LEEDS - Alan G. Hurlburt, 75, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Linda Manor Nursing Care facility in Leeds.
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Alan was born June 4, 1939, in Holyoke. Alan was the son of Betty and George Hurlburt. He lived in Holyoke most of his life and graduated from John J. Lynch, Jr., High School and Holyoke High School where he excelled as a three sport athlete. He lettered in the sports of football, baseball and basketball. During his years at Holyoke High School, he was the first basketball player to ever score 1,000+ points in a three year period between his sophomore and senior years. Alan started college at St. Anselm's College where he also played basketball. He then transferred to Westfield State.
Upon graduation, Alan became a teacher at the Lynch School in Holyoke, and then taught at Belchertown High School. Alan continued his education and had a number of credits towards his masters of education. After his college years, Alan played baseball for the Allies AC and was a basketball referee. Several years later, Alan became the chief probation officer of the Chicopee District Court. During this period, Alan became a friend of Bill's and was able to help numerous people with addiction issues.
Alan was married to the former Kathleen Healy with whom he had four children. He leaves three daughters, Tara, Kelly and Erin and his son Michael, who predeceased Alan. Alan also has two young grandchildren, Oscar and Talullah, who are the children of his daughter Kelly and her husband Nathan. Alan also leaves a sister, Maryann who lives in Maryland.
Alan's funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Ahearn Funeral Home, 783 Bridge Road, Northampton. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
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Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on July 16, 2014