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Norine Branch

EAST LONGMEADOW Norine B. K. Branch, 92, of 10 Inward Commons, East Longmeadow, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Wingate of East Longmeadow.Born in Pittsfield, daughter of Omer E. and Gertrude Payne Beaudoin, sister of the late Eleanor Wentworth, she was a retired 20-year secretary at American International College and a member of Alpha Epsilon Sorority.

She leaves her son, Donald A.Keinath and his wife, Johanna, of East Longmeadow and her daughter, Joan E. LeCuyer and her husband, Thomas, of Four Oaks, NC; six granddaughters, Dawn LeMay and husband, Philip; Dorine Andresen and her husband, Michael; Denise Leonard and her husband, William; Debra Short and her husband, James; Mary Goodnow and her husband, John; and Annie Bradley and her husband, Brad; 14 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Melissa, Tommy, Robby, Emily, Adam, Owen, Brittany, Kyle, Richie, Jonah, Ellah, Ayden-Maeve and Jamesom; a niece, Diane Morgan of California and two grand-nephews.

Besides her parents and her sister, she was predeceased by her beloved companion, Dean Niarchos, and her dear friend, Norma Gormally. She also leaves her pet kitty, Winnie.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside committal service is Friday, April 9, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Cemetery, 1601 State St., Springfield, MA (St. Clare Section). There are no visiting hours, and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated later at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to one's favorite animal shelter or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015-1942. Arrangements have been entrusted to

Sampson's Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Rd., Springfield, MA.

Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 7, 2010
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