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October 30, 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

Norma Wilson

Norma Clausen Wilson, age 86, passed away at Mary’s Meadow Nursing Home on October 28, 2020 peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Dementia. She was a strong, independent woman...

Aida Luz López

SPRINGFIELD – Aida Luz López, 81, passed away on October 27, 2020 at East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center. She was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico on March 13, 1939 to the late Marcelo...

Gary G. Janeczek

SPRINGFIELD- Gary Glen Janeczek, age 58, passed away peacefully on Sunday October 25, 2020 at UMASS Memorial Hospital in Worcester with his cousin Tony and his good friend Angel by his side. He...

Katherine Thomas

Katherine Thomas, 94, was called home to be with her loving husband Kurt, who predeceased her last month. The two were married for 77 years, a formidable, hardworking couple who always put family...

Joanna Cardinale

Joanna Cardinale (Diodati) of East Longmeadow of many years was called into everlasting life on October 23rd. She was born in Springfield on Febraury 12th 1953. Joanna studied theology at Holy...

Norman W. Cummings Jr.

Norman W. Cummings Jr., 66, of Southwick, passed away unexpectedly October 22, 2020. He is survived by his sisters Elizabeth Vieu and Beverly (David) Fitchet; his sons Timothy (Kelly) and Michael...

Sandra Theresa Carey

Sanrda Theresa (Caron) Marion-Carey, 80, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2020, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the daughter of the late Virginia and Lucien Caron. She married...

Jay G. Caron

EAST LONGMEADOW – Jay G. Caron, 60, passed away on October 20, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield, MA on March 17, 1960, to the late Richard R. and Katherine T. (Joyce)...

John Paul Cigal Jr.

Westfield- John Paul Cigal Jr., 48 passed away unexpectedly with his family surrounding him on October 20, 2020. John was born in Westfield on December 21, 1971 to the late John Paul Cigal...

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...
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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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