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September 22, 2018

Frances Cysz

Frances Cysz

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON??????? – Frances Rose (Rutkowski) Cysz, 94, of North King St., passed away peacefully September 15, 2018 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Frances was born on March 26, 1924 in Northampton, the only child of the late Locharles (Rutkowski) Zagata and...

Mary Moran

Mary Moran

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

SHREWSBURY – Mary Frances Moran, 87 of Shrewsbury passed away September 2, 2018, of an acute illness at  UMass Memorial Hospital In Worcester. She was born on January 26, 1931, to Frances H. McCaffrey of Ontario and John J. Penny of Nova Scotia Canada. Mary Frances attended...

Jessie Spadola

Jessie Spadola

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON –  Jessica Spadola of River Run, 80 Damon Road in Northampton, died at Linda Manor on June 26 after a brief illness. Jessica was born in Newark, NJ, then grew up in Riverside, RI. As an adult she lived in Providence, RI; New York City; Philadelphia; Amherst, MA...

September 21, 2018

Dr. Jesse Josephs

Dr. Jesse Josephs

Haverford, Pennsylvania

HAVERFORD, PA – Jesse J., professor emeritus of Physics at Smith College, died at Haverford, on July 24 at age 101. Dr. Josephs received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from New York University in 1943. During World War II, he served in the US Navy as an engineering officer on...

Frances Satterlee

Frances Satterlee

Hatfield, Massachusetts

HATFIELD- Frances Satterlee passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday September 16, 2018.   She was born December 11, 1938 in Connecticut.  She dedicated her life to serving others. Frances graduated from the Nursing program at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and was a RN her entire...

September 20, 2018

Ann Nancy Mazeski (Caputo)

Ann Nancy Mazeski (Caputo)

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON - Ann "Nancy" (Caputo) Mazeski, 72, died on September 13, 2018, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a short illness. Ann was born on Christmas Day, 1945, in Northampton to the late Victor and Anna (Giawski) Caputo. She attended local schools and later worked at...

Irene R. Parkinson (Dewey)

Irene R. Parkinson (Dewey)

Worthington, Massachusetts

WORTHINGTON - Irene R. (Dewey) Parkinson, 92, of Old North Road, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Northampton and is the daughter of the late Frederick and May (Wenzel) Dewey. Irene retired in 1995 as...

Kenneth H. Wood

Kenneth H. Wood

Westhampton, Massachusetts

WESTHAMPTON - Kenneth H. Wood, 75, of Perry Hill Road, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018, at Wingate of South Hadley with his family at his bedside. His family remembers his favorite word to say was "Relax!" whenever they were upset or rowdy. Well now he can relax and be...

September 19, 2018

Jill Crawford

Jill Crawford

Woburn, Massachusetts

WOBURN – Jill (Fondakowski) Crawford, 51, of Woburn, formerly of Easthampton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 16, after suffering from depression and anxiety for many months. She was the wife of Drew Crawford. Born in Holyoke and raised in Easthampton, she was...

Joseph Kargul

Joseph Kargul

Holyoke, Massachusetts

HOLYOKE – Joseph J. Kargul 87, died Sunday September 16, 2018 at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home in Holyoke. He was born November 16, 1930 in Northampton the son of Frank and Catherine Pisarczyk Kargul. He attended the former Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Easthampton and a...

Francis Steplar

Francis Steplar

Easthampton, Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON – Francis W. Steplar, 83, of Loudville Road passed away on September 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Westfield and is the son of the late Frank and Monica (Griggs) Steplar. Frank was a student at St. Mary's grammar school and Westfield...

September 18, 2018

Robert Belado

Robert Belado

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST – Robert C. Belado, 91, died peacefully at the Elaine Center at Hadley. Bob was born on December 7, 1926, in Montague to Arthur J. and Ana Katherine (Scheek) Belado. Bob was educated at Montague Center Grammar School. He was a member of the Montague Center Boy Scout...

Paul Blais

Paul Blais

SOUTHWICK, Massachusetts

SOUTHWICK – Paul A. Blais, 87, of Southwick and formerly of Easthampton passed away on September 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Easthampton and is the son of the late George and Rose (Drouin) Blais. Paul retired in 1989 as a printer for...

Gaetane "Gay" Fortin

Gaetane "Gay" Fortin

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON – Gaetane "Gay" Lise Fortin died peacefully on August 29, 2018, at the home of Richard and City Councilor Marianne LaBarge, where she had lived for the past 24 years. She was born April 21, 1930, in Highgate Springs, Vermont, and was the daughter of Alfred and...

Kate Higginbotham

Kate Higginbotham

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

SHELBURNE FALLS – Kate Higginbotham, hockey-mom, dog lover, hot air balloonist and storyteller extraordinaire passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at the age of 74. Kate will be cremated and her ashes scattered over the North River in Colrain, as was her wish. A...

Bernice O'Connell

Bernice O'Connell

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON - Bernice Mary (Kislo) O'Connell, 90, died September 16 at her daughter's home surrounded by family.  Bernice was born in Northampton on March 7, 1928 to Michael and Mary (Skowronek) Kislo. She attended local schools and later married James B. O'Connell. She first...

Bethany Powers

Bethany Powers

Easthampton, Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON- Bethany ""Beth"" Lisa (Ryan) Powers, 42, a lifelong Northampton resident, settling in Easthampton, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 16, 2018. She was born in Pittsfield, MA on June 22, 1976 a daughter of Jeffrey Marc and Joyce Ann (Calkins) Ryan....

September 15, 2018

Paul Alexanderson

Paul Alexanderson

Belchertown, Massachusetts

BELCHERTOWN - Paul A. Alexanderson, III, 69, passed away Aug. 16, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends. Born February 11, 1949 in Marshfield, he was the son of Paul A. Jr. and Ailsa (Shepherd) Alexanderson. Paul grew up in Marshfield and lived in Hadley for over 30...

Alice Nadrowski

Alice Nadrowski

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST – Alice Natalie Nadrowski, 86, of Amherst, passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 10, 2018. Alice, daughter of the late Alexander and Kathryn (Szydlo) Nadrowski, was raised in Easthampton, living with her parents until she moved to Belchertown in 1985 to live with...

September 14, 2018

Stephen D. Jean-Babets

Stephen D. Jean-Babets

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST – JEAN-BABETS, Stephen D. Age 30, of Amherst, formerly of Shutesbury, Greenfield, and Carver, Ma. unexpectedly passed away September 11, 2018. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School (2006), Stephen attended Fitchburg State College and was an aspiring lyricist....

Robert Sokolowski

Robert Sokolowski

Easthampton, Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON – Robert Sokolowski, 68, passed away Sept. 10, 2018. Bob was the loving husband of 48 years to Jean Sokolowski. He was the amazing father to Tina Kulon and her husband Jeff, Bobby, Jenny, Millie, Joey and his fiancé Ashley, and Ryan. He was "Jaju" to Carissa,...

Frank Webster

Frank Webster

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST – Frank Appleton Webster Jr, age 55, formerly of Easthampton and a resident of Northampton Road in Amherst, died at his residence peacefully with his devoted family by his bedside after a courageous battle with lung cancer, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was born in...

James Zedonis

James Zedonis

Easthampton, Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON – James A. Zedonis, 94, of Cottage Street, passed away at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke on Sept. 9, 2018. He was a life long resident of Easthampton, where he attended local schools. Jim was the son of the late Walter and Pauline (Walskas) Zedonis. He was a...

September 13, 2018

Verna McMahon

Verna McMahon

Easthampton, Massachusetts

EASTHAMPTON – Verna E. (Graham) McMahon, 85, of Easthampton, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018 in Westfield at Armbrook Village, where she was well cared for. Verna was born in Northampton, MA to James Perley and Lela Fulton Graham on October 12, 1932. She went to Easthampton...

Donald Owens

Donald Owens

Haydenville, Massachusetts

HAYDENVILLE – Donald L. "Rags" Owens, 88, of Haydenville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, with his loving children by his side at the Linda Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 27, 1930, to the late Charles and Margaret (Kaufman) Owens....

September 12, 2018

Lisa Ann Champagne

Lisa Ann Champagne

Northampton, Massachusetts

NORTHAMPTON - Lisa Ann Champagne, 53, of Northampton, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born April 14, 1965 in Holyoke, she was the daughter of the late Muriel (Rawlinson) and Francis Champagne. She grew up in Northampton and attended Northampton...

Theodore "Bev" Derouin

Theodore "Bev" Derouin

Westhampton, Massachusetts

WESTHAMPTON - Theodore "Bev" Derouin, 87, died peacefully and began the next part of his adventure on Saturday, Sept. 8. The youngest son of Frances Chadbourne and Emile Joseph Derouin, he was born in Easthampton, and lived his life in Westhampton. He is survived by his wife...

Roger S. Lebiecki

Roger S. Lebiecki

Northampton, Massachusetts

LEEDS - Roger S. Lebiecki, 84, died peacefully with his family by his side at Linda Manor on Sept. 1, 2018, the 62nd anniversary of his marriage to Jane A. (Lampron) Lebiecki. Besides his wife he leaves four children, Karen Lebiecki and her husband Richard Parent, Lynn and her...

Sybilla Sonoda

Sybilla Sonoda

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST - Sybilla Sonoda, 73, of Amherst, Massachusetts, passed away suddenly on Friday night, Sept. 7, 2018. She was married to Howard Sonoda for 46 years and is survived by her husband, her son, Alexander Predel, and her daughter, Soleil Sonoda, as well as a grandson, Maxim...

September 11, 2018

Robert Thomas Crafts

Robert Thomas Crafts

Florence, Massachusetts

FLORENCE - Robert Thomas Crafts, 74, died on Friday September 7, 2018, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Robert was born in Northampton on August 27, 1944, to Harry and Julia (Lewis) Crafts. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Upon arriving home, he...

Isabelle Little Wyman (Billing)

Isabelle Little Wyman (Billing)

Amherst, Massachusetts

AMHERST - Isabelle Little (Billing) Wyman, 94, formerly of Amherst, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2018 in Auburn, Maine, while living at Clover Manor. Isabelle was born to Mary and George Willard Billings on a dairy farm in Friendship, Wisconsin. She...

Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Sep. 11, 2018.

Aroxy Zacarian (Ovian)

Aroxy Zacarian (Ovian)

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

LONGMEADOW - Aroxy (Ovian) Zacarian, 95, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died on Sept. 9, 2018. She was predeceased by her dear husband of 51 years, Dr. Setrag A. Zacarian, in 1998; and siblings, Mary, Karnig and Lawrence Ovian. Aroxy distinguished...

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