Louis Anthony TrangheseDecember 31, 1930 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 86)
Louis Anthony Tranghese, 86, of Longmeadow, beloved husband of Judith (Monette) Tranghese, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017th in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield on December 31, 1930, he was the son of the late Carlo and Paolina (Scibelli) Tranghese. He graduated from Technical High School in 1948 and joined the Local Laborers Union 999 in Springfield, following in the footsteps of his father. Louie met Judie Monette in 1956 and they were married 3 years later in 1959, enjoying 58 wonderful years of marriage. In 1975, he became the Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer on the executive board of Local 999 and held that position until his retirement in June of 1998. In 1986, he became a Trustee for the Massachusetts Laborers’ Annuity Fund up through retirement and was also on the Manpower Advisory Board for Springfield Technical Community College. Louie had a passion for singing, especially Crooner’s style music. He recorded several CD’s that have been enjoyed by many. Louie had a profound faith in God and enjoyed teaching CCD at the former St. Joseph’s School in Springfield. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Longmeadow. One of his favorite memories occurred last year when his two passions, faith and family, were brought together in a memorable trip to the Vatican with his grandson Anthony; a trip he cherished greatly. Louie was the kind of guy that you loved from the moment you met him; he will be deeply missed by many family, friends, and co-workers in the Springfield area and beyond.
Besides his beloved wife Judie, he leaves 4 loving daughters, Carla Lash and her husband Thomas of East Longmeadow, Gina Tranghese of Feeding Hills, Lisa Ford and her husband Steve of Springfield, and Trisha Tranghese of Longmeadow; 12 grandchildren, Anthony Danos, Joseph Danos and his wife Sarah, Mark DaSilva and his wife Tara, Luke DaSilva, Dominik DaSilva, Karissa Morin, Mia Tosoni, Ashleigh, Angelia, and Stephen Ford, Talia and Michael Emery; 4 step-grandchildren, Celie Hurwitz, Lori, Nichole, and Jenna Lash; 2 great-grandchildren, Sofia and Antonio; 1 step-great granddaughter, Angie; 1 soon to be great-grandson Maximus DaSilva; 3 brothers, Albert Tranghese and his wife Carol of Wilbraham, John Tranghese of Chicopee, and Carlo Tranghese and his wife Donnae of East Longmeadow; 1 sister, Janet Fontaine and her husband Eugene of East Longmeadow; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Salvatore Tranghese.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, June 17th from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 1 PM at St. Mary’s Church, Longmeadow. Burial will be private. For more information, please visit www.forastiere.com.