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August 9, 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

Jean Boucher

  Jean Carol Boucher, 84, of Springfield, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 5, 2020.   She was born in Springfield MA, daughter of the late Albert L. Bellorini and Alice...

Carleton F."Johnnie" Hooper Jr

Carleton “Johnnie” F. Hooper Jr, 87 passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2020 in Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. He was the devoted husband of Shirley (Beaudoin) Hooper with...

Thomas Valentine

  Thomas Aldo Valentine, age 78, passed away on August 4, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.   "WE HOPE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE." Our father was many...

Dr. Matthew Smith

Matthew Denman Smith, PhD, 45, of Longmeadow, MA, died at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Matt will be deeply missed but his spirit remains in the hearts of his devoted...

Elizabeth Strohman

SPRINGFIELD – Elizabeth “Betsy” I. Strohman, 84, passed away on July 31, 2020. Born on March 11, 1936 in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and...

Ruel Jackson

Springfield - Ruel (Jack) A. Jackson, 84, passed peacefully at home on March 21, 2020. He was born on July 12, 1935 in Negril, Jamaica to the late Redverse and Edna Jackson. Jack worked most of...

Kathleen Longo

AGAWAM – Kathleen G. Longo, 79, passed away on July 29, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center. Born in Agawam, MA on June 29, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Evans) Grimes. A...

Beverly Moraski

Beverly A. (Flagg) Moraski (95) a long-time resident of Feeding Hills currently residing in Southwick, passed away on July 27 at home. She was the daughter of the late Levi and Lenore (Smith)...

Frederick Baceski

Frederick James Baceski, age 87, died at his home in Tolland, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 25, 2020 surrounded by family. He was born on November 28, 1932 in Springfield, Massachusetts to James...

David Melrose

Obituary David C. Melrose Noted voicer, designer, and builder of pipe organs, David Canning Melrose, of Springfield, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, July 25th, in the East Longmeadow Skilled...
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Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tel: 413-525-2800

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Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
Tel: 413-786-2600

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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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