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John Friberg

Jun 05, 1956 - Dec 05, 2023

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Springfield, MA

John F. Friberg, 67, passed away December 5, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 5, 1956 in Springfield, MA to the late Robert and Lillian (Hazlett) Friberg, he grew up in Springfield and was a 1974 graduate of Tech High School. For the past 22 years, he had resided in Belchertown. John's career spanned 38 years with the Springfield Fire Department. He had many years of specialized training, including courses at Texas A&M, which led to distinguished role...Read More

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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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Mrs. Katrina Jarrel Rone’ Crews Stokes

Jan 02, 1978 - Feb 25, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Mrs. Katrina Jarrel Rone’ Crews Stokes was born January 2, 1978 in Springfield Massachusetts. She entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts surrounded by her loved ones.Katrina attended Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy. After moving to Savannah, she met and married her husband Dwayne Stokes in a union that lasted 22 years. Together they had two beautiful daughters, Danajah and Jadah Stokes, which Katrina was especially proud of.Katrina loved helping people and worked in the healthcare field. In Savannah, she worked as a Patient/Guest Services Representative at Memorial Health University. Once she relocated to Springfield she worked as a patient advocate at Baystate Medical Center.Katrina loved her family, friends and took special interest in the children. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends listening to music, taking pictures and most of all, helping people.Katrina was predeceased in death by her father, Kurt Crews, her grandmother Marion Lee Keeney as well as her uncle Jerry. She is survived by her husband Dwayne Stokes and their two daughters, Danajah Marion Stokes and Jadah Lynn Stokes; her mother and stepfather, Prince and Tammy Golphin; siblings, Titus Crews, Princess Golphin, Amiracle Golphin, Letrial Tillman, Lakeisha Tillman, Tyrese Tillman, Tayvon Tillman and Nikisha Haynes. Katrina also leaves her mother-in-law and father-in-law Felder and Fannie Stokes; sister-in-law Angela Stokes, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends that were more like family.

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Steve Watson

Feb 12, 1965 - Feb 25, 2024

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Springfield, MA

"Steve Watson passed away at Baystate Medical Center on February 25, 2024, two weeks after turning 59. Steve was sick and suffering for several years before this. Prior to becoming ill, Steve worked as a toolmaker/experimental machinist, and gear maker for over 30 years. The Steve we all know and love is someone with a huge heart. Steve would give anyone the shirt off his back or a helping hand. He spread smiles and laughs to countless people over the years. Steve was known for being an excellent cook, and loved to cook for his family and friends. His first love and biggest passion was dirtbikes! He also loved animals of all kinds, camping, hiking, motorcycles and spending time outdoors, winter through summer. He loved his family and friends and would do anything to help them. He was especially proud of his brother Paul for serving his country and his deployments in Iraq. Steve’s smile, incredible sense of humor, sweetness, and beautiful blue eyes will be remembered forever. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11AM – 1PM followed by a service at 1PM at New England Funeral \u0026amp; Cremation Center, 25 Mill Street, Springfield, MA. Please visit Steven’s memorial page at www.nefcc.net for expressions of sympathy."

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Juan Del Valle

Jun 24, 1956 - Feb 27, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Juan Del Valle, also affectionately known as Johnny, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2024. Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico on June 24, 1956, Juan lived a resilient and dedicated life filled with numerous accomplishments and joys. He was a humble man, known for his unwavering commitment to his family, especially his beloved grandchildren whom he cherished above all else. After 15 cherished years in Springfield, Massachusetts, his spirit now rests. Juan was a talented machine operator in the CNC industry and was markedly proud of his certification from Asnuntuck Community College for Computer Numerical Control Set Up and Programming. His hobbies were a testament to his diverse interests and talents. He found happiness in collecting coins, playing cards and dominoes, and engaging in DIY projects. A gifted dancer, Juan's passion for dance was infectious. His life was marked by a deep Catholic faith, reflected in the verse from the book of Matthew, "Well done, good and faithful servant... Enter into the joy of your master."(Matthew 25:23) Juan is survived by his children, Jennifer, Juan, Jonathan, and Alex, and his brother, Carlos. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maximino Del Valle and Ines Colon, and his sisters, Luz, Olga, and Mercedes. A wake for Juan Del Valle will be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, at Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home, 730 State Street, Springfield, MA., followed by his burial at Oak Grove Cemetery of Springfield Inc., 426 Bay Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. We invite you to leave your precious memories of Juan and upload photos to his memorial page. His life was a testament to resilience, dedication, talent, and humility. Let us remember and celebrate him in the same spirit.

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