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Robert C. "BA" Allen
He was a great husband and father, Robert C. “BA” Allen, 67, will be remembered for his zest for life and for the incredible love he had for his family and friends. Bob was a hard worker and skilled operator in the trucking field. Bob was a proud donor for the American Red Cross.... Read More
Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert D. Baldwin
Robert D. Baldwin, 61 formerly of West Springfield died Thursday at home surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in Springfield, the son of the late Robert and Alice (Simpson) Baldwin and had lived in West Springfield most of his life, before moving to Chicopee. He was a... Read More
Curran-Jones Funeral Home - West Springfield
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Emile J. Barbero
12/18/1946 - 09/26/2010 You are forever in our hearts. Sadly missed and loved always,Joe and Kim Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 16 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Lynn Barnhart
Barbara Lynn Tietze (Douglas) Barnhart, 85, long-time resident of Somers, CT and Longmeadow, MA passed away early Saturday morning, September 18, 2021 one day before her 86th birthday. Friends are invited to celebrate her life on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Forastiere... Read More
Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Charles L. Barowsky
Charles L. Barowsky, 92, of Southwick, died peacefully on September 17, 2021 at Care One at Redstone in East Longmeadow. Charles was born on August 9, 1929 to the late Frank & Karoline (Peters) Barowsky. Charles retired from Salvage Arms in Westfield. He enjoyed tinkering with... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 29, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jeanne Berneche (Harnois)
Jeanne (Harnois) Berneche, 90, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. She passed into Eternal Life surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born at home on Mary Street in the Aldenville section of Chicopee... Read More
St Pierre Phaneuf Aldenville Funeral Chapel
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Barbara Brooksbank
Barbara (Adams) (Martin) Brooksbank, 82, died on August 25, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia and a flawed knee replacement. She was born in Holyoke the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Deane) Adams. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Martin and her... Read More
O'Brien Family Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 16 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Jeanne "Bambi" Brownlow
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service for Bambi at 2 pm on Wed., Sept. 29th. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 12:30 pm. Masks are required. Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Phyllis J. Casey
The daughter of Stephen J. and Sophie (Swotchak) Pitoniak, she was born in Westfield, MA in 1935. She was the wife of William A. Casey of West Springfield, who predeceased her in 1982. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Kenneth and Eileen (Casey) Hall of Gainesville... Read More
Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
James V. Commisso
James V. Commisso, 86, passed away on September 23, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Toronto, Canada on July 8, 1935, he was the son of the late Frank and Anne (Perri) Commisso. Jim had attended St. Mary of the Angels School in Toronto and local Springfield Schools. For 47... Read More
Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Published in The Republican from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Rita K. Cruse
October 1, 1991 30th Anniversary ~Gone but not forgotten. Your loving daughter,Denise Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 21 to Oct. 1, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Rachael A. Day
Remembering Mom on her 1st Anniversary 12/24/41 - 09/27/20~It's lonely here without you. We miss you more each day, for life is not the same to us since you were called away.We think about you always, we talk about you still. You have never been forgotten and you never will. We hold... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Gladys "Tina" Denson-Kilpatrick
Gladys “Tina” Denson-Kilpatrick 76 of Springfield Massachusetts, transitioned from this life on Friday September 17th at Baystate Hospital. Gladys, a 68-year resident was born in Americus Georgia to the late Juel Lee Denson Sr. amd Gladys (Preston) Denson. Gladys is predeceased by... Read More
Henderson's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
Published in The Republican from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Ann Destromp
Sept. 27, 1938 - Jan. 8, 2019 Happy Birthday, Ann Love, John and the kids Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 13 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Rose M. Ducharme
Rose M. (Dumas) Ducharme, 96 of Indian Orchard Ma, died peacefully on September 12, 2021. She was the widow of George Ducharme, and leaves 3 sons; Henry, George, and Ronald Ducharme; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. All services were private. More information online at ludlowfuneralhome... Read More
Ludlow Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Emiliano J. "Mil" Gonzales
6/8/1970 - 9/15/2021 Mon Chéri Emiliano~A silent grief that’s in our hearts,No Human eye can trace;For a broken heart is hiddenBeneath our smiling Face.You are forever in our hearts~ Love, your Aunts & Uncles-Sulema & Don, Carmen & Ray, Linda & Ed, Marcia & Dick... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Paul J. Hutchinson
Paul Joseph Hutchinson, age 91, devoted husband of 72 years to Ruth M. (Mansur) Hutchinson, passed Sunday, September 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Born on September 3, 1930 in Milford, New Hampshire, Paul was a son to the late Fred and Kathryn (Doyle) Hutchinson... Read More
Southwick-Forastiere Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 25 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Doris C. Hyfantis
Longmeadow - We have lost a most beautiful and remarkable woman, Doris Catherine (St. Denis) Hyfantis. It is with great sadness that we announce her passing on September 20, 2021 with her loving family by her side.Doris had just celebrated her 100th Birthday, a remarkable achievement... Read More
Forastiere-Smith Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Mary Kabb
1st Year Anniversary Apr. 26, 1925-Oct. 12, 2020~Beloved Mother and Baba, rest in peace. Forever in our hearts and thoughts. Missed and loved by all. Memory eternal! Love Tina, Bill, Nick, and Laura Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 9 to Oct. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
William E. King Sr.
09/10/1936 - 9/27/2020 It's been a year and we can't believe you have been gone this long. We miss you mom and dad, love always and forever. Lyn, Gail, Bill and Judy. Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert R. Klee Jr.
Robert R. Klee Jr., age 59, passed away on Sept 22, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Holyoke on Jan 9, 1962 to the late Robert R. Sr. and Maureen S. (Lubold) Klee. He was a graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive High School class of 1980. He enjoyed... Read More
Grise Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 25 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert A. Manning
Robert “Bob” A. Manning, 77, of Plymouth, MA and Tuftonboro, NH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at his favorite place on earth – his home on Lake Winnipesaukee. Bob was born in Springfield, MA., on March 29, 1944 to Francis X. Manning and Helen (Moore) Manning... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ida W. Morris
Ida W. Morris, 69 of Springfield, MA passed away on September 13, 2021, surrounded and comforted by her loving family. She was born in Quincy FL on April 22, 1952, to the late Darly and Bertha (Mc Kray) Salter. Ida graduated from James A. Shanks High School in Quincy FL. She loved... Read More
Sampson Chapel Of The Acres
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Ruby G. Murphy
Ruby G. (Breault) Murphy, age 98, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2021 at Linda Manor in Northampton. Ruby was born in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, daughter of the late Alphonse and Rosanna (Jarvis) Breault and was a 1941 graduate of Cathedral High School. Before raising... Read More
Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 25 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Dr. Christopher O'Connor
On His Birthday10/4/1972 - 4/4/2010 You will always live in the hearts of us who love you. Love, Mom, Dad, Christine, Matt, Meghan, Riley, Piper and Finn Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 14 to Oct. 4, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Candice Jones Palmer
Feb. 6, 1955 - Sept. 27, 2010On Her 11th Anniversary~ We all love you and miss you Candy,Your husband Jim,Family and Friends Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 10 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Francis A. Pantuosco
Francis A. Pantuosco, 64, of New Hartford, CT, husband and best friend of Robin (Stevens) for 38 years, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, after a long illness. Born and raised in Springfield, son of Antoinette “Babe” Pantuosco of Agawam and the late Louis J. Pantuosco, Franny... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Marcia Plumley
Marcia (Randall) Plumley, 79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Marcia was born in Springfield, MA on June 12, 1942 to Charles and Vivian (Leslie) Randall. She resided in West Springfield for 52 years. She moved to Congamond Lakes in Southwick, MA on... Read More
Southwick-Forastiere Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Oct. 17, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Mary Jane Racine
Mary Jane (McNeil) Racine, 63, of Southwick, Massachusetts, beloved wife of the late Ronald Racine (April 2020) passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, the daughter of Judith (Ducharme) McNeil of Southwick, Massachusetts and the late Ben... Read More
Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Jill N. Rys
Jill Nancy (Rivest) Rys, 50, of Amherst Road passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on Wednesday at Baystate Medical Center. She was born in Holyoke on February 10, 1971 to the late Richard R. Rivest and Patricia A. (Kosinski) Kaboray. She grew up in West Springfield and was a graduate... Read More
Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Kenneth Starke
Oct 14, 1964 - Oct 21, 2017~ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS Love your family Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Oct. 21, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Carole A. Thompson
12/7/1936 - 9/1/2019 You're always in our thoughts.Love and Miss you! Love, Your Family Read More
Published in The Republican from Aug. 30 to Oct. 1, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Ersilia Truoiolo
9/27/55 - 11/10/12 Remembering you on your birthday It's those treasured memories we made that get us through the hard times like today. You remain loved and appreciated for all you did. Happy Birthday Mom Sadly missed and loved by your family Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 27, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Stanley P. Waluk
9/29/2019 Deep in our hearts a memory is kept, the ones we love never go away. They walk beside us even on this day, unseen, unheard, yet always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Thank you for your unconditional love and for reminding us to reach for that star. You will... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 17 to Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Kathleen Wiley
11/24/1945-9/28/2020 It's been one year without you. You are thought of and missed everyday. Love the Kittrells Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 28, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Beverly Williams
9/30/1954 - 2/22/2021 Happy Birthday~First time celebrating our birthdays apart in 38 years. Missing you every day. Your husband Jim Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 30, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
William M. Ziobrowski
William M. Ziobrowski, 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Born in Thorndike, MA, he was the son of the late Estasius and Anna (Robach) Ziobrowski. He served in the US Army, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. While in Germany, he played football for the Rhein-Main Rockets... Read More
Motyka Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Denis J. Gaido
Denis J. Gaido, 76, passed away September 23, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Denis was born in Westfield to the late Walter and Nellie (Wallinovich) Gaido and lived in Westfield the majority of his life with his loving wife of 44 years, Laurie (Wilson) Gaido. Denis spent his life... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Camilla Leclerc
It has been two years and we miss you every single day. You are always in our hearts and prayers. Until we meet again. ~ Love your husband Serge, children Michelle and Brian Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 25, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Alice Teixeira (Kozicki)
Alice (Kozicki) Teixeira, 78, of Ellington, belove wife of Manuel Teixeira died peacefully on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Manchester Memorial Hospital. She was a long-time resident of Ellington CT. She leaves her loving husband Manuel Teixeira of 59 years. Alice was born to the late... Read More
Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Patricia A. Aldrich
Patricia Ann “Patti” (Quinn) Aldrich, 67, of Springfield, passed away on September 22, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 27, 1954 to the late James H. and Alice T. (Smith) Quinn, Patti resided her entire life in the Forest Park neighborhood of Springfield. She... Read More
Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Gladys R. Cuffie (Beamon)
Gladys R (Beamon) Cuffie 87 of Springfield passed away peacefully on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center with her family by her side. She was born Oct 4, 1933 in Clinton , NC to the late Robert and Narcissia Beamon. She was lifelong resident of Springfield and a member... Read More
Henderson's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sherlie Dayton
Sherlie Wheeler Spencer Dayton was born on December 4th, 1928 in Cambridge, MA to Henry Wheeler Spencer and Marguerite Garceau Spencer. Sherlie graduated from the Cambridge School of Weston in 1940 and then went to the Boston Museum School of Art, like her mother and grandmother.... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Kristopher R. Dixon
Our family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our grandson, Kristopher Robert Dixon, 17, the victim of a tragic accident in Rome, Italy on September 17, 2021.He was born on December 4, 2003 in Piacenza, Italy and would have entered his senior year at Colombini High School. Kristopher... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Sheila M. Ducharme
Sheila M. Ducharme, 59, passed away peacefully September 14, 2021. She was born April 13, 1962 in Pittsfield, MA, the daughter to Joseph M. Ducharme, Sr. and the late Louise (Hartigan) Ducharme. In addition to her father, Joseph Sheila is survived by sisters Anne M. Ducharme Flood... Read More
Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home
Published in The Republican from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Charles C. "Chuck" Folsom Jr.
On Your First Anniversary, September 24, 2021 We miss you daily and love you with all our hearts. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love, your wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 16 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Paul Heiden
September 24, 1969 Happy Birthday, Dad! You’ve been gone for 10 years, but your spirit is always here with us. I’m taking a shot of Jager in your honor today. Tell Gramps we love and miss him too. Hope you’re both partying up in the sky! Love Peanut, Gram, and Mom Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
in memoriam
Princess Jerard
Who passed away 9/24/2006 ~You may be out of sightWe may be worlds apart, but you are always on our minds and forever in our hearts~ Until we meet again.We love you and miss you beyond words. Mom and Dad Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 15 to Sep. 24, 2021.
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in memoriam
Theresa M. Lagacy
June 15, 1940 - Sept. 24, 2009 On Her 12th Anniversary~Always in our hearts and forever in our prayers, forever loved.~ Sadly missed by your husband and your children Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 21 to Sep. 24, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Robert Lawrence Lambert
Robert Lawrence Lambert died on September 16, 2021, just short of his ninety-third birthday, after being injured in a fall at home. Born September 23, 1928, he was the third of the four children of Romeo and Elizabeth (Moore) Lambert. Bob grew up in Indian Orchard and attended Springfield... Read More
Published in The Republican from Sep. 22 to Sep. 24, 2021.
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