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January 17, 2021 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve

The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Learn what we're doing to keep families safe in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19 

During this time and as directives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and recommendations from the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations evolve; we are committed to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our funeral homes continue to remain open and ready to serve each family and visitor.The CDC provides guidelines that we recommend families and visitors follow when on the premises of the funeral home. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢Wearing a mask at all times. 

➢Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings. 

➢Limiting your time with people out of your immediate family. Therefore, please limit your time and limit congregating in groups within the funeral home. 

➢Avoiding physical contact including shaking hands and embracing. 

➢Keeping distance from others – Six feet for “social distancing.” 

We have Livestreaming and recording of ceremonies available for your convenience should the family request that option. This is another form of social distancing, and allows others to be part of the ceremonies who may be at a distance and unable to travel. 

     We value your health and thank you for following these safety guidelines. We appreciate your patience and support.


Tributes & Obituaries

Joseph Anthony Ford

LONGMEADOW - Joseph Anthony Ford, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Born August 31, 1934 in Springfield, MA, he was a son to the late Herbert and Rose (DiFalco) Ford. He...

Victor H. Ragone

EAST LONGMEADOW – Victor H. Ragone, 85, passed away on January 12, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. Born on November 23, 1935 in Springfield, MA to the late Salvatore and Filomena (Summa)...

David M. McDonald

David M. McDonald 74, husband of 54 years to Gail (Champagne) McDonald, passed away on January 11, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Alice...

Gary H. Geissler

Gary Harold Geissler, 76, of West Springfield, MA; passed away peacefully Monday, January 11, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 6, 1944 in Holyoke, MA, he was a son to the...

Edmund Frazar

Edmund P Frazar, 99, of Duxbury and South Weymouth passed away on Monday January 11, 2021. Edmund attended Duxbury schools, graduating from Duxbury High School in 1939. He attended Bridgwater...

Brynleigh Marie Zatorski

It is with heavy hearts and tears that our angel, Brynleigh Marie Zatorski, has left us on January 10th, 2021. She was born on April 2nd, 2020 in Springfield, MA to Christina Reed and Bryan...

Amelia Hartford

Amelia Hartford, 102, of East Longmeadow MA, beloved wife of the late Raymond Hartford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10th 2021.  Born in Springfield, MA on March 8, 1918,...

Ruth B. Turcotte

East Longmeadow – Ruth B. Turcotte, 93, of Parker Street, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Ruth was a resident of Hampden for fifty years and an employee of Industrial Components of...

Doris Ann Callan

Doris Ann Callan of Longmeadow was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, foster mother and friend to many. She died at home on Friday January 8, 2021 surrounded by her husband and three...

Martha L. Kolinchik

WESTFIELD – Martha L. (Johnson) Kolinchik 92, wife of the late William I. Kolinchik, died January 8, 2021 in Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. Martha was born in Westfield, on October 17,...
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220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tel: 413-525-2800

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985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
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624 College Highway
| Southwick, MA 01077
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45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
Tel: 413-733-5311

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