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    George J. Brodeur

    FLORENCE – George J. Brodeur, 79, of 38 High St., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the Holyoke Medical Center surrounded by his family. read more View Full Information → George J. Brodeur

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    Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lorraine Anderson

    NEWNAN, Ga. – Dorothy "Dot" Lorraine (Lamb) Anderson, 78, passed away peacefully on Aug. 27, 2012. She was born March 28, 1934, in Springfield, the daughter of Gerrold and Gwendolyn (Carpenter) Lamb. read more View Full Information → Dorothy ‘Dot’ Lorraine Anderson

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    Brian M. Lariviere

    BELCHERTOWN – Brian M. Lariviere, 62, passed away Sept. 1, 2012, at Baystate Medical Center. Born April 25, 1950, Brian leaves his mother Gloria, his son Aaron, his longtime companion Debra Benoit, his brother Mark and sister Elaine, as well as their respective families. read more View Full Information → Brian M. Lariviere

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    Shirley M. Kolasinski

    BELCHERTOWN – Shirley M. Kolasinski, 80, of Everett Avenue, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Redstone Rehabilitation Center in East Longmeadow after a period of failing health. Born May 9, 1932, in Amherst, she was the daughter of Albert and Georgiana (Marsh) Jacque and grew up with three brothers and six sisters on the Jacque Dairy Farm in Amherst. read more View Full Information → Shirley M. Kolasinski

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    Edward J. Sears

    HOLYOKE – Edward J. "Gog" Sears, 84, of Holyoke, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his home. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Edward J. and Mary A. (Doherty) Sears and was a 1946 graduate of St. Jerome High School. Ed also attended Holyoke Junior College and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. read more View Full Information → Edward J. Sears

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    Ruth Talbot Plimpton

    OSTERVILLE – Ruth Talbot Plimpton, who lived in Amherst from 1960 to 1971 while her husband was president of Amherst College, died peacefully in her Osterville home at the age of 96. read more View Full Information → Ruth Talbot Plimpton

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    Christopher D.M. Lucas

    EASTHAMPTON – Christopher D.M. Lucas, 62, of Easthampton, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, in his home after a long illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1949, in Norwich, Conn., the son of Rose Marie Laizer Lucas and the late Raymond Lucas. read more View Full Information → Christopher D.M. Lucas

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    Dorothy Barbara Korytoski

    PHENIX CITY, Ala. – Dorothy Barbara Korytoski, 84, of Phenix City, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Vista Care Hospice at Franciscan Woods in Columbus, Ga. read more View Full Information → Dorothy Barbara Korytoski

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    Marie T. Denny

    HOLYOKE – Marie Theresa (Sirois) Denny, 84, passed away Aug. 31, 2012, at Mary’s Meadow at Providence Place in Holyoke. The family will receive friends at the Czelusniak Funeral Home of Northampton on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. read more View Full Information → Marie T. Denny

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    Michael Clarke Duncan, character actor, dies at 54

    LOS ANGELES – Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and such other box office hits as "Armageddon," "Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," is dead at age 54. read more View Full Information → Michael Clarke Duncan, character actor, dies at 54

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    Norma Wynn

    NORTHAMPTON – Norma Wynn, 88, of Northampton, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, Leeds. read more View Full Information → Norma Wynn

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    Lucimarian Roberts, mother of Good Morning America co-host Robin dies

    NEW YORK – Lucimarian Roberts, the mother of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday. read more View Full Information → Lucimarian Roberts, mother of Good Morning America co-host Robin dies

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    Unification Church founder The Reverend Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

    GAPYEONG, South Korea – The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, but spent time in prisons in both countries. His followers around the world cherished him, while his detractors accused him of brainwashing recruits and extracting money from worshippers. read more View Full Information → Unification Church founder The Reverend Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

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    Mary Genevieve Ann Bontempi

    NORTHAMPTON – Miss Mary Genevieve Ann Bontempi, of Michael’s House, 71 State St., died peacefully at her home Aug. 29, 2012. She was 95 years old. Mary was born March 24, 1917, in the home her father built at 498 Spring St., Leeds. She was the daughter of the late Orazio and Albina Frederica (Agnoletti) Bontempi, the fifth of six children. read more View Full Information → Mary Genevieve Ann Bontempi

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    Helen (Ezyk) Godaire

    FLORENCE – Helen (Ezyk) Godaire, 96, of Florence, passed away Aug. 29, 2012, at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Helen was born April 11, 1916, in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of the late Michael and Mary Ann (Bys) Ezyk. Helen was the last survivor of 13 children. read more View Full Information → Helen (Ezyk) Godaire

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    Memorial Service

    A gathering to remember the life and public service of Robert Lord Keyes, town archivist, Pelham historian, constable, library history room coordinator and loyal native son of Pelham will be held in the historic Pelham Town Hall on Sunday Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. in the historic Pelham Town Hall, at the corner of Amherst Road and Route 202. read more View Full Information → Memorial Service

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    Kenneth Niedzwiec

    HADLEY – Kenneth Niedzwiec, 54, of Hockanum Road, came into this world on Valentine’s Day 1958 with a big heart. He left this world with a broken heart. read more View Full Information → Kenneth Niedzwiec

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    Julia Bradley

    CONWAY, N.H. – Julia Ann "Julie" Bradley, 52, died Aug. 15, 2012, in Conway, N.H. Born in Northampton, Mass., on Dec. 18, she was the daughter of Frank Emory Bradley of Florence, Mass., and the late Helen M. "Whitehead" Bradley. read more View Full Information → Julia Bradley

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    Ellery A. Frary

    SOUTHAMPTON – Ellery "Chug" Frary, 81, of Moosebrook Road, passed away Aug. 27, 2012, at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He was born in Northampton the son of the late Frank and Maude (Amsden) Frary. He retired in 1986 as a manager for the former New England Telephone Co., where he had worked for 31 years. read more View Full Information → Ellery A. Frary

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    Roger Fisher, author of ‘Getting to Yes,’ dies

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) – Roger Fisher, a Harvard Law School professor and co-author of a best-selling book in the 1980s on how to negotiate titled "Getting to Yes," has died. He was 90. Fisher died Saturday at a retirement community in Hanover, according to Dartmouth College, where his son is a doctor and professor in the medical school. read more View Full Information → Roger Fisher, author of ‘Getting to Yes,’ dies

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    Dorothy ‘Dot’ Anderson

    NEWNAN, Ga. – Dorothy "Dot" Lorraine (Lamb) Anderson, 78, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2012. She was the mother of Ella Kolasienski of Newnan (formerly of Amherst, Mass.) and Brenda Anderson and Linda Kelley, both of South Deerfield, Mass. A memorial service will be held after arrangements are complete. A full obituary will run at a later date. View Full Information → Dorothy ‘Dot’ Anderson

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    Francesca (Vitali) Meunier

    NORTHAMPTON – Francesca (Vitali) Meunier of Northampton passed away peacefully Sunday morning with her daughters at her side. Fran was born Sept. 29, 1924, in New Britain, Conn., the daughter of the late Albert and Esther (Pasquariello) Vitali. read more View Full Information → Francesca (Vitali) Meunier

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    Devita Birdwell Caponigro

    NORTHAMPTON – Devita Lyne Birdwell Caponigro, 56, of Northampton, formerly of Columbus, Ind., passed away at Hospice of South Central Indiana at 10:32 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. She was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of Amos J. and Thelma C. (Wilson) Birdwell. read more View Full Information → Devita Birdwell Caponigro

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    Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

    CINCINNATI – Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82. read more View Full Information → Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

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    Rose M. DiCarlo

    Easthampton – Rose M. (DiSabatino) DiCarlo, 51, of Campbell Drive, passed away Saturday Aug. 25, 2012 at the Fisher Home in Amherst after a long illness for which she fought a brave battle. read more View Full Information → Rose M. DiCarlo

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    Jerry Nelson, Count of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 78

    LOS ANGELES – Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind a delightful menagerie of characters including Count von Count on "Sesame Street" and Gobo Fraggle on "Fraggle Rock," has died. He was 78. Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday night in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop said Friday. read more View Full Information → Jerry Nelson, Count of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 78

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    Gertrude P. Cagle

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Gertrude P. Cagle, 82, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2012. She was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Easthampton, Mass., to the late William and Pauline (Werner) Baldyga. She graduated from Easthampton High School and Westfield State School for Nurses. read more View Full Information → Gertrude P. Cagle

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    Jessica M. Taylor

    NORTHAMPTON – Jessica Mary Taylor, 52, of 43 Center St., Northampton, died Wednesday at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Mitchell Funeral Home. View Full Information → Jessica M. Taylor

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    Howard R. Sanderson

    WILLIAMSBURG – Howard R. Sanderson, 91, passed away quietly at his home in Williamsburg on Aug. 20, 2012. A full obituary will be published at a later date. View Full Information → Howard R. Sanderson

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    Joan C. Ray

    NORTHAMPTON – Joan C. (St. Laurence) Ray, 78, of Northampton, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Northampton, the daughter of the late William and Rhea (Kirouac) St. Laurence. read more View Full Information → Joan C. Ray

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    Philip ‘Bill’ Linnell Jr.

    GREENFIELD – Philip "Bill" Linnell Jr., 81, of Meadowbrook Drive, Easthampton, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, at Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield. Born in Manchester, Conn., he was the son of the late Philip and Nora (Fryer) Linnell. read more View Full Information → Philip ‘Bill’ Linnell Jr.

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    Lorraine A. Mathieu

    EASTHAMPTON – Lorraine Aurore (Lariviere) Mathieu, 89, of Easthampton, passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2012, at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield. She was born Dec. 7, 1922, in Southbridge, the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Aurore (Belmore) Lariviere. She had made Easthampton her home since 1952. read more View Full Information → Lorraine A. Mathieu

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    Elizabeth W. Holdsworth

    BLUE HILL, Maine – Elizabeth "Liza" Walsh Holdsworth, 87, who was grateful for the simple things in life and who found beauty in the world around her, died at Parker Ridge in Blue Hill, Maine, in the early morning of July 28, 2012, with her family at her side. read more View Full Information → Elizabeth W. Holdsworth