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Russell Costa Sr

Jan 21, 1945 - Nov 28, 2023

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Hampden, MA

Russell "Bumpa" Costa, Sr. , of Hampden MA passed away in his sleep on November 28, 2023. In life, Russ suffered no fools and rather emphatically put on no airs. It is fitting, therefore, to honor him in death by dispensing with the formalities found in most obituaries. So here we go. Born in New Bedford, MA on January 21, 1945, he was raised there and in Brockton, MA. He served in the U. S. Army from 1965 to 1968. He moved to Springfield in 1973 where he worked for the city for over 30 years un...Read More

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Andrew G. Clines

Aug 05, 1974 - Feb 13, 2024

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Hampden, MA

Andrew G. Clines, 49, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 13, 2024. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother and friend.Andy was born in Florida on August 5, 1974. He returned with his family to their native Massachusetts where they lived in Charlton for four years, then to Hampden, his home since 1984. He attended schools in Hampden and Wilbraham, graduating from Minnechaug in 1992, where he was a National Merit Scholar and a member of Science Olympiad. He then attended UMass Amherst, graduating in 1997 with a double major in Political Science and Economics. While at UMass he served as a Resident Assistant in the Webster-Dickinson cluster, worked in the New Students Program, and made many friends and memories. It was also at UMass where he met his future wife while working together as R..A.s.After graduation, Andrew worked for the NEON Corporation, MITEM Corp., and finally as a valued employee of Traveler’s Insurance for the past 15 years. Andy was talented with computers, gaming and coding, and made use of all these skills over his career.Andy was funny, kind, thoughtful and intelligent. He always had a sarcastic comment or movie quote for any occasion and loved to make jokes. He was an avid movie watcher. The original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings, and the Marvel extended universe were among his favorites. He also loved to build LEGO sets and was a voracious reader, especially of science fiction books. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and went to many games with his uncles. He was knowledgeable of countless subjects and his mom always enjoyed their frequent discussions of current events.Andy is survived by his wife of 22 years, Alexandra (DeCruz) and by his amazing sons Thomas (16) and Benjamin (16), all of Hampden. He is also survived by his loving parents, Charles and Diane (Hemphill) of Hampden; his brother and sister-in-law Steve and Kelly (Livingstone) of East Longmeadow; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Adam and Eileen (Carey) DeCruz of Westminster, Maryland; aunt and uncles Norman and Donna Hemphill and John Hemphill, all of Hampden, Alan Clines of Canton, MA, and Frances and Robert Mills and Janet and David Hunter, all of California; and his mother-in-law Ann DiLIberti and her partner Steven Incropera of Plymouth, MA. He was predeceased by his grandparents Thomas and Louisa Hemphill and Ted and Frances Clines and his father-in-law Sgt. Peter DeCruz.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andy’s name to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.

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Kevin C Moore

Sep 23, 1958 - Feb 02, 2024

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Hampden, MA

Hampden- Kevin Moore, 65 passed away Friday, February 2, 2024. Kevin was born in Palmer, September 23, 1958 to the late Stanley and Barbara (Hastings)Moore. He grew up in Hampden and was a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School. He worked in the shipping and receiving department at Smith and Wesson, and later spent many years working in the general maintenance department for AIC College. Kevin was a sports fanatic, specifically an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, golfing and spending his free time in Maine. Kevin leaves his brother Robert Moore and wife MaryElaine of Dillon, CO, and his sister Margery Littlefield and husband Terry of Montville, ME along with a niece, four nephews and a great nephew. Lombard Funeral Home of Monson has been entrusted with the arrangements. A graveside gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11am in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Hampden. Please omit flowers. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Kevin C Moore, please visit our

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Nola Martin (Wyant) Magiera

Dec 27, 1927 - Jan 09, 2024

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Hampden, MA

Nola Martin (Wyant) Magiera, 96, a resident of Springfield for over 50 years, passed on Tuesday, January 9th, in Hampden, MA. Born December 27, 1927, she grew up in West Springfield and Feeding Hills, graduating from Agawam High School. Nola married her high school sweetheart, Eugene Magiera on August 21, 1948 at St.Thomas Church in West Springfield, MA. They were married 64 years until his passing in 2012. Nola was a secretary at Spauldings and the Buxton Company and later in sales at the Luggage Loft at Baystate West. Nola was a great cook, sharing many recipes; she took great joy in feeding her birds, and loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She and Gene enjoyed wintering on the Florida Gulf Coast for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Mary Austacha (Bates) Wyant, her husband Gene, siblings; Judson, M. Esther Wetteland, Lois Manville, Elizabeth Drenzek, nephews; Judd, Tom, and Jack. She leaves behind her loving nieces and nephews; Karen (Ian & Tiffany), Kimberley (Colin & Kyle), Todd, Laurel, Judson, Wayne, Mary Liz, Andrea, Lisa, Eric, Betsi, and Tricia, cousin Brenda Hrycay and sister-in-law Elizabeth M. Carlson; as well as many great nieces and nephews; Jackie, Jason (dec), Kristen, Juston, Kidd, Ian, Tiffany, Kerry, Colin, Kyle, Shae, Michael, Ryan, Erin, Chloe, Brian, Kimberly, Jordan, Aja, Alex, Anders, and Stefan. Although Nola had no children of her own, she and Gene were very much a part of her nieces and nephews’ lives. Nola was a compassionate, loving aunt who was always present for their celebrations and accomplishments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, as Nola was a breast cancer survivor. A private burial will be held at Massachusetts Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery in Agawam, MA. All arrangements are entrusted to Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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Maurice S. Lawlor III

Nov 06, 1951 - Dec 17, 2023

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Hampden, MA

"Maurice S. Lawlor III, 72, of Hampden, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly on December 17, 2023, with family by his side. He was the oldest child of three born to the late Maurice and Clare Lawlor. He leaves behind his two sisters, Deborah (Richard) Papa and Elizabeth (William) Burke, his four nephews, Christopher (Lauren) King, Geoffrey King, Ryan Beauchamp, Timothy (Natasha) Beauchamp, his niece, Kaitlen Beauchamp, and his four grand-nephews and nieces. Maurice, affectionately known as ‘Skip’ or ‘Skipper’ to family and “Mo” to friends, grew up in Vernon, Connecticut, where he graduated from Rockville High School and then attended UConn. Mo had a talent and love for cooking; for more than 40 years he was in the restaurant industry, either working the kitchen in various capacities including lead chef or tending bar. He was always a voracious reader, an avid sports fan, a lover of classic rock \u0026amp; roll music, and he took great delight when spending time with family and his many friends, both old and new. Mo will be remembered as a remarkably knowledgeable man and for his kindness, generosity, wit, and sense of humor. He was deeply loved and will be truly missed. A graveside Christian burial service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Cemetery, 136 Hopewell Road, South Glastonbury, Connecticut. The family also invites mourners to share condolences and memories on the New England Funeral and Cremation Center website at www.nefcc.net."

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Matthew Joseph Nardi

Apr 25, 1986 - Dec 05, 2023

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Hampden, MA

"Our hearts are broken over the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Matthew Joseph Nardi of Hampden, MA on December 5, 2023. Matt was born in Springfield MA on April 25, 1986. He was a 2004 graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Amherst. He was working as an engineer for the United States Postal Service at the time of his death. Matt enjoyed golfing, taking long walks with his dogs, time with his friends, and spending time with his nieces who adored him. He leaves behind his parents Donald and Katherine Nardi of Hampden, MA, his sister Kristen Brannigan and her husband Kurt of Duxbury, his nieces Grace and Emma Brannigan, his grandmother Betty Evans of Springfield, MA, and his many aunts, uncles and cousins who will all miss him greatly. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Springfield Rescue Mission, the Dakin Humane Society, or the Hampden Park \u0026amp; Rec. New England Funeral \u0026amp; Cremation Center, 25 Mill Street, Springfield, MA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit Matthew’s memorial page at www.nefcc.net for expressions of sympathy."

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Leon King Jr

Mar 16, 1936 - Dec 02, 2023

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Hampden, MA

Leon Napoleon King, Jr. 87, of Hampden, MA, died peacefully at Baystate Medical Center on December 2, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones. Lee was a devout father, grandfather, and husband who lived an active life working and helping others up until his passing. He was born in Hackensack, NJ in 1936 to Leon N. King Sr. and Jeannette (Frappier) King. Leon was the 2nd of 8 children growing up in Abington, CT, before joining the Army in 1953. While in the Army, stationed in Germany, he met his wife, Hannelore E. (Romer) King. The couple began their life together in Hartford, CT, before purchasing a home in Enfield, CT. Leon and Hannelore raised their three children in Enfield, Kirk, Stuart and Donna in Enfield. In the early years of marriage, Leon was determined to make a better life for his family working days and attending college at night. He eventually earned his degree from Hartford State Technical Institute. After working for about 10 years in the heating business, he decided to strike out on his own and form his own company, L. N. King Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Shortly after, as business expanded, his longtime friend John Palch became his business partner and the two of them successfully grew the business together. Lee had many interests and hobbies. He enjoyed skiing with his family and made several trips out west. He was also an avid fisherman throughout his life and imparted that love of fishing to his sons. He made many deep - sea fishing trips including trips to Alaska despite battling motion sickness. Lee also enjoyed woodworking. He built his current home and was frequently working on something around the house. Slowing down and taking it easy was not in his vocabulary. He loved to go to auctions and estate sales and was also reluctant to pass on a good deal whether he needed it or not. Lee will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and husband. He will be sorely missed by all those he touched. Lee leaves behind his children, Kirk King and Paula Formeister of East Hartford, and Stuart and Maria King of Ellington, Donna and Raymond Mancuso of Broad Brook; grandchildren, Amber Miskell, Michelle and Steven Rebello, Lindsay and Tony Lovisa, Samantha and Nick Veltman, Karli King, Michael and Amanda Mancuso, 4 great grandchildren and his sisters, Dolores and Claire. In the early 90's Lee started a 2nd chapter of his life with his life partner, Jacqueline A. (Paradis) Fournier of Hampden, MA, to which this life was filled with love and joy. Along with his life partner, Lee leaves behind Jackie's children, Carla (Fournier) French and Nicholas Fournier and his wife, Jennifer all of Longmeadow, MA, grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, and Amelia French, Ryanne, Marleigh, Violette, and Addison Fournier. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his former wife, Hannelore, and recently by Jackie's son, Ross Fournier. Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, December 7, for calling hours from 4 - 7 p. m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd. , Enfield, CT. His burial with military honors will be private at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lee's name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. www. brownememorialfuneralchapels. com

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Russell Costa Sr

Jan 21, 1945 - Nov 28, 2023

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Hampden, MA

Russell "Bumpa" Costa, Sr. , of Hampden MA passed away in his sleep on November 28, 2023. In life, Russ suffered no fools and rather emphatically put on no airs. It is fitting, therefore, to honor him in death by dispensing with the formalities found in most obituaries. So here we go. Born in New Bedford, MA on January 21, 1945, he was raised there and in Brockton, MA. He served in the U. S. Army from 1965 to 1968. He moved to Springfield in 1973 where he worked for the city for over 30 years until his retirement in 2004. Proud of his Portuguese heritage, Russ, always a foodie, was an excellent cook especially of traditional dishes. Whether it was the cooking or the corny jokes (more on that in a minute) he somehow managed to convince Marilyn Smith to marry him in the Summer of '69. They may or may not have had a shotgun wedding; but it didn't matter. Together, in hard times and in good, they raised six happy kids in Karen, Russell Jr. ("Ra"), James (Jay), Kelly, Joseph (Joey) and Kim (Kimmy). Russ was "that dad" coaching their sports teams and teaching them how to change flat tires. As for Marilyn, fifty-four years later he still had a difficult time being away from her for more than a few hours. And speaking of difficult times, for almost 30 years the universe took its best shots at Russ, hitting him with multiple heart attacks, various types of cancer and all manner of aches and pains. He was having nothing of it. He beat it all (well, almost all. . . ) living a full life with his uniquely restless energy and endless supply of mostly awful "dad jokes. " In his later years, nothing softened Russ's ornery demeanor more than his 20 (ridiculous right?!) grandchildren. Whether tending his tomato plants, taking a Walmart run, or redeeming his soda cans, he was rarely without a "mini-me" companion. And let's be honest, once the grandkids got their licenses and could chauffeur him around, he seemed to like them even more. This is the part where we list all the grandkids Bumpa loved and influenced so much. Get comfortable. We warned you there are 20 whom he lovingly referred to as his personal United Nations: Monica, Carol, Jorge, Cindy, Angel, Ricardo, Jaime, Kimberly, Catarino, Ethan, Anthony, Jason, Justin, Shamsiddin, Ghazi, Omari, Nasir, Jada, Imani and Mariah. We miss you already Russ: your endless supply of jokes, your "helpful" driving directions and, of course, your encyclopedic knowledge of where to get the best deals on fried clams. Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Russell on Tuesday December 5, 2023 from 10:30am - 12:00pm. A small service will be a 12pm.

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Richard Bartels

Jul 27, 1962 - Sep 19, 2023

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Hampden, MA

Richard David Bartels of Hampden MA, age 61, passed away peacefully at home on Sept 16, 2023. He was born in Springfield on July 27, 1962. Richard was a graduate of Minnechaug High School. He had plenty of great stories and loved to laugh. He worked in sales for many years at Bartels Harley in Los Angeles, CA. Richard leaves his son, Colton Bartels and his wife Amanda of Simi Valley, CA; his father William D. Bartels and his wife Merel Bartels of CA; his mother, Dolly (Norman) Nicoli and her husband Bob; five brothers, Ron Bartels and his wife Gale of El Segundo, CA, Glenn Bartles, Scott Bartels and his wife Margo of CA, Billy Bartels of CA and Danny Bartels of CA and one sister, Lisa Martucci and her husband Richard of Huntington Beach, CA. A Funeral Service will he be held on Saturday, Sept 23, 2023 at 10 am directly at St Mary's Church 27 Somers Rd. Hampden. Burial is private for the family. Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, Sept 22, 2023 from 4 to 7 pm at Sampson Chapel of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. Springfield.

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Sharen Posocco

Died : Sep 05, 2023

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Hampden, MA

"Sharen Posocco, 75, of Hampden, MA, passed away on September 5, 2023. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Carl and Geraldine (Kamerer) Regini. Sharen is survived by her two sons, Cory Posocco and his wife Audrey, and Ryan Posocco; two granddaughters, Sofia and Stella; and two brothers, Carl Regini, Jr. and David Regini. She was predeceased by her sister, Carlene Scussel. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc. , Stafford Springs, CT, has care of the arrangements. To leave a condolence online for the family, please visit: www. introvignefuneralhome. com"

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Sharen Posocco

Died : Sep 05, 2023

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Hampden, MA

"Sharen Posocco, 75, of Hampden, MA, passed away on September 5, 2023. She was born in Hartford, CT, daughter of the late Carl and Geraldine (Kamerer) Regini. Sharen is survived by her two sons, Cory Posocco and his wife Audrey, and Ryan Posocco; two granddaughters, Sofia and Stella; and two brothers, Carl Regini, Jr. and David Regini. She was predeceased by her sister, Carlene Scussel. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc. , Stafford Springs, CT, has care of the arrangements. To leave a condolence online for the family, please visit: www. introvignefuneralhome. com"

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