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Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19 

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. 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. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢If not vaccinated, it is required to wear a mask at all times. 

➢Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for hand-washing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings. 

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

➢Avoid physical contact including shaking hands and embracing. 

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

We have Live-streaming 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 Grimaldi

Joseph A. Grimaldi 1969 – 2021   Joseph A. Grimaldi, 51 of Agawam passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a self-employed licensed Exterminator....

Joseph Canini

Joseph Canini 1994-2021 With deepest sorrow, we announce that Joseph Canini (Joey), age 27 our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Tuesday, July 29, 2021. Joey...

Michael J. Burns

Michael J. Burns 1972 – 2021 Ellington CT – Michael J. Burns passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born in Springfield...

Joseph Michael Magagnoli

Joseph Michael Magagnoli   1953 – 2021   Westfield – Joseph Michael Magagnoli, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 27, 2021. Joe was born and...

Gail C. Salemi

Gail C. Salemi, 80, passed away peacefully July 27, 2021. She was born April 3, 1941 in Ludlow, MA. Gail is survived by her sons Michael and Mark Salemi; daughters Kathryn Dunican and Holly...

Jerzy Dudek

Jerzy Dudek, 81, of Feeding Hills, passed away on July 24th after a brief illness. He was born in Krakow, Poland to the late Tadeusz and Mieczyslawa Dudek. He is survived by his wife of 61 years,...

John P. Beninati

John Beninati Known as a hardworking man who was respected for his knowledge, work ethic and dedication, John P. Beninati will be missed by his family, friends and coworkers. John passed away...

James W. Barrett

  James W. Barrett, 58, passed away on July 23, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield, MA on October 16, 1962, he was the son of Dorothy (Gaj) Barrett and...

Scott M Dusza

 Scott M. Dusza 1974 – 2021 SOUTHWICK – Scott M. Dusza, 46, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Born in Holyoke, MA on...

Elsie Gosselin

  Elsie M. Gosselin, 93, passed away on July 23, 2021 at Heritage Hall West in Agawam. Born in Springfield, MA on October 23, 1927, the daughter of the late Leon and Edna (Wile) Wood, she...
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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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