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PAUL BERUBE of PELHAM, MASS, February 13, 1938 – September 5, 2018

PAUL BERUBE of PELHAM, MASS, February 13, 1938 – September 5, 2018

Pelham, Paul Berube of Pelham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at home on September 5th surrounded by family. Born to Alice and Ernest Berube in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Paul was a proud graduate of Bowdoin College, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Southern California. Originally trained as a potter, Paul was a

STEPHEN D. JEAN-BABETS of AMHERST, MASS, April 13, 1988 – September 11, 2018

STEPHEN D. JEAN-BABETS of AMHERST, MASS, April 13, 1988 – September 11, 2018

Stephen D. Jean-Babets, 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. Beloved son of David H. Jean and Don Babets. Loving brother of Kenneth S. Jean-Babets of Greenfield;  Patrick G. Jean-Babets of

SYBILLA SONODA of AMHERST, MASS, October 29, 1944 – September 8, 2018

SYBILLA SONODA of AMHERST, MASS, October 29, 1944 – September 8, 2018

Sybilla Sonoda, 73, of Amherst, Massachusetts passed away suddenly on Friday night, September 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 Predel-DeBuhr. Sybilla was born on October 29, 1944 in Steinhude-am-Meer,

JOANNE DUNN PARKER of EASTHAMPTON, MASS, June 21, 1927 – September 2, 2018

JOANNE DUNN PARKER of EASTHAMPTON, MASS, June 21, 1927 – September 2, 2018

AMHERST, MA – Joanne Dunn Parker, 91, of Easthampton, died in her sleep on Sunday, September 2 following a long illness. She was born Joanne Elizabeth Dunn on June 21, 1927 in Seattle, WA, the daughter of John Joseph Dunn and Wilhelmina Hinckel Dunn. Wife of the late Robert George Parker of Rocky Hill, CT,

HELGA Z. RAGLE of AMHERST, MASS, September 13, 1942 – August 27, 2018

HELGA Z. RAGLE of AMHERST, MASS, September 13, 1942 – August 27, 2018

Helga Z. (Zinsmeister) Ragle, 76, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2018 in Hadley, surrounded by her family and friends following an extended illness.  Born in September, 1942 in Lorrach, Germany.  Helga emigrated to the US in 1969 and became a US citizen in 1975.   After a brief stay in Albany, New York to be

BEVERLY L. GEOFFREY of BELCHERTOWN, MASS, November 30, 1939 – August 17, 2018

BEVERLY L. GEOFFREY of BELCHERTOWN, MASS, November 30, 1939 – August 17, 2018

Belchertown, Beverly Louise Geoffrey, 78, of Belchertown died peacefully in her sleep on August 17, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Beverly was born in Amherst, November 30, 1939 to the late Raymond S. and Arlene {Struthers} Powers. She graduated from Amherst High School and worked for many years as a legal secretary at various firms

LINDA PATTON MCLEAN of HADLEY, MASS, August 20, 1937 – August 15, 2018

LINDA PATTON MCLEAN of HADLEY, MASS, August 20, 1937 – August 15, 2018

Linda Patton (Sigrist) McLean was born on August 20, 1937 in Franklin, New Jersey, the only child of Beatrice (Moran) Sigrist, an early career-woman, a mild, hilarious, and meticulous mother, and David Sigrist, a self-made man, the tabletop-tapdancing owner of a Mercedes-Benz-Packard dealership, the son of recent German immigrants. They called her Cindy from the

ROBERT “BOBBY” HEALY of HADLEY, MASS, October 18, 1974 – August 9, 2018

ROBERT “BOBBY” HEALY of HADLEY, MASS, October 18, 1974 – August 9, 2018

Hadley, Robert “Bobby” W. Healy, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday August 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife Laura, his daughter Lidia, his mother Patricia Ocicki, his brother Steven Walas, and sister Mandy Ocicki. He was born in Northampton October 18, 1974. Bobby attended Amherst Schools and lived in Hadley for most

THEODORE D. SARGENT of LEVERETT, MASS, October 25, 1936 – July 29, 2018

THEODORE D. SARGENT of LEVERETT, MASS, October 25, 1936 – July 29, 2018

Theodore D. (“Ted”) Sargent was born in Peabody, Massachusetts in 1936, the second son of Theodore R. and Bessie (Whitman) Sargent. His mother died shortly after the birth of his twin sisters in 1937, and Ted was then raised by his father and stepmother, Helen (Rice) Sargent. Ted (known as “David” in his youth) showed

GORDON FLETCHER-HOWELL of HOLYOKE, MASS, December 6, 1947 – July 23, 2018

GORDON FLETCHER-HOWELL of HOLYOKE, MASS, December 6, 1947 – July 23, 2018

Amherst, Gordon Howard Fletcher-Howell, 70, died peacefully at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, MA on July 23, 2018.  He leaves his beloved wife of 46 years, Melanie; daughters Jessica Jimison of Amherst and Whitney Vaughan (Derek) of Durango, CO; and three granddaughters: Linden Jimison and Maya and Alexa Vaughan.  He also leaves siblings Betty Howell