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Francine Hermany

Oct 05, 1949 - Dec 05, 2023

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Springfield, MA

Francine F. (Courcelles) Hermany, 74, died peacefully at home, Tuesday, December 5, 2023. She was born in Montreal, Canada, the only child of Elze'ar and Jeannin Courcelles. She immigrated to the US with her family as a youth. She worked for the Nixon Company for many years before retiring. She married Delmar Hermany, the love of her life on June 24, 1972. They were married for almost 50 years and lived all their lives in Springfield, until his death in 2022. She leaves behind to cherish her mem...Read More

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Margie H LaMotte

Mar 13, 1960 - Feb 28, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Margie H LaMotte, 63, of Ludlow, MA passed peacefully on February 28th, 2024, at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 13th, 1960, in Morristown, NJ. To the late Joseph T and Mary (Murray) Hertig of Morristown, NJ. She attended Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison, NJ. She pursued a business degree from Western New England College. After graduation, she started working at MassMutual and rose to the position of 2nd AVP. She retired after 27 years of service with many lifelong friendships created. She had a passion for volunteering and did so with Junior Achievement of WM where she taught classes at various schools. Margie started working at New England Dermatology and called it her "retirement job". She loved the doctors and support staff. She had so much fun working beside Annie and Dr. Ivker. Margie was kind and caring and loved to talk to the patients that came in for care. She will be forever missed by everyone fortunate enough to know her. Margie is predeceased by her sister Anne Garrison, her father -in-law Roy C. LaMotte and her uncle Msgr. James Murray. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Richard D LaMotte and her best friend and daughter, Alissa M LaMotte. Her brothers Steven Hertig and Michael Hertig and her brother-in-law Charlie Garrison. Her mother-in-law Berniece (Whyte) LaMotte of Springfield, MA. Her brother-in-law Roy C LaMotte Jr and his wife Jeanne. Sister-in-law Kathy and husband Fred Zimmerman. She will be missed by all her nieces, nephews, and grandnieces & nephews. Visitation for Margie will be on Sunday March 10, 2024, at Sampsons Chapels of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. 01129 from 11am to 1pm. Followed by a service at the funeral home at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Donate Life America 5516 Falmouth St. Suite 302 Richmond VA 23230 or the Shriners Hospital 516 Carew St. Springfield MA 01104.

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Jerome Nathanson

Feb 22, 1926 - Mar 03, 2024

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Springfield, MA

"JEROME NATHANSON 1926-2024 Springfield – Jerome Nathanson, 98, passed away Sunday at the East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center. Born in New York City, he attended Brooklyn public schools. Jerome served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and after returning, received his business degree from Pace University in NYC. Jerome used his degree to work as an accountant his entire career, retiring in 1989. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille Nathanson in 2016. Jerome is survived by his son Ira (Mary) Nathanson, his sister Irene Solomon, and his two grandchildren Adam and Hannah. His graveside service will be Monday March 4th at 1:00 PM at Beth El Cemetery in West Springfield. The family will be receiving guests at their home Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assn., 300 5th Ave. Ste 6, Waltham, MA 02451. For further information or directions, please visit ascherzimmerman.com."

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Lois Elsie Lavariere

Apr 11, 1934 - Feb 29, 2024

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Springfield, MA

“But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.”Lois Elsie (Williamson) Lavariere, 89, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, with her two daughters by her side. Born in Phillips, Maine, on April 11, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles C. Williamson and Marguerite (Bridges) Williamson. Lois has joined her parents in eternity, as well as her loving husband of 31 years Richard L. Lavariere, daughter Donna and son Steven, who predeceased her. She resided in Ludlow for more than 60 years and worked at the Ludlow Town Hall in the Board of Assessors office for many years. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family. She is survived by her sister Celia (Williamson) Lund, daughters Deborah (Lavariere) Ledoux and her husband Roger Ledoux, Karen Lavariere-Sanchez and her husband Gustavo E. Sanchez, grandchildren Nicholas Sanchez, Allison Ledoux Mollen and her husband Tim Mollen, David Ledoux and his wife Tamar (Sarig) Ledoux, Alexander Sanchez and his fiancé Madeline Caulder, Elise Sanchez and her fiancé Andrew Dagres, and her great grandchildren, Henry and Madelyn Mollen and Ilan and Gali Ledoux, whose smiles always spread to her face and lit her up. She will be so missed. Visitation will take place at Ludlow Funeral Home on March 7 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. followed by a Catholic funeral Mass at St. Elizabeth Parish and burial at St. Aloysius Cemetery.The family wishes to say a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Mason Wright in Springfield MA, who cared for her during her last years of life, and to the staff of Baystate Medical Center ED and ICU, who provided care and support to Lois and her family in her last hours.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of Lois Lavariere: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/Donation2?df_id=55995&55995.donation=form1

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Antonia Martinez

Aug 26, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Springfield, MA

With hearts full of love and gratitude, we celebrate the vibrant life of Antonia Martinez, affectionately known as "Toña," who was born on August 26, 1939, in Manatí, Puerto Rico. Antonia was a woman of strong faith, a devoted mother, doting grandmother, and a cherished member of the community. She was a loving, dedicated, and humble woman with an infectious sense of humor that brightened our days. She passed away peacefully on February 28, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and faith. Antonia was a woman of immense strength and charisma, who dedicated her life to her family and faith. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life, like watching novelas, playing dominos, or sitting on the porch, watching the world go by. She was a masterful cook, and her dishes brought family and friends together in celebration of love and unity. Her legacy will live on through the countless memories she created in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Antonia is survived by her children Jeannette Claudio, Alejandro Montanez, Jose Montanez, Olga Montanez, Juan Montanez, Arturo Montanez, and Pepe Montanez, her son-in-law Jose Santiago, and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each of them has been deeply impacted by her love, wisdom, and grace. She was preceded in death by her parents Eladio Martinez and Juana Cordero, her beloved husband Alejandro Montanez, her daughter Luz Montanez, and her grandson Kevin Gomez. Antonia's faith was deeply rooted in Evangelica tradition, and she lived her life according to the verse from Proverbs 31:28-29, "Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'" These words perfectly encapsulate Antonia's life; she was indeed a woman of excellence who surpassed all expectations with her love, humility, and dedication to her family and faith. A viewing for Antonia Martinez will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, at Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home, 730 State Street, Springfield, MA, followed by her burial at Oak Grove Cemetery of Springfield Inc., 426 Bay Street, Springfield, MA. We invite all who knew and loved Antonia to join us in celebrating her life and cherishing her memory. We encourage those who knew Antonia to share their memories and upload photos to the memorial page. Your stories and pictures will help keep her memory alive for generations to come. We thank you for your love and support during this time. SPANISH Con el corazón lleno de amor y gratitud, celebramos la vibrante vida de Antonia Martínez, cariñosamente conocida como "Toña", quien nació el 26 de Agosto de 1939 en Manatí, Puerto Rico. Antonia era una mujer de gran fe, una madre devota, una abuela cariñosa y un miembro querido de la comunidad. Era una mujer cariñosa, dedicada y humilde con un sentido del humor contagioso que alegraba nuestros días. Falleció pacíficamente el 28 de Febrero de 2024, dejando atrás un legado de amor, risas y fe. Antonia fue una mujer de inmensa fuerza y ??carisma, que dedicó su vida a su familia y a la fe. Encontraba alegría en los placeres simples de la vida, como ver novelas, jugar dominó o sentarse en el porche a ver pasar el mundo. Era una cocinera magistral y sus platos unían a familiares y amigos en una celebración del amor y la unidad. Su legado vivirá a través de los innumerables recuerdos que creó en los corazones de sus hijos, nietos y bisnietos. A Antonia le sobreviven sus hijos Jeannette Claudio, Alejandro Montanez, José Montanez, Olga Montanez, Juan Montanez, Arturo Montanez y Pepe Montanez, su yerno José Santiago y una gran cantidad de nietos y bisnietos. Cada uno de ellos ha quedado profundamente impactado por su amor, sabiduría y gracia. Le precedieron en la muerte sus padres Eladio Martínez y Juana Cordero, su amado esposo Alejandro Montañez, su hija Luz Montañez y su nieto Kevin Gómez. La fe de Antonia estaba profundamente arraigada en la tradición evangélica, y vivió su vida según el versículo de Proverbios 31:28-29: "Sus hijos se levantan y la llaman bienaventurada; su marido también, y la alaba: 'Muchas mujeres han hecho excelentemente, pero los superas a todos'”. Estas palabras resumen perfectamente la vida de Antonia; de hecho, fue una mujer de excelencia que superó todas las expectativas con su amor, humildad y dedicación a su familia y su fe. Se llevará a cabo un velorio para Antonia Martínez el Martes 5 de Marzo de 2024, de 12:00 PM a 2:00 PM, en Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home, 730 State Street, Springfield, MA, seguido de su entierro en Oak Grove Cementerio de Springfield Inc., 426 Bay Street, Springfield, MA. Invitamos a todos los que conocieron y amaron a Antonia a unirse a nosotros para celebrar su vida y apreciar su memoria. Alentamos a quienes conocieron a Antonia a compartir sus recuerdos y subir fotos a la página conmemorativa. Sus historias e imágenes ayudarán a mantener viva su memoria para las generaciones venideras. Le agradecemos su amor y apoyo durante este tiempo.

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Maria Antonia Giuseppa (Leone) Lysick

Died : Feb 28, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Maria Antonia Giuseppa (Leone) Lysick, 70, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Martone, in the province of Reggio Calabria, Italy, she was the daughter of the late George C. & Rose (Severino) Leone. Mary was educated in Springfield, attending Our Lady of Mount Carmel School followed by Cathedral High School class of 1971. She was married to Peter M. Lysick, who predeceased her in 2007. Up until her retirement in 1998, Mary was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an institutional Parole Officer serving in both Hampshire and Franklin County Houses of Correction and at the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center at Howard St. Over her career Mary received some notable awards including the Governor’s Merit of Recognition Award from Governor Michael Dukakis; presented to employees who selflessly reflect a deep commitment to serving the people of the Commonwealth and exemplify the highest standards of public service. In 1998, Mary received a letter of proclamation from Springfield’s Mayor Michael J. Albano for her dedication and commitment to public service. Mary took tremendous pride in her Italian heritage. Recently, she was the driving force in bringing back the Assunta Feast to Springfield. A true Calabrian, she exemplified loyalty and courage with a fieriness that could not be matched. Mary was a member of the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts as well as a member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy. Mary Leaves behind her daughter, Andrea Tricarico of Lakewood Ranch, FL, son, Michael J. Lysick of Springfield, brother, Joseph J. Leone of Easthampton, and many cousins in Italy and Australia. She also leaves behind her beloved pet “Nunzi” who enjoyed their many car rides together and loyally, never left her side. Mary’s family would like to thank her many friends who have showed unwavering support during this difficult time, as well as Baystate Medical Center’s ICU team for their tremendous efforts, compassion, and professionalism during her short stay. Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, March5th, from 8-9 a.m., at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield, proceeding to Mary’s 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Her entombment will follow in the Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the Dakin Humane Society located at 171 Union Street in Springfield. Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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Raymond J. Brunton Sr.

Feb 26, 1940 - Feb 28, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Raymond J. Brunton Sr., 84, passed away on February 28, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Springfield on February 26, 1940, to the late Thomas M. and Grace (Reagan) Brunton. Raymond graduated from Cathedral High School as an ace on the ballfield and went on to play Professional Baseball from 1957-1961 for the Kansas City Athletics. He was a lifetime Springfield resident and a member of St Patrick’s Church Springfield MA. Raymond is predeceased by his parents, his best friend, love of his life, his wife of 51yrs Susan G. (Gelly) Brunton in 2013, his daughter and son-in-law Cara Brunton-English and her husband Mathew, his brothers Thomas J. Brunton, William F. Brunton, Rev. Daniel B. Brunton and John J. Brunton, his sister Winifred Brunton, his sisters-in-law Patricia Brunton, Ann Brunton and Eileen Field and her husband John. He is survived by his sons Thomas M. Brunton of Springfield, Raymond J. Brunton Jr. and his wife Laurie of Springfield, his daughters Lisa Podworski and her husband Joseph of Monson, Colleen Brunton-Lopez and her husband Jose of Chicopee, his adopted son Gary Smith of Springfield, sister-in-law Marion Brunton of Springfield, his grandchildren Nicole, Joseph, Devin, Amanda, and a great-grandchild Sophia Andrews. Visitation for Raymond is Thursday March 7, 2024, from 4pm to 7pm at Sampsons Family Chapels 21 Tinkham Rd Springfield, MA 01129. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Friday March 8, 2024, at 10am at St. Patrick’s Church 1900 Allen St Springfield MA 01118. Followed by Rites of Committal at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Sec. 5, 1601 State St. Springfield MA 01109. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association 2275 Silas Dean Hwy 1st floor N-Unit 9, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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Pansy Lorna James

Dec 20, 1966 - Feb 27, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Pansy Lorna James, 57 of Springfield, MA, departed this life on Wednesday,February 27, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center, with family at her side.She was born in England, on December 20, 1966, daughter of Ernest James and the late Una James.She graduated from High School of Commerce and continued on to Salem State College for four years. She worked in a law firm office, down town Springfield, for many years. She continued on with her career working for the Springfield School Department. Pansy loved her job and always got there early to complete her duties and enjoyed her time with her coworkers.Pansy was filled with a warm and inviting sprit, once you knew her, you just loved her.Pansy loved her Bible, going to church and sharing her faith. She also loved to shop for clothes. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her three sisters, Brenda, Millicent and Patricia and three nephews, Tramaine, Travis and Tyrece. Her infectious laugh, beautiful smile and vibrant soul will forever be missed. Photo Album $(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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James Malachi Eaddy

Died : Feb 08, 2024

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Springfield, MA

James Malachi Eaddy, 89, of Elmore Avenue, Springfield, Massachusetts, departed this life at his home on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Born in Florence, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Horace Eaddy and the late Mary (Timmons) Eady. Mr. Eady was a veteran of the United States Army and had been employed at the Marsh Plywood Mill in South Carolina. After moving to Springfield in 1970, he worked as a machine operator at UniRoyal Tire and Rubber Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He enjoyed drawing, crossword puzzles, bible study, listening to R & B, and playing guitar. Pre-deceased by his wife, Delphine (Campbell) Eaddy, he is survived by five children, Gloria James of Wilmington, North Carolina, Melvine James Eaddy (and wife, Chavette) of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Marilyn Eaddy of Matthews, North Carolina, and Avery Mock and Alexr Mock, both of Springfield; two sisters, Irene Eaddy of Springfield and Lilly Eady of White Plains, New York; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. To to the family or in memory of James M. Eaddy, please

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Brenda Modugno

Aug 09, 1962 - Feb 28, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Brenda Modugno, 61, of Warren, MA passed away February 28, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She was born on August 9, 1962, in Palmer, MA to Charles A. and Jacqueline (Gleason) Modugno. Brenda grew up in Brimfield and graduated from Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge. After graduating she attended Burdett Business College where she received her Associates Degree in Accounting. Brenda and her brother Steve were the co-owners of Texas Chuck Wagon Foods. She loved the beach! In her youth she would spend summers at the beach camping with family. Her love of camping continued into her adulthood where she enjoyed camping with family and friends in Gloucester. MA and Hermit Island in Maine. Brenda had a passion for cooking, in particular, Italian food. She loved cooking for large gatherings. She will be deeply missed by her two brothers, Steven Modugno and his wife Gail of Brimfield, David Modugno of Easthampton, and also by her niece Jessica, her husband Drew and their children Grace and Avery. She also leaves her fur babies, Sylvester and Cairo. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her life partner Scott A. Greene. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

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Joseph Raymond Dowd, Jr.

Jul 04, 1942 - Feb 27, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Joseph Raymond Dowd, Jr., 81, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Baystate Medical Center. Joseph was born in Springfield on July 4, 1942, the son of the late Joseph and Alice (Skiba) Dowd. Joseph was a devout parishioner of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by two sons Peter Dowd and Joseph Dowd. He is survived by his devoted daughter Kimberly Mash and her husband James of Suwanee, GA., a loving sister Kathleen Long of Springfield and his two cherished grandchildren Ryan Mash and his wife Meg and Jessica Dupee and her husband Jack and he leaves a great-granddaughter Layla Mash. A Calling hour will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 9:30am-10:30a.m. in St. Michaels Cathedral, 260 State Street, Springfield. Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:30a.m. Burial will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, 01118.

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