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Louis Dagenais

Sep 09, 1957 - Nov 22, 2023

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Springfield, MA

Louis George Dagenais, 66, passed away November 22, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, MA on September 9, 1957 to the late James and Stella (Poulopoulos) Dagenais. A hardworking individual, Louis spent many years of his life as a truck driver. Additionally, he served as a security guard at Mercy Medical Center, contributing to the safety and well-being of others. Louis had a passion for hockey, particularly the Springfield Thunderbirds. Not only was he a former bus driv...Read More

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Juan Antonio Stuart Morales

Feb 13, 1963 - Feb 22, 2024

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Springfield, MA

"Juan Antonio Stuart Morales, 61, of Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away on February 22, 2024. New England Funeral \u0026amp; Cremation Center, 25 Mill Street, Springfield, MA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visit www.nefcc.net"

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Deborah Jane Labarre

Dec 16, 1957 - Feb 24, 2024

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West Springfield, MA

"Deborah Jane Labarre, 66, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, passed away on February 24, 2024. New England Funeral \u0026amp; Cremation Center, 25 Mill Street, Springfield, MA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visit www.nefcc.net"

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Grace Winifred Goucher

Aug 18, 1929 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Grace Winifred Goucher, age 94, passed away on Feb 23, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center. She was born in Springfield on Aug 18, 1929 to the late James and Marion (Austin) Goucher. She was a graduate of Springfield Tech High School and went on to work as a procedures clerk for the Hampden County Registry of Probate in Springfield before retiring in 1995. Grace also volunteered at the Jewish Community Center teaching seniors’ computers. She was a communicant of Holy Name Church and was a member of the Catholic Woman’s Club. Grace was predeceased by her sister, Janet Goucher who passed away in 2014. She leaves many cousins. Visiting Hours will be held on Mon, Mar 4, 2023 from 11 am to 12 pm at Sampson Chapel of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. Springfield with a funeral home service to begin at 12 pm with burial to follow at St Michael Cemetery.

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William Gene Vieu

Feb 27, 1955 - Feb 22, 2024

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Springfield, MA

William “Billy” Gene Vieu, 68, of Springfield, MA, passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2024. Born in Holyoke on February 27, 1955 to the late Claire (Drasye) and Herman Vieu, he graduated from South Hadley High School where he played on the Varsity soccer team and they became division champions his senior year. From the Billy went in to the United States Navy where he proudly served as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War. Following his service he worked for years as a contractor, and was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone he met. Billy enjoyed his daily trips to Dufresne Park where he befriended many dogs and their owners, enjoyed fishing and teaching others how to fish. Throughout the years Billy enjoyed spending his free time by hunting and deep sea fishing with his brother Kenny and friends. He leaves his beloved partner of 20 years, Cheryl Vieu, her four children, Lisa, Eric, Kate and Jake and their children. Billy was predeceased by his sister Debbie Rivette, and leaves behind his other siblings and their spouses, Kenneth Vieu and wife Cindy, Tina Zalowski and husband Richard, Lori Gagnon, Pam Provo and Donna Smith. He leaves his lifelong friends, Art and Dean as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends whom he loved dearly. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Matthew J. Vieu Fund. Donations can be sent to Matthew J. Vieu Fund, P. O. Box 262, Granby, MA, 01033. Committal services with military honors will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9:00am in the chapel of the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam. Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of William Gene Vieu, please visit our

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Gladys M. Zietkowski

Jul 29, 1933 - Feb 21, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Palmer-Gladys M. (Young) Zietkowski, 90, passed away February 21, 2024 at Mercy Medical Center. Born in Bear Creek, WI on July 29, 1933, she was the daughter of Peter and Mildred (Bricco) Young. Gladys has lived in Palmer since 1972, previously living in Michigan for five and a half years after moving from California. Dedicated to the religious community of Our Lady of the Roses Shrine overseen by St Michael's World Apostolate, Gladys enjoyed routine trips into the city. In her leisure, she also enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, crocheting and playing the accordion. Gladys was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Zietkowski as well as her daughter, Mary Ann Zietkowski and siblings, Lionel, Nordel and Robert Young. Gladys's memory will forever remain with her children, Robert Zietkowski and his wife Bridget of Brimfield, William Zietkowski of Palmer, Sallie Czepiel of Enfield, CT, and Catherine Zietkowski of Bondsville. Gladys also leaves five grandchildren, Juliette, Alicia, Philip, David and Matthew, as well as a sister, Edna Janowski and Joseph of WI. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 2nd from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Beers & Story Funeral Home with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle and burial to follow in the parish cemetery. For those wishing, please consider donations in her memory to St Michael's World Apostolate P.O. Box 514 Bayside New York 11361.

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Ruthy Caldbeck

Sep 29, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Ruthy went home to be with the Lord February 23rd, 2024. Ruthy was born in San Francisco, CA, September 29, 1942 to Walt and June Fleming, and was raised in West Los Angeles, CA. Ruthy’s family moved to the Island of Guam just before her senior year of high school as a result of a job transfer for Ruthy’s dad, an air traffic representative for Pan American Airways. Ruthy attended the College of Guam, and Ruthy’s family lived across from the Christian Servicemen Center, which led to Ruthy meeting her husband Edward Caldbeck who was serving in the United States Air Force at Anderson Air Force Base. Ruthy and Ed were married December 1st, 1962, after the original wedding date was postponed due to Typhoon Karen. Ruthy and Ed were married 61 years as of December 1, 2023. Shortly after marriage, Ruthy and Ed moved back to Southern California, living in both Fullerton and Anaheim for several years where their two sons were born, and where Ruthy worked at Mission Aviation Fellowship. Ruthy and Ed moved to MA in 1968, where their daughter was later born, to be close to Ed’s parents, Ed and Louise Caldbeck, and Ruthy’s parents, who had moved to Long Island, NY. Ruthy lived the rest of her life in Springfield, MA, building relationships with neighbors and church family, serving at First Baptist Church in East Longmeadow as financial secretary for over 30 years. Ruthy also worked at the former Christian Bookstore in Sixteen Acres, and the Morningstar Christian Bookstore in West Springfield, for close to 30 years. Among Ruthy’s lifelong favorite memories were annual summer trips with her childhood family to Swan Lake in Washington, where her uncle worked as a forest ranger. Ruthy continued to love trips with her husband and children throughout her life. Ruthy’s recent hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, miniature golf, and bowling. Ruthy’s greatest loves were her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her church, and her family. She had the special privilege of spending time with extended family during her final weeks on earth, which brought her great joy. Ruthy was predeceased by her parents, Walt and June Fleming, grandparents John and Grace Fleming and Warren and Edith Whitman, and her beloved brother Dennis Fleming. Ruthy leaves her husband Ed Caldbeck; brothers James Fleming and David Fleming and his wife Erin; brother Dennis’ wife Cathy Fleming; children Tim, Tom and his wife Laurel, and Tricia Caldbeck; granddaughter Ashley and her husband Corey Cowart; granddaughter Mariah and her husband Brandon Washington; grandson Steven Caldbeck; grandson Kamrin Caldbeck; great grandchildren Gabriella, Julianna, Josiah, and Leilani; and many other cherished family members. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10AM-12PM, followed by a memorial service at 12PM at First Baptist Church, 50 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA. Flowers can be donated to First Baptist Church, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization Ruthy supported, Samaritan’s Purse, Memorial Giving, by contacting stewardship@samaritan.org. A private burial will be held at the convenience of Ruthy’s family. Ruthy’s favorite Bible verse was John 14: 27. Ruthy has now moved to her eternal home with the Lord she loves, and Ruthy’s kind, gentle spirit and radiant demonstration of God’s love will be profoundly missed by everyone who knew her. Her family looks forward to their joyful reunion one day. Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, East Longmeadow has been entrusted with arrangements and for online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.

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Peter R. Bechard

Nov 10, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Springfield - Peter R. Bechard, 64, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2024. He was the son of the late Joseph Bechard and Anita (Tessier) Bechard. Peter graduated from Classical High School & was a self made entrepreneur his entire life, while maintaining a full time job at Bobs Bike Shop, where he worked along side his older brother Gerard Bechard. Peter was a father figure to many and his presence will be deeply missed & remembered in the hearts of his loved ones. He always loved cooking & enjoyed feeding his loved ones & family-friends whenever given the opportunity. He was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed driving his Cadillacs, Mercedes, & Porsches throughout the years. You could often find him meditating sitting outside in the sun, relaxing in his hot tub or spending time at his Campsite at Sun Valley Campground. He loved the silence of nature and enjoyed his privacy, looking at the water and sitting by a fire just enjoying the simplicity of nature. His loving personality and willingness to want to help anyone in need is what describes Peter the most, He was dedicated to his sons and gave so much of himself to others. He will be missed by his two sons, Jordan Bechard, and Joshua Bechard, his longtime soulmate Gena Yelinek and her daughter Sadie, his brothers, John Bechard of East Longmeadow and Gerard Bechard and Brenda of Springfield. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Donald Bechard and the mother of his boys, Patricia Staveski. Funeral Services will be held privately. A memorial Service will be held in the Spring. For more details and to share condolences please visit www.forastiere.com

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Ruthy Caldbeck

Sep 29, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Ruthy went home to be with the Lord February 23rd, 2024. Ruthy was born in San Francisco, CA, September 29, 1942 to Walt and June Fleming, and was raised in West Los Angeles, CA. Ruthy’s family moved to the Island of Guam just before her senior year of high school as a result of a job transfer for Ruthy’s dad, an air traffic representative for Pan American Airways. Ruthy attended the College of Guam, and Ruthy’s family lived across from the Christian Servicemen Center, which led to Ruthy meeting her husband Edward Caldbeck who was serving in the United States Air Force at Anderson Air Force Base. Ruthy and Ed were married December 1st, 1962, after the original wedding date was postponed due to Typhoon Karen. Ruthy and Ed were married 61 years as of December 1, 2023. Shortly after marriage, Ruthy and Ed moved back to Southern California, living in both Fullerton and Anaheim for several years where their two sons were born, and where Ruthy worked at Mission Aviation Fellowship. Ruthy and Ed moved to MA in 1968, where their daughter was later born, to be close to Ed’s parents, Ed and Louise Caldbeck, and Ruthy’s parents, who had moved to Long Island, NY. Ruthy lived the rest of her life in Springfield, MA, building relationships with neighbors and church family, serving at First Baptist Church in East Longmeadow as financial secretary for over 30 years. Ruthy also worked at the former Christian Bookstore in Sixteen Acres, and the Morningstar Christian Bookstore in West Springfield, for close to 30 years. Among Ruthy’s lifelong favorite memories were annual summer trips with her childhood family to Swan Lake in Washington, where her uncle worked as a forest ranger. Ruthy continued to love trips with her husband and children throughout her life. Ruthy’s recent hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, miniature golf, and bowling. Ruthy’s greatest loves were her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her church, and her family. She had the special privilege of spending time with extended family during her final weeks on earth, which brought her great joy. Ruthy was predeceased by her parents, Walt and June Fleming, grandparents John and Grace Fleming and Warren and Edith Whitman, and her beloved brother Dennis Fleming. Ruthy leaves her husband Ed Caldbeck; brothers James Fleming and David Fleming and his wife Erin; brother Dennis’ wife Cathy Fleming; children Tim, Tom and his wife Laurel, and Tricia Caldbeck; granddaughter Ashley and her husband Corey Cowart; granddaughter Mariah and her husband Brandon Washington; grandson Steven Caldbeck; grandson Kamrin Caldbeck; great grandchildren Gabriella, Julianna, Josiah, and Leilani; and many other cherished family members. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10AM-12PM, followed by a memorial service at 12PM at First Baptist Church, 50 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA. Flowers can be donated to First Baptist Church, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization Ruthy supported, Samaritan’s Purse, Memorial Giving, by contacting stewardship@samaritan.org. A private burial will be held at the convenience of Ruthy’s family. Ruthy’s favorite Bible verse was John 14: 27. Ruthy has now moved to her eternal home with the Lord she loves, and Ruthy’s kind, gentle spirit and radiant demonstration of God’s love will be profoundly missed by everyone who knew her. Her family looks forward to their joyful reunion one day. Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, East Longmeadow has been entrusted with arrangements and for online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.

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Peter R. Bechard

Nov 10, 1959 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Springfield - Peter R. Bechard, 64, passed away unexpectedly on February 23, 2024. He was the son of the late Joseph Bechard and Anita (Tessier) Bechard. Peter graduated from Classical High School & was a self made entrepreneur his entire life, while maintaining a full time job at Bobs Bike Shop, where he worked along side his older brother Gerard Bechard. Peter was a father figure to many and his presence will be deeply missed & remembered in the hearts of his loved ones. He always loved cooking & enjoyed feeding his loved ones & family-friends whenever given the opportunity. He was an avid car enthusiast, enjoyed driving his Cadillacs, Mercedes, & Porsches throughout the years. You could often find him meditating sitting outside in the sun, relaxing in his hot tub or spending time at his Campsite at Sun Valley Campground. He loved the silence of nature and enjoyed his privacy, looking at the water and sitting by a fire just enjoying the simplicity of nature. His loving personality and willingness to want to help anyone in need is what describes Peter the most, He was dedicated to his sons and gave so much of himself to others. He will be missed by his two sons, Jordan Bechard, and Joshua Bechard, his longtime soulmate Gena Yelinek and her daughter Sadie, his brothers, John Bechard of East Longmeadow and Gerard Bechard and Brenda of Springfield. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Donald Bechard and the mother of his boys, Patricia Staveski. Funeral Services will be held privately. A memorial Service will be held in the Spring. For more details and to share condolences please visit www.forastiere.com

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Ruthy Caldbeck

Sep 29, 1942 - Feb 23, 2024

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Springfield, MA

Ruthy went home to be with the Lord February 23rd, 2024. Ruthy was born in San Francisco, CA, September 29, 1942 to Walt and June Fleming, and was raised in West Los Angeles, CA. Ruthy’s family moved to the Island of Guam just before her senior year of high school as a result of a job transfer for Ruthy’s dad, an air traffic representative for Pan American Airways. Ruthy attended the College of Guam, and Ruthy’s family lived across from the Christian Servicemen Center, which led to Ruthy meeting her husband Edward Caldbeck who was serving in the United States Air Force at Anderson Air Force Base. Ruthy and Ed were married December 1st, 1962, after the original wedding date was postponed due to Typhoon Karen. Ruthy and Ed were married 61 years as of December 1, 2023. Shortly after marriage, Ruthy and Ed moved back to Southern California, living in both Fullerton and Anaheim for several years where their two sons were born, and where Ruthy worked at Mission Aviation Fellowship. Ruthy and Ed moved to MA in 1968, where their daughter was later born, to be close to Ed’s parents, Ed and Louise Caldbeck, and Ruthy’s parents, who had moved to Long Island, NY. Ruthy lived the rest of her life in Springfield, MA, building relationships with neighbors and church family, serving at First Baptist Church in East Longmeadow as financial secretary for over 30 years. Ruthy also worked at the former Christian Bookstore in Sixteen Acres, and the Morningstar Christian Bookstore in West Springfield, for close to 30 years. Among Ruthy’s lifelong favorite memories were annual summer trips with her childhood family to Swan Lake in Washington, where her uncle worked as a forest ranger. Ruthy continued to love trips with her husband and children throughout her life. Ruthy’s recent hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, miniature golf, and bowling. Ruthy’s greatest loves were her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her church, and her family. She had the special privilege of spending time with extended family during her final weeks on earth, which brought her great joy. Ruthy was predeceased by her parents, Walt and June Fleming, grandparents John and Grace Fleming and Warren and Edith Whitman, and her beloved brother Dennis Fleming. Ruthy leaves her husband Ed Caldbeck; brothers James Fleming and David Fleming and his wife Erin; brother Dennis’ wife Cathy Fleming; children Tim, Tom and his wife Laurel, and Tricia Caldbeck; granddaughter Ashley and her husband Corey Cowart; granddaughter Mariah and her husband Brandon Washington; grandson Steven Caldbeck; grandson Kamrin Caldbeck; great grandchildren Gabriella, Julianna, Josiah, and Leilani; and many other cherished family members. Calling hours will be Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 10AM-12PM, followed by a memorial service at 12PM at First Baptist Church, 50 Parker Street, East Longmeadow, MA. Flowers can be donated to First Baptist Church, or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an organization Ruthy supported, Samaritan’s Purse, Memorial Giving, by contacting stewardship@samaritan.org. A private burial will be held at the convenience of Ruthy’s family. Ruthy’s favorite Bible verse was John 14: 27. Ruthy has now moved to her eternal home with the Lord she loves, and Ruthy’s kind, gentle spirit and radiant demonstration of God’s love will be profoundly missed by everyone who knew her. Her family looks forward to their joyful reunion one day. Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, East Longmeadow has been entrusted with arrangements and for online condolences please visit www.forastiere.com.

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