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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