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Eileen Foley

Sep 16, 1939 - Oct 01, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Eileen M. Foley1939 - 2023 West Springfield - Eileen Mary (Carroll) Foley, 84, died peacefully Sunday evening surrounded by her loving family. Eileen was born in Springfield, the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Landers) Carroll. She grew up in Springfield and had lived in West Springfield for the past 59 years. Eileen was a proud graduate of Sacred Heart High School and College of Our Lady of the Elms, valuing the role that her Catholic education played in her life. Eileen met her husband ...Read More

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Betty Bech

Nov 04, 1943 - Dec 12, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

"West Springfield -Betty Jean (Hagen) Bech, 80, passed away on Tuesday, December 12th. Born on November 4, 1943 to Arthur Herman Hagen and Freda Eleanor Harvey Hagen, she was a resident of West Springfield for over 38 years. She worked for many years as an administrative coordinator at Marathon House (now Phoenix House) in Springfield. She also worked as a care giver in West Springfield. She enjoyed extensive traveling in her younger years, traveling to Europe and across the US. In later years she enjoyed day trips across southern New England and taking summertime swims at state parks. Betty Jean was a loving wife to her husband Charles who passed away in 1999, and a devoted mother to her surviving sons, Nathan Bech of West Springfield and Jeremy Bech of Westfield. She loved her surviving brother, Harvey Hagen and his wife Patricia of Barrington, NJ, and 4 sisters, Janet Hagen Proulx of Glendale, AZ, Carol Hagen of Mansfield Center, CT, Susan Hagen of Belton, SC, and Nancy Hagen and her husband Donald Berg of Willington, CT. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th from 4-6pm and a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 20th at 9:30am, both at TOOMEY-O\u0027BRIEN Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St. , West Springfield. Burial will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Betty Jean's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness 4301 Wilson Blvd. Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22203, or nami. org. "

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Carole Smith

Jun 10, 1946 - Nov 18, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

"West Springfield, Carol E. Smith, 77, passed away November 18, 2023, surrounded by her loving family and close friends at Baystate Medical Center. Born on June 10, 1946, in Springfield, MA. She was the daughter of the late Norman T. and Barbara McClelland Smith. She will be sadly missed by her beloved brother, Norman Smith of West Springfield, MA, her close friends, including her "garden understudy" Melissa, and her dog scooter. A 1964, graduate of West Springfield High School. In 1968, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from American International College. In 1972, she graduated with a Master of Education from American International College. Carol taught for 25 years in the East Longmeadow School System, inspiring her students to fulfill their life long dreams. She was a member of the Red Oak Church, where she tended the gardens. Carol devoted herself tirelessly to the preservation of the town cemeteries with a focus on veterans. She was also a member of the historical commission where she assisted at the Altamont House, the town museum. Carol was an avid skier, gardener, traveler and family historian. Calling hours are Monday November 27, 2023, from 4-6PM at the Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St West Springfield, MA. A Celebration of Carol's life will be held Tuesday November 28, 2023, 10:30AM at the Red Oak Church 337 Piper Rd, West Springfield, MA with burial to follow in Meeting House Hill Cemetery (White Church Cemetery) Elm Street, West Springfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Oak Members in Need fund, 337 Piper Rd, West Springfield, MA. "

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Charles Nolan

Jun 18, 1936 - Nov 15, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

"Charles F. Nolan, 87, of West Springfield passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. He was born in Springfield, MA on June 18, 1936 to the late Christine (Lemmah) and Charles P. Nolan. He attended Trade High School briefly, but left to support his family. He worked for various grocery stores in the area and was Dairy Manager at Food Mart for many years. He was a proud member of Local 371 of United Food and Commercial Worker's Union. Upon his retirement, he delivered for Longmeadow Flowers. Charlie was a loving family man. There isn't anything he wouldn't do for his children and grandchildren. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family. Charlie lived for many years in Port Orange, Florida. He absolutely loved his time there, especially spending time at the beach and working security at Hawaiian Tropics where he met Ron Rice. His humor and quick wit made everyone instantly like him. Charles was the beloved husband of Rita (Keane) Nolan for 66 years, having met when he was a 20-year-old and she was an 18-year-old at the Big Y in Springfield; devoted father of Cindy Nolan of West Springfield, Paul Nolan and his wife Beth of E. Granby CT, and Patty Nolan and her partner Jim Narad of Daytona Beach, FL. He also leaves two loving grandchildren; Brian Nolan of West Springfield and Delia Nolan of Bridgeport, CT and his sister Kathleen Nolan of West Springfield. Charles was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Nolan in 1994, and his son Charles P. Nolan in 1997. There will be a memorial visitation from 4-6pm on Tuesday at TOOMEY-O'BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield St. , West Springfield, with a memorial service at 6pm. Donations can be made in Charles's name to the West Springfield Senior Center, 128 Park Street, West Springfield, MA 01089. For more information, please visit toomeyobrien@aol. com. "

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Jacobus Bakker

Oct 18, 1931 - Dec 02, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Jacobus Franciscus Bakker, age 92, of West Springfield, Virginia passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. A visitation for Jacobus will be held Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151, followed by a funeral service at 12:30 PM.

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Ray Fowler

Jan 28, 1929 - Nov 29, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Ray Harland Fowler, age 94, of West Springfield, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

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Carol Barnes

Aug 13, 1942 - Nov 29, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Carol Ann Barnes, 81, passed away on November 29, 2023, at Bear Mountain at West Springfield. Born in Westfield, MA on August 13, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. Nutter and Virginia L. (Root) Moriarty. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1960 and then attended Elms College. For many years, she worked for Trinity Management in Boston, MA as an Assistant Vice President before retiring in 2018. In her spare time, Carol loved entertaining family and friends which included hosting many memorable July 4th and Christmas parties. To cherish her memory, she leaves her husband of 62 years, Eugene A. Barnes; her children Christopher Barnes and his wife Debra, Leanne Machamer and her significant other Brian and Amy Haramut and her husband Robert; her grandchildren Jamie Barnes, Cassie Hicks, Malisa Zarlengo, Christopher Haramut and Savannah Machamer; her great grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Bernadette, and Arlo; her siblings Geraldine Brewster, Jacqueline Smith, and Marshall Moriarty as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her infant sister, Gloria Nutter and her brother Robert Moriarty. The family would also like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Nurse Shawn and the staff at Bear Mountain for their exceptional care and kindness. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 10 AM - 12 Noon at Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 624 College Highway, Southwick, MA. A service will take place at 12 Noon followed by committal services in New Cemetery, College Highway Southwick, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Carol's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - MA/NH Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit www. forastiere. com

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Muriel Christian

Nov 05, 1924 - Nov 29, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Muriel R. Behn Vey Christian, age 99, of West Springfield, MA, passed away at Bear Mountain in West Springfield on November 29, 2023. She was born in Bridgeport, CT and was a longtime area resident before moving to Brimfield, MA. Her favorite pastime was reading novels. Muriel loved dancing and was a member of the Bridgeport Tapettes. She was predeceased by her husbands William Vey and Clifford Christian, her brothers Russell, Vernon (Bud),Larry and Roy Behn, and her son James Vey. Muriel is survived by her children; Reatha Sorensen and her husband Neil of HI, Dennis Vey of Vermont and Lori Christian of MA; Seven grandchildren Michelle, Erica, Angela, Ryan, Evin, Dane, and Kayb; three great-grandchildren Lucas, Laurel and Annadel along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 5, 2023 at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull at 11:00 a. m. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 a. m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www. mullinsfh. com To to the family or in memory of Muriel R. Christian, please

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Mary Caruso

Dec 05, 1941 - Nov 25, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Mary Schmitt Caruso 1941 - 2023 West Springfield - Mary (Schmitt) Caruso, 81, passed away peacefully at home Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family. Born in Springfield the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris Schmitt. She is survived by her husband Francis Caruso and her daughters Jana Boruff and her husband Joe and Gia Curran and her husband Joe and her son Christian Caruso and his wife Jessica. Grandmother to Veronica Hull, Alexander Hull, Philip and Anthony Curran and Giulia Caruso. She also leaves her brother E. Coulter Schmitt. She worked in the legal field and went on to retail, serving as Treasurer of Gia, Inc. She ended her career as a self-employed interior design consultant, a lifelong interest. She was a past member of the Springfield Country Club and past President of Ramapogue Jr. Women's Club. She and her husband wintered in Florida for six years and then made their residence in Sun City Center, FL for 8 years before returning to West Springfield to their family. While in Florida, she was Vice President of their association and chaired the landscape committee for the community. She especially enjoyed the social clubs and theatre there. She loved opera all her life but her greatest passion in life was her much loved family. Visiting hours will be held at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home Friday from 11:30am - 1:00pm with a funeral home service at 1:00pm followed by burial in the Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery. The family would like to thank Suzie, Kathy, Lisa and Ann Marie for their loving care these past few months. For online condolences please visit curranjones. com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Mary (Schmitt) Caruso, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. There are no gallery images. #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Jonathan Nash

Jan 10, 1984 - Nov 22, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Jonathan R. Nash1984 - 2023 West Springfield - Jonathan (Jon) R. Nash, 39, died peacefully Wednesday morning surrounded by his loving family. Jon was born in Springfield, son of Kathleen (Brown) Nash and the late Thomas E. Nash. He grew up in West Springfield and was a 2002 graduate of West Springfield High School and 2006 graduate of Nichols College. He worked as a Beer Salesman for Craft Brewers Guild and was a longtime bartender at Collins Tavern. Jon loved the New York Giants, the Red Sox and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beth (Ingalls) Nash, and their three children, Jack, Emma and Conor; his brother Chris Nash and his wife Alex; his sister Alison Nash; his mother and father-in-law Debbie and Kim Ingalls; and his brother-in-law Mike Ingalls. He also leaves cherished nieces and nephews Courtney, Madison, Ryan and River, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Visiting hours will be held at the West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 26th from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Family and friends are invited to meet at St. Michael's Church in East Longmeadow for the Funeral Mass Monday Nov. 27 at 11:30am. For more info and online condolences please visit curranjones. com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Jon Nash Memorial Fund, Westfield Bank, C/O Anja Paier, 39 Morgan Rd, West Springfield, MA 01089. All funds will go directly to the education of Jon's children. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Jonathan R. Nash, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. There are no gallery images. #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Wanda Jenks

Dec 12, 1930 - Nov 10, 2023

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West Springfield, VA

Wanda Lee Jenks, 92 of West Springfield, passed away early Friday morning at home after a brief illness, November 10, 2023, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born December 12, 1930 in Gem, West Virginia, the daughter of Samuel Clyde and Lucinda (Dean) Wade. Wanda graduated from West Springfield High School. While a senior in high school, she took first place in a pie contest for her cherry pie. She married the love of her life, Ralph E. Jenks on December 20, 1948. They owned Jenks Motor Sales, which served the community until their retirement in 2009. They enjoyed traveling together to do the work of the farm dealer's association NAEDA. She was a member of West Springfield United Methodist Church and actively involved in the community. She helped with kitchen duties, bakes sales and after school programs. Wanda was a founding member and first president of the Springfield Service Circle. Wanda was an election worker and notary public. She was a Girl Scout Leader and helped place flags at the cemetery for Memorial Day each year. In later years, she delighted in taking care of her great-grandchildren and any baby who came into her orbit. Wanda enjoyed reading novels, vegetable gardening, and the Cleveland Indians. Most of all, she enjoyed her family, cooking for her family and whoever happened to be in her home, and caring for her neighbors, friends, and babies. Wanda will be remembered for her infectious laugh, smile, and willingness to help anyone she could. Survivors include her daughters Brenda (Richard) Sembower of Girard, PA, and Rev. Deborah (Dennis) Hills of W. Springfield; grandchildren Mark (Cara) Sembower, Kristy (Rev. David, Jr. ) Buzard, Justin (Lisa) Hills, and Julie (Jamie) Arseneault; and great-grandchildren Annabeth, Tyler, Desmond, Millie, Izzy, and Alex; brother-in-law Robert Bright; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Ralph March 3, 2023; and siblings Carrie Bowers, Samuel Georg Wade, Lilburn Wade, Mary Alice Warner, Esta Grace Russell, Minnie Garrison, June Ator, Freida Carol Bright, Betty Finlaw, and Coletta Nault. Wanda's family would like to thank those who cared for her in recent months, including Kathy, Bonnie, Jen, Nancy, Hailey, and Hayden. Funeral service will be 10:00 A. M. , Monday November 13, 2023, at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St. , Conneaut, with Rev. Robert Klingler and Rev. David Buzard, Jr. , officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Cemetery, East Springfield, PA. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 PM. , Sunday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in Wanda's memory to All God's Children Ministries, PO Box 65, West Springfield, PA 16443. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Light a candle or leave a memory at www. marcyfuneralhome. com. To to the family or in memory of Wanda L. (Wade) Jenks, please

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