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    Valerie M. Bunn 8/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Valerie M. Bunn, age 49, passed away on Aug. 31, 2019 at home. She was born on Feb. 19, 1970 in Springfield, a daughter of the late Johnny Williams and Eunice Marie (Bunn) Day. Valerie worked as an office manager for an Auto Repair Company for many years. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Erica Lee Haynes and Erin Marie Haynes of Chicopee; 2 brothers, Gerald Bunn of Chicopee and Daryll Bunn and his wife Carmen of Springfield along with 1 sister, Cheryl Bunn of Springfield. “We were Blessed that, for our sister, God chose you!” All Services will be private and burial will be held at a later…

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    Marie Haslam 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Marie T. (Lang) Haslam, age 93, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at the Willimansett Center West Nursing Home. She was born on March 14, 1926 in Newark, NJ, a daughter of the late Walter F. and Marie D. (Kohler) Lang. Marie worked for Johnson’s Book Store in Springfield for over 20 years. She is predeceased by her husband Richard A. Haslam, who passed away in 1999. She is survived by her 2 sons, Richard A. Haslam of Vietnam and James C. Haslam of Chicopee; 1 daughter, Nancy E. Kerbs and her husband Lenny of Valley Center, CA, 5 grandchildren Matthew, Kaitlin, Sarah, Karen and Daniel along with 5…

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    William W. Willette 8/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ William W. “Bill” Willette, 68, a former longtime resident of College Street in the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at the Holyoke Health Care Center surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Holyoke on October 25, 1950, a beloved son of the late Harvey E. and Rita A. (Bolduc) Willette. He was raised in Fairview, graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and lived in Chicopee most of his life. He was formerly employed as a machinist at Mold-Tech in the Willimansett section of Chicopee. He leaves his two…

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    Anne L. Trudeau

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    Mary T. (Nault) Guertin 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Mary T. (Nault) Guertin, 91, of the Willimansett section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center in Holyoke surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born in the Borough of Manhattan in New York on October 16, 1927, a beloved daughter of the late Joseph H. and Juliette L. (Roberge) Nault. Her family moved to Holyoke where she attended the former Rosary High School. She later lived in Chicopee where her family owned and operated the former Fireside Restaurant at the corner of Meadow Street and McKinstry Avenue in…

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    Rita P. (Kieffer) Belden 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Rita P. (Kieffer) Belden, 93, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, August 15, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 2, 1926, a beloved daughter of the late George Kieffer and Charlotte M. (Sperle) Kieffer. She was last employed as an office supervisor at Hapco Auto Parts in Holyoke. During her leisure time, Rita was an avid card player and was always ready for a good game of canasta. She was a communicant of Mary, Mother of Hope Church in East Springfield. She was…

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    Thomas E. Nallen 8/17/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Thomas E. Nallen, 90, of Chicopee, was called safely home on Saturday, August 17, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at the Renaissance Manor on Cabot in Holyoke surrounded by all the memories he loved and cherished. He was born in Holyoke on December 17, 1928, a beloved son of the late Thomas E. Nallen and Luce C. (Monchamp) Nallen. He was raised in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, graduated from Chicopee High School and was a lifelong resident of Chicopee. Tom served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Corporal. He served in China as a Radar…

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    Denise G. (Bouillette) Roy 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Denise G. (Brouillette) Roy, 87, of Chicopee, passed on August 16, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving homemaker to her husband and family and loved reading, shopping and dining out. She enjoyed bingo games and visiting the casinos. Her family and friends enjoyed her many wonderful meals, especially her French meat pies. Above all, she showered her family with her love and affection which was returned to her a thousand fold. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Maurice E. Roy. She leaves her three loving children, Theresa Erikson and her husband, Peter, of East Longmeadow, Louise Latshaw…

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    Anita Kida 8/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Anita T. (Malo) Kida, age 86, passed away on Aug. 10, 2019 at Agawam Healthcare surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Oct. 11, 1932 in Chicopee to the late Joseph E. and Marie A. (Froment) Malo. She was a graduate of Chicopee High School. Anita was predeceased by her loving husband Frederick P. Kida whom she married in 1952 at Assumption Church in Chicopee. She worked as a bookkeeper in her younger years at an Insurance Co. She then worked as a secretary at Mass Mutual from 1950 to 1957 and was also the secretary and treasurer of the Chicopee Youth Hockey Association from 1965 to 1971.…

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    John R. Bojarski 8/10/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ John R. Bojarski, 96, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at Renaissance Manor on Cabot in Holyoke surrounded by all the memories that he loved and cherished. He was born at home in the Chicopee Falls section of Chicopee on November 22, 1922, the beloved son of the late Joseph and Julia (Swiatlowska) Bojarski. A lifelong resident of Chicopee, he enjoyed working as a caddy during his younger years at the Orchard Golf Course. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II in the British Solomon Islands and…

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    JEANETTE WILK

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    ROGER E. AUBUCHON

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    Christine M. (Sulewski) Baker 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Christine M. (Sulewski) Baker, 69, of Chicopee, was Called Home on Thursday, August 8, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on May 18, 1950, a beloved daughter of the late Mitchell J. and Mary R. (Maynard) Sulewski. She was raised in Holyoke and lived in Holyoke before moving to Chicopee. A loving mother, sister and aunt, her greatest joy was spending time with her feline companion, Will and her family. She leaves her beloved son, Eric M. Baker; her loving brothers, sisters and their spouses, Laura Pinsonneault (Donnie), Vincent Sulewski (Karol), Joseph Sulewski,…

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    Gloria P. (Plante) George 8/7/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Gloria P. (Plante) George, 96, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at Willimansett Center East in Chicopee surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on March 27, 1923, a beloved daughter of the late Alfred J. and Cora (DeBlais) Plante. She was a graduate of Chicopee High School and received a Business Degree from Bay Path College in Longmeadow. She was employed for 27 years as a bookkeeper at the former J.G. Roy Lumber Company and later was a bookkeeper at Chicopee Mason Supply, both in…

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    Roger Tetrault 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Roger Tetrault, age 97, passed away on Aug. 5, 2019 at home. He was born on Nov. 2, 1921 in Holyoke, a son of the late Emile and Magda (Sawyer) Tetrault. He was a former communicant of St Anne’s Church in Fairview. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He is predeceased by his loving wife Lucille Tetrault who passed away in 2014. He is survived by two sons, Richard J. Tetrault and his wife Lynn of FL and David Tetrault and his wife Renee of Chicopee and five grandchildren, Ross, Ryan, Thomas, Michelle and Michael. A private burial is scheduled. Grise Funeral Home is entrusted with…

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    James Froebel 7/31/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    James M. Froebel, age 59, passed away on July 31, 2019 at home after battling late stage prostate cancer. He was born on Aug. 21, 1960, a son of the late Herman H. and Beverly (Bertrand) Froebel. James worked as a carpenter for many years. He also worked as a driver for the VA and was very involved with the Veterans Program in Leeds, MA. He leaves his 2 sons, Jeremiah Froebel and Natasha Hulstrunk of Pittsfield and Josh Froebel of Pittsfield; 1 daughter Melissa Thurlow of Saugas; 2 grandchildren, Cyrus Froebel and Xavier Greb; 1 brother Phillip Froebel of Springfield and 1 sister Cherylann Vieira of Ludlow. He is…

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    Maria Silva 8/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Chicopee – Maria Dos Anjos (Azevedo) Silva, age 86, was called safely home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 3, 2019. She was born on May 18, 1933 in Sao Jorge, Azores, a daughter of the late Jose and Isabele (Marques) Azevedo. Maria worked as an assembler for Hasbro for many years before she retired. She was a communicant of Holy Name of Jesus Parish where she also belonged to a very special group to her that would gather to say the rosary. She enjoyed cooking and was known for her food. She loved to garden and spend time tending to her flowers but above all she enjoyed…

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    Michael V. Goonan 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Michael V. Goonan, 95, of the Chicopee Falls section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Sunday, August 4, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at his home surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Holyoke on July 13, 1924, a beloved son of the late Peter M. and Sarah A. (Murphy) Goonan. At the age of 5, his parents moved to Chicopee Falls where he lived for the remainder of his life. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II with the Headquarters and Service Company 154th Engineer Combat Battalion and attained the rank of…

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    Stanley J. Kumor 8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Stanley J. Kumor, age 86, passed away at Mercy Medical Center on August 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Chicopee on Jan 29, 1933 to the late Stanley F. Kumor and Bridget “Delia” Bresnahan. Stanley served as a Gunners Mate in the Navy during the Korean War and later enlisted in the Marine Corps completing his sea service career as a First Sergeant. He worked as a machinist for many years at Mitchell Machine before retiring. He leaves two sons, Stanley Kumor and his wife Jackie of Sturbridge and Barry Kumor and his wife Tracy of Springfield; five grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathan, Alex, Timothy and Michael. A…

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    Theodore A. Jamrog 8/3/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Theodore A. Jamrog, age 82, passed away on Aug 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Jan 9, 1937 to the late John and Bertha (Salamon) Jamrog. Theodore graduated from Chicopee High Class of 1955 and joined the US Army. Upon leaving the military he went to Pharmacy School and worked as Head Pharmacist at UMASS Amherst. He was a past exalted ruler of the Lodge of Elks 1849 in Chicopee. He also volunteered at the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club. He retired to Florida where he enjoyed golfing, riding his bike and socializing with his many friends. Theodore leaves one daughter, Karen Clavet and her…

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    Marie I Goj

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    PETER THEODORE PODAVINI

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    Taryn Marie Laplante 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Taryn Marie Laplante, 22, of the Fairview section of Chicopee was tragically taken too soon Sunday, July 21, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life surrounded by her loved ones. She was a beautiful baby girl, who was born on Monday, March 24, 1997 at 12:44 p.m. in Holyoke Hospital. Taryn was raised in South Hadley, attended South Hadley High, and in 2015, graduated from Holyoke High. Taryn was furthering her education by attending Springfield Technical Community College in which she was studying Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Sign Language. On February 22, 2016, Taryn began working full time as a valet attendant for Valet Park of America. She truly…

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    Joseph F. Lennon 7/28/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    Joseph F. Lennon, age 57, passed away on July 28, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 23, 1962 in Holyoke a son of Joseph F. Lennon II and Margaret J. (Pietras) Lennon. Joseph worked as a General Manager for a collision shop for 24 years. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group “HOG” and North East Hemi Owners Association “NEHOA”. Joseph is survived by his wife Kathleen (Dembek) Lennon of Chicopee; His mother Margaret Lennon of Worthington; 2 daughters, Alexandria Gagnon and her husband Gary of SC and Kimberly Tolley and her Fiancé Andy Biser of Chicopee; 2 sisters, Cheryl Bailly…

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    Frank R. Doe 7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Frank R. Doe, 75, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee was Called Safely Home on Monday, July 29, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at Wingate at West Springfield surrounded by all the memories he loved and cherished. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on March 28, 1944, a beloved son of the late Charles E. and Christine (Findlay) Doe. He was raised in Chelsea and later lived for many years on Vincent Street in the Sixteen Acres section of Springfield. He was employed as a truck driver for Williams Distributing Company on Burnett Road in Chicopee. He was a longtime member of the Marksmen Drum Corps and…

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    Jeremiah J. Boucher, Jr. 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Jeremiah J. Boucher, Jr., 92, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019 where he was embraced by his loving wife and daughter who passed before him. Jeremiah was born on October 26, 1926 and raised in Chicopee. The son of Jerry and Catherine (Carroll) Boucher, Jerry was a parishioner of Holy Name Church. Graduating from Chicopee High School in 1944, Jerry enlisted in the Army. After discharge, Jerry began his career at Spalding Sports. Ending his career as Director, “J” wore many hats. During his 57 years with Spalding, J worked in accounting, auditing, stock control, distribution and traffic/materials management. Upon retirement in 1993, he…

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    Lorraine E. (Champagne) Brunelle-Hebert 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Lorraine E. (Champagne) Brunelle-Hebert, 72, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Friday, July 26, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at Wingate at South Hadley surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Holyoke on August 24, 1946, a beloved daughter of the late Anatole R. and Lillian M. (Martin) Champagne. She was raised in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School. She moved to Chicopee in 1965 and had lived in the Willimansett, Aldenville and Ferry Lane sections of the city before moving to Fairview in 1998. She had worked as a manager of the One…

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    June R. Knightly 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ June R. Knightly, 97, a longtime resident of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Friday, July 26, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at Wingate at South Hadley surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born in Holyoke on June 13, 1922, a beloved daughter of the late John J. and Cecile M. (Lafleur) Knightly. She was raised in the Willimansett section of Chicopee and moved to Fairview around 1952. June was a graduate of Chicopee High School and later graduated from the Hampden County School of Pharmacy on Chicopee Street in Willimansett. She was a Registered Pharmacist and the…

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    Robert G. ‘Bobby’ LeHouiller 7/24/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Robert G. “Bobby” LeHouiller, 63, a longtime resident of Chicopee Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. He was born in Holyoke on June 9, 1956 a beloved son of M. Martha (Boule) LeHouiller and the late Robert E. LeHouiller. He was raised in Chicopee Falls and graduated from the former Saint George Elementary School and Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Besides his father, he was predeceased by his cherished son, Jeremy. Besides his mother, he leaves his five brothers, Gerald, Raymond, Francis, Mark and Norman LeHouiller; his five sisters, Madeleine Bragga , Denise Cusson, Ann Marie Bussolini, Pauline Pietras and Michelle Annecchiarico ; his former wife,…

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    Taryn Marie Laplante 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Taryn Marie Laplante, 22, of the Fairview section of Chicopee was tragically taken too soon on Sunday, July 21, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was a beautiful baby who was born on Monday, March 24, 1997 at 12:44 p.m. at Holyoke Hospital. Taryn was raised in South Hadley, attended South Hadley High School and in 2015, graduated from Holyoke High School. Taryn was furthering her education by attending Springfield Technical Community College where she was studying Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sign Language. On February 22, 2016, Taryn began working full time as a valet attendant for Valet…

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    Donald R. “The Don” Banville 7/21/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Donald R. “The Don” Banville, 55, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Home on Sunday, July 21, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at his home surrounded by all the memories he loved and cherished. He was born in Holyoke on April 23, 1964, a beloved son of Eugene A. Banville of Chicopee and the late Jeannine Rose (Ledoux) Banville who was Called Home on February 9, 2018. He was raised in Aldenville, graduated from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and was a lifelong resident of Aldenville. Don furthered his education and received an Associate’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Springfield Technical Community College. He had worked…

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    Theresa M. “Terry” (Gadoua) Barns 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Theresa M. “Terry” (Gadoua) Barns, 82, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at her home surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Malone, New York on June 26, 1937, a beloved daughter of the late Emile J. Gadoua and Florence (Monette) Gadoua Gladu. She was raised in Malone, New York and later moved to Holyoke where she lived for many years before moving to Chicopee around 1962. She was employed for over 20 years at the Holyoke News Company and retired in 2002. She was a member of the Chicopee Senior…

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    Marie Shirley (Boyle) Grzelak 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Marie Shirley (Boyle) Grzelak, 84, of the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, July 18, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at home surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 26, 1935, a beloved daughter of the late Daniel R. and Lillian G. (Brooks) Boyle. She was raised in Milwaukee, graduated from Pope Pius XI High School in Milwaukee and later attended the Charles of the Ritz Cosmetic School in New York, NY. She moved to the Aldenville section of Chicopee in 1956 where she lived the remainder of her life. She was…

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    Richard A. Giguere 7/13/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Richard A. Giguere, 80, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at Holyoke Medical Center surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born in Holyoke on October 29, 1938, a beloved son of the late Arthur J. and Marie L. (Beaulieu) Giguere. He was raised in the Aldenville section of Chicopee and moved to the Willimansett section of Chicopee around 1989. He served his country in the United States Navy and attained the rank of Airman Apprentice. He was a Licensed Electrician and was employed for many years at several local factories and last…

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    Margo S. (Angers) Alaimo 7/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE – Margo S. (Angers) Alaimo, 82, a longtime resident of Chicopee was Called Safely Home on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at her daughter Diane’s summer home in Westerly, Rhode Island surrounded by the care and comfort of her loving family. She was born in Springfield on February 3, 1937, a beloved daughter of the late Wilfred J. Angers and Therese (Bissonnette) Angers. She was raised in Springfield, graduated in 1955 from the former Cathedral High School and later moved to Chicopee in 1965 where she lived for the remainder of her life. In 1959, she graduated from American International College in Springfield where she…

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    Ruth E. (Bowden) Gendron 7/14/2019 12:00:00 AM Chicopee,MA

    CHICOPEE ~ Ruth E. (Bowden) Gendron, 87, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Sunday, July 14, 2019. She passed into Eternal Life at home surrounded by all the memories that she loved and cherished. She was born in Springfield on August 17, 1931, a beloved daughter of the late John A. and Virginia E. (Smith) Bowden. She was raised in West Springfield, graduated from West Springfield High School in 1949 and moved to Chicopee in 1950 where she lived the remainder of her life. For many years, Ruth and her late husband, Robert, enjoyed their home in Falmouth on Cape Cod where their family and friends gathered for fun…

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    JASEN EDWARD DOANE

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    RICHARD ALLEN HENSHAW

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    ROBERT JOHN GOODSELL

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