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    Erica C. Weinberg

    CHICAGO – Erica Cecilie Weinberg, who lived in western Massachusetts from 1978 to the early 1990s, died Aug. 29, 2012, at the University of Chicago Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 90. read more View Full Information → Erica C. Weinberg

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    Evlin Rose de la Barre

    GLOUCESTER – Evlin Rose de la Barre, 19, beloved daughter of Rose Sheehan of Gloucester and David de la Barre of Magnolia, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, following a lengthy illness, surrounded by family and friends in a room filled with love, music and song. read more View Full Information → Evlin Rose de la Barre

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    Robert ‘Bob’ Stanley Cowell Sr.

    EASTHAMPTON – Robert "Bob" Stanley Cowell Sr., 82, a 62-year resident of Chestnut Street, Easthampton, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. read more View Full Information → Robert ‘Bob’ Stanley Cowell Sr.

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    Gerrilynn Cournoyer

    MILLERS FALLS – Gerrilynn Cournoyer, the infant daughter of Lynn Rogers-Cournoyer and Todd Cournoyer, passed away in the arms of her parents Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the tender age of 20½ weeks. Gerrilynn was a beautiful and much-loved angel. She was much wanted and anticipated by her loving family. read more View Full Information → Gerrilynn Cournoyer

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    Kevin McQuillen

    SUNDERLAND – Kevin F. McQuillen, 70, of 370 Montague Road, Sunderland, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in the Cozy Corner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sunderland after a brief illness. Arrangements are being made by Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield. View Full Information → Kevin McQuillen

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    Lois Cohn-Haft

    NORTHAMPTON – A Memorial service for Louis Cohn-Haft, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at Smith College from 1953 to 1987 and former resident of Northampton and Holyoke, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel in Northampton. Guests are invited to a subsequent gathering at the family home in Williamsburg. read more View Full Information → Lois Cohn-Haft

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    Ronald Aaron Herman

    HATFIELD – Ronald Aaron Herman (1947-2012) Born, Bronx, NY to the late Ezra and Diana Herman Dec. 19, 1947, passed away at home in West Hatfield, Sept. 9, 2012. read more View Full Information → Ronald Aaron Herman

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    Louis C. Weigele

    NORTHAMPTON – Louis C. Weigele, 94, of Florence, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at The Hospice of The Fisher Home in Amherst. Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Louis and Agathe M. (Mueller) Weigele. Louis was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army in Europe. He was an auditor for the Prudential Insurance Co. for 47 years. read more View Full Information → Louis C. Weigele

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    Phyllis M. Hathaway

    ASHFIELD – Phyllis M. (Johndrow) Hathaway, 73, of 142 Spruce Corner Road, Ashfield, formerly of Charlemont, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born May 19, 1939, in Northampton, the daughter of Francis H. and Margaret J. (Rucicot) Johndrow. read more View Full Information → Phyllis M. Hathaway

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    Amy Olney Johnson

    AMHERST – Amy Olney Johnson died Sept. 8, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. Amy was born June 3, 1922, in New York City, the daughter of Peter Butler Olney and Amy Cruger Olney. Amy grew up in Scarborough, N.Y. read more View Full Information → Amy Olney Johnson

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    Malcolm C. Modrzakowski Sr.

    LEVERETT – Malcolm C. Modrzakowski Sr., 84, of Amherst Road, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Sept. 13, 2012, at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst after a brief illness. read more View Full Information → Malcolm C. Modrzakowski Sr.

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    David Eaton Elder

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – David Eaton Elder, 79, of Charleston, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Hospice Center of Charleston. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Harold M. Elder and the late Mary E. Eaton. Dave lived in New England for much of his life, moving to Charleston with his partner, Jane A. Nolan, in 1997. read more View Full Information → David Eaton Elder

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    Elizabeth A. Carter

    AMHERST- Elizabeth A. (Golden) Carter, 83, of University Drive, passed away Sept. 11, 2012, at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst. Betty was born May 13, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was raised in an Irish Catholic family, the daughter of the late James and Edna Golden. She graduated from St. John’s College in New York. read more View Full Information → Elizabeth A. Carter

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    Robert Lord Keyes

    PELHAM – A public celebration of the life of Robert Lord Keyes, Pelham town archivist and historian, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. in the historic Pelham Town Hall, at the corner of Amherst Road and Daniel Shays Highway (Route 202). Attendees will be invited to share their memories. View Full Information → Robert Lord Keyes

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    Christopher J. Wall

    FLORENCE – Christopher J. Wall, 50, of Burncolt Road, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. Born Jan. 22, 1962, in Worcester, Chris was the son of the late Edward F. and Frances (Murphy) Wall Jr. read more View Full Information → Christopher J. Wall

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    Ethel J. Svoboda

    NORTHAMPTON – Ethel J. (Duga) Svoboda, 79, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She was born March 8, 1933, in Northampton, the daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Bucala) Duga. read more View Full Information → Ethel J. Svoboda

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    Eileen F. Penza

    AMHERST – Eileen F. Penza, 81, of 152 Gray St., passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, surrounded by her beloved family. read more View Full Information → Eileen F. Penza

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    Thomas F.X. O’Connell

    FEEDING HILLS – Thomas F. X. O’Connell, 62, passed into eternal rest on Sept. 7, 2012. Born Aug. 22, 1950, in Fall River, he moved to Springfield as a child before moving to Agawam. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School class of 1968 and Assumption College class of 1972. read more View Full Information → Thomas F.X. O’Connell

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    Franya Justine Berkman

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Franya Justine Berkman, 43, died Aug. 26, 2012, of breast cancer. She was the daughter of the late Richard Berkman, M.D., and Lisa Berkman of Haydenville. read more View Full Information → Franya Justine Berkman

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    Anna Landry

    AMHERST – Anna Landry, widow of George Landry and lifelong resident of Amherst, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, three days shy of her 93rd birthday. Of Latvian heritage, she was born Anna Elizabeth Snicker, daughter of Fredrick and Tekla Snicker. She grew up in Sunderland and graduated from Amherst High School. read more View Full Information → Anna Landry

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    Mary M. Kostek

    HADLEY – Mary M. (Sadlowski) Kostek, 92, of East Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born Nov. 8, 1919, in Hadley, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Karolina (Swartz) Sadlowski. Mary was educated in Hadley schools and always lived on a farm. read more View Full Information → Mary M. Kostek

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    Frederick P. Gibson

    SOUTHAMPTON – Frederick P. Gibson, 77, of Southampton, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, with his wife by his side. He was born April 15, 1935, in Framingham, the son of the late George and Florence Preston Gibson. read more View Full Information → Frederick P. Gibson

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    Pauline Mae Wright

    LEEDS – Pauline Mae Wright, 82, a resident of Linda Manor in Leeds and a former resident of Sheffield, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Linda Manor. She was born in Salisbury, Conn., daughter of John and Dorothy Ball Mintz. She attended schools in Sheffield. read more View Full Information → Pauline Mae Wright

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    Stanislava T. Kieszek

    EASTHAMPTON – Stanislava T. "Sally" Kieszek, 92, of East Street in Easthampton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the Holyoke Soldiers Home in Holyoke. read more View Full Information → Stanislava T. Kieszek

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    Marie Theresa Denny

    HOLYOKE – Marie Theresa (Sirois) Denny, 84, passed away on Aug. 31, 2012, at Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place in Holyoke. Theresa was born May 29, 1928, in Lawrence, to Eva (Cyr) and Felix Sirois. read more View Full Information → Marie Theresa Denny

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    Charles D. Buczala

    SOUTHAMPTON – Charles D. Buczala, 79, of Southampton, passed into the arms of God on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and listening to the hymn, "Just As I Am." Those who knew him celebrate his life and remember him for his kind and joyful spirit. read more View Full Information → Charles D. Buczala

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    Dorothy McGuire, of McGuire Sisters singing group, dies at 84

    PHOENIX – Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 1950s and ’60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84. Williamson died Friday at her son’s home in the Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, daughter-in-law Karen Williamson said. She had Parkinson’s disease and age-related dementia. read more View Full Information → Dorothy McGuire, of McGuire Sisters singing group, dies at 84

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    William Lopez-Nieves

    AMHERST – William Lopez-Nieves, 67, of Amherst, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. He leaves his wife of 26 years, Maria Garcia; six children, Shade of Amherst, Junior of Amherst, Sandra of Florence, Yesenia of Springfield, Pedro of Holyoke and Luis of Tampa, Fla.; 23 grandkids and several great-grandkids; brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. read more View Full Information → William Lopez-Nieves

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    Robert Dona Brousseau

    EASTHAMPTON – Robert "Bob" Dona Brousseau, 82, died Thursday morning, Sept. 6, 2012, at his home on Alden Street surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. read more View Full Information → Robert Dona Brousseau

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    William F. Telega

    LEVERETT – William F. Telega, 69, of 113 Long Plain Road, Leverett, died Thursday night, Sept. 6, 2012, in Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wrisley Funeral Home, South Deerfield. A full obituary will run at a later date. View Full Information → William F. Telega

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    Elizabeth ‘Betty’ G. Fontaine

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Elizabeth "Betty" G. Fontaine, 90, formerly of Northampton, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Eau Claire, Wis. Elizabeth was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Northampton, to the late Sylvester and Barbara (Carter) Worsley. At the age of four she moved with her family to Washington, D.C. read more View Full Information → Elizabeth ‘Betty’ G. Fontaine

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    Katherine Ann Wezdenko Elson

    MANITOWISH WATERS, Wis. – Katherine Ann Wezdenko Elson, of Manitowish Waters, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the age of 86. She was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Chicopee Falls, Mass., to Katherine and Walter "Wasyl" Wezdenko. read more View Full Information → Katherine Ann Wezdenko Elson

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    Michael P. ‘Mickey’ Batura

    FLORENCE – Michael P. "Mickey" Batura, 88, of Drewson Drive, passed away Thursday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born April 15, 1924, in Haydenville, Mickey was the son of the late Zygmont and Toefila (Chereski) Batura. He was educated in Williamsburg schools and was a graduate of the former Williamsburg High School. read more View Full Information → Michael P. ‘Mickey’ Batura

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    Barry R. Higgins

    HADLEY – Barry Raymond Higgins, 61, of Hadley, died suddenly on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center. Barry was born Sept. 1, 1951, in Winchendon, the son of the late Geraldine Mackenzie Higgins and Raymond Henry Higgins. He grew up in Amherst and attended Amherst schools and the University of Massachusetts. read more View Full Information → Barry R. Higgins

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    Rev. Dr. Deene D. Clark

    AMHERST – Deene D. Clark, 80, of Amherst passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Hospice of the Fisher Home in North Amherst following a brief illness. read more View Full Information → Rev. Dr. Deene D. Clark

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    Monique Claire Campbell

    EASTHAMPTON – Monique Claire (Lepine) Campbell, 77, of Groveland Street, Easthampton, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northampton. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Magog, Canada, the daughter of the late Albert Xavier Lepine and Marie Rose (Lavallee) Lepine. read more View Full Information → Monique Claire Campbell

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    Margaret Mary Burrows

    AMHERST – Margaret Mary Burrows, of Amherst passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. She was predeceased by her father, Leon Maynard Burrows and her mother, Mary Alice Fisher Barnes, of Amherst. Miss Burrows was born Dec. 6, 1921 and grew up at the Amherst Woman’s Club where her parents were caretakers. read more View Full Information → Margaret Mary Burrows