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October 23, 2020 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

Richard Orszak

  Richard S. Orszak, 79, passed away on October 19, 2020 at CareOne at Redstone. Born in Chicopee, MA on December 14, 1940 to the late Stephen and Wanda (Stadnicki) Orszak, Richard graduated...

Marjorie M. Steiger

Marjorie Steiger (nee: Mogg) passed away on October 19th at the age of 95.  She is predeceased by her loving husband of fifty-four years, George Aldrich Pettersen, and her husband Philip...

Jonathan J. Martinez Sr.

Jonathan Jamie Martinez, Sr., affectionately known as “Fat Boy,” “Smiley,” and “Nino,” will be remembered for his love for music, his wonderful sense of humor...

Lucille C. Leamon

Lucille C. Leamon, 93, a resident of Loomis Lakeside at Reed’s Landing in Springfield, MA, passed away on October 16, 2020. Born in Eminence, Missouri on October 2, 1927, she was the...

John David Holzapfel

John David Holzapfel died peacefully in his sleep last week. John, or Jack as many knew him, was a maintenance machinist and a fixer of the unfixable things. He lived in Westfield, in the hollow...

Elida R. Kelleher

East Longmeadow- Elida “Bunny” R. (LaMora) Kelleher 85, died October 13, 2020 at her residence. She was the devoted wife of John Kelleher who predeceased her in 1999. Born in...

Daniel Anthony Oleksak

Granville, MA – Daniel Anthony Oleksak, age 71, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2020 at his home after a challenging, three-year journey with cancer. He was cared for by some of the most...

Helene Romanko

AGAWAM - Helene S. Romanko will be remembered for her amazing talent of cross-stitching and knitting, as well as, her joy to play in her garden of flowers. She enjoyed the simple things in life:...

Phyllis A. Blaisdell

AGAWAM – Phyllis A. Blaisdell, 70, passed away peacefully October 11, 2020. Born January 27, 1950 in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter to the late H. Donald and Barbara G. (Crandall)...

Gloria Lutat

Westfield - Gloria J. Lutat, 77, passed away on October 10, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield, MA on April 24, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Emil A. and Helen F....
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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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