friends....
View Tribute »

Elaine Orsini Welch

May 3, 1928 - September 7, 2016

HOLYOKE Elaine Orsini Welch, 88, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She loved to travel, often visiting her children and grandchildren in different states and overseas. Elaine was a sweet, kind-hearted person, called "Gram" by all who knew her. She was one of a kind and beloved by everyone who met her. Elaine leaves behind her son Michael, his wife...
View Tribute »

Daniel F. Hall

September 2, 2016

CHICOPEE: Daniel F. Hall, age 71, of Chicopee, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Springfield, son of the late Harry and Rita (Cullinan) Hall and was educated in local schools. Dan was a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post 275 in Chicopee. He was a retired shipping clerk at Savage...
View Tribute »

Claire R Berthiaume

January 4, 1932 - September 2, 2016

HOLYOKE: Claire R. (Veins) Berthiaume, 84, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 2, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Alphonso L. and Cecile H. (Senecal) Viens. A former resident of Springfield and Aldenville, she lived most of her life in Holyoke. She graduated with high honors in 1950 from the former Rosary High School in Holyoke. Claire...
View Tribute »

Thomas J. Rivard

July 21, 1942 - September 2, 2016

HOLYOKE: Thomas J. Rivard, age 74, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016. He was the son of the late Victor P. and Margaret (Fahey) Rivard. Tom was born in Hartford, CT, lived in Monson and later moved to Holyoke. Tom worked at Church Co. and later was employed at Acme Chain, now U.S. Tsubaki, Inc., retiring after 39 years. He was a master of machines, especially his "John Deere" tractors...
View Tribute »

Ernest D. Forcier

February 14, 1936 - September 1, 2016

HOLYOKE Ernest D. Forcier, 80, of Holyoke, died Thursday September 1, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont son of the late Delphis and Viola (Provencher) Forcier, and was educated in Palmer Schools. Ernest was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1954 to 1958, and attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a retired...
View Tribute »

Thomas "Red" Narey

March 5, 1934 - August 30, 2016

HOLYOKE: Red Narey, age 82, of Holyoke, died on August 30, 2016 peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Holyoke on March 5, 1934 the son of the late Michael J. and Grace R. (Cousineau) Narey both of Holyoke and attended local parochial and public schools. Red spent his life in the construction business as a laborer, hoisting engineer, and bricklayer. He was Vice President of the Holyoke...
View Tribute »

Margaret M. "Peggy" Donoghue

November 5, 1926 - August 30, 2016

HOLYOKE Margaret M. "Peggy" Donoghue, 89, of Holyoke, died peacefully Tuesday August 30, 2016 at Mont Marie Health Care Center. She was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Roger and Mary Ellen (O'Connor) Donoghue, and was a graduate of the former Sacred Heart High School. Peggy was a retired Social Worker for the Department of Transitional Assistance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and...
View Tribute »

William H. "Bill" O'Rourke

February 24, 1950 - August 29, 2016

HOLYOKE William (Bill) O'Rourke of Holyoke passed away at Mercy Hospital on August 29th after a brief illness. Bill was born in Holyoke on February 24, 1950 to the late William O'Rourke and Norma Riley. He was raised in Holyoke, then Chicopee, and was a 1968 graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War as a Communications Technician. Bill,...
View Tribute »

Anne M. Camilleri

February 6, 1959 - August 26, 2016

HOLYOKE Anne M. (Rodrigue) Camilleri, 57, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully August 26, 2016 at Linda Manor, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, daughter of Constance L. (McArdle) Rodrigue and the late Donald R. Rodrigue. Anne was self-employed, operating a home cleaning business in Holyoke and Northampton. Besides her father, Anne was predeceased by...
View Tribute »

Jeanne (Gilpatrick) Muldoon

February 23, 1936 - August 25, 2016

CHICOPEE Jeanne Nancy (Gilpatrick) Muldoon, born February 23, 1936 passed away at Baystate Medical Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with congestive heart failure. She was born and educated in Chicopee, the beloved daughter of the late Oscar and Diana (Gelinas) Gilpatrick. Jeanne became the 1st female School Business Manager in Massachusetts, blazing a trail...
View Tribute »

Patrick J. O'Brien

September 1, 1919 - August 21, 2016

Patrick J. O'Brien, 96, passed away peacefully on August 21, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. He was born in Holyoke on September 1, 1919, son of the late William and Catherine (Conners) O'Brien, and graduated from Saint Jerome High School Class of 1936, where he was Class President. Pat was a member of the greatest generation, having served with the United States Army in World War II from...
View Tribute »

John J. Bowler

April 6, 1932 - August 19, 2016

HOLYOKE: John J. Bowler, age 84, of Holyoke died on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late James and Helen (Sullivan) Bowler, attended Holyoke Schools and was a 1950 graduate of Holyoke High School. John also graduated from Holyoke Community College and The College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee. He was a teacher in the East Longmeadow...
View Tribute »

Daniel P. Sullivan

March 2, 1940 - August 19, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON: Daniel P. Sullivan, 76, of Southampton, passed away at home on Friday, August 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Holyoke, he was the son of the late John F. and Eleanore (Kennedy) Sullivan. Dan graduated from Holyoke High School, where he was an outstanding football and baseball player, and spent a year at Monson Academy, earning All New England honors on the school's...
View Tribute »

Billie R. Lovely

June 5, 1940 - August 18, 2016

HOLYOKE: Billie R. Lovely sadly departed on August 18, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley T. Lovely and a son Dennis R. Lovely. He is survived by a sister, Kathryn Lovely of NC; his six children: Tammy, Delaine, Diane, Kimberly, Billie Jo, and Steven; 15 grandchildren 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his family. Calling hours will be...
View Tribute »

Kenneth L. Wolff

June 28, 1931 - August 18, 2016

Kenneth L. Wolff, 85, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. He was born in Jamestown, ND on June 28, 1931, son of the late Jacob and Emma (Holzworth) Wolff, and graduated from Jamestown High School. Ken served with the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956 in the South Pacific Sea aboard the USS General Butner. During the Korean conflict,...
View Tribute »

Leonard W. Moreau

December 27, 1923 - August 13, 2016

Leonard W. Moreau, age 92, died peacefully on Saturday August 13 at York (ME) Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Leonard resided in Largo, FL and Kittery, ME. He was born in Aldenville, MA and attended Holyoke Schools. He was the son of the late George and Ida (Masse) Moreau. Leonard is a proud United States Marine veteran of WWII serving in Hawaii and Guam. After his service he worked for...
View Tribute »

Lionel B. Charette

March 10, 1937 - August 12, 2016

WESTFIELD: Lionel B. "Sharky" Charette, 79, of Westfield passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Wingate in South Hadley. He was born in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, the youngest of fourteen children of the late Joseph and Yvonne (St. Louis) Charette. He graduated from Chicopee High School then started his career as a brick layer working for many construction companies in the area...
View Tribute »

Frances P. Miller

August 22, 1924 - August 12, 2016

HOLYOKE: Frances Patricia Miller died peacefully early on August 12, 2016 at the Loomis House Nursing Center in Holyoke. She was born at Springfield Hospital on August 22, 1924 to Frank and Lina (Mandolino) Scevola of West Springfield, which was her home until her marriage. She graduated from West Springfield High School in 1942 and attended Baypath Business School until working at the Armory...
View Tribute »

Yvette E. Gilbert

September 27, 1948 - August 10, 2016

HOLYOKE Yvette E. Gilbert, 67 of Holyoke, died Wednesday August 10, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Yvette was born in Holyoke, daughter of Gervaise (Roy) Gilbert and the late Leo A. Gilbert. Besides her mother, she is survived by two sisters: Jeanne Poirier of Holyoke and Denise Scalzo and her husband Bill of TX, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30am from the...
View Tribute »

Stella E. Morrison

June 5, 1927 - August 9, 2016

CHICOPEE: Stella E. (Kisiel) Morrison, age 89, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born and educated in Chicopee, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Lenkiewicz) Kisiel. Stella was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. She retired from Spaulding Corporation after many years of service. Stella was predeceased by her...
View Tribute »

Karen A. Grace

December 23, 1951 - August 9, 2016

HOLYOKE: Karen A. Grace, age 64, of Holyoke, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke, the daughter of Mollie J. (Kucharski) Grace of Holyoke and the late John O. Grace. Karen was a graduate of Holyoke High School, Class of 1969 and a graduate of Holyoke Community College. Karen was the Food Service Manager for B.C.G. Food Service at Mt. Tom Ski Area in...
View Tribute »

John G. Gonsor

September 11, 1928 - August 8, 2016

HOLYOKE: John G. Gonsor, age 87, of Holyoke, died on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home in the company of his family. A lifelong resident of Holyoke, he was born on September 11, 1928 and was the son of the late John and Ida (Turcotte) Gonsor. He was educated in local schools and was a graduate of the former Rosary High School in Holyoke. John enlisted in the US Marine Corps...
View Tribute »

Chester "Chet" Janis

February 2, 1925 - August 7, 2016

HOLYOKE: Chester "Chet" Janis, age 91, of Holyoke, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Westfield in 1925, son of the late Marcel and Bronislawa (Szczesny) Janiszewski. Chet grew up in Southwick and attended the Southwick Consolidated School and Westfield High School. He entered military service in May of 1943 and became a pilot of B-24 and B-29...
View Tribute »

Isabel C. Dupont

December 23, 1940 - August 5, 2016

HOLYOKE Isabel C. (Millane) Dupont, 75, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Friday August 5, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center after a brief illness. Isabel was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret (McEwan) Millane, was a graduate of Holyoke High School, and attended UMass Amherst. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Cross Parish, and was active as a Girl Scout Leader, a...
View Tribute »

Edward J. Murphy

November 16, 1926 - August 5, 2016

HOLYOKE Edward J. Murphy, 89, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center. Edward was born in Holyoke, son of the late John and MaryAnn (McKaig) Murphy. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, received a BA in Education from Elms College in 1961, and a Masters Degree in Education from Elms College in 1966. Ed was a teacher at Holyoke High School...
View Tribute »

Claire P. Berube

August 23, 1936 - August 4, 2016

Claire Patricia Berube (Pat/Peachy) passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born August 23, 1936 in Holyoke, to John and Claire Fogarty. She was a graduate of Holyoke High School Class of 1954. Pat worked as a teller and manager at Peoples Bank in Chicopee and Holyoke until she retired in 1998. She leaves the love of her life, Charles Berube, whom she...
View Tribute »

James P. Kane

February 9, 1930 - August 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD James Patrick Kane, 86, of Springfield died on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Baystate Medical Center. James Kane, the son of the late Patrick Kane and Jane (Eggleston) Kane was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 9, 1930. He graduated from Holyoke High in 1948. He then served his country for four years in the United States Airforce during the Korean Conflict as a Staff...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

Barry J Farrell Funeral Home
2049 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 map it

View Phone Number
View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Order Flowers from FTD.

Tributes.com Partner