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April 20, 2021 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.
Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation is here to provide resources to those families who had the difficulty experiencing their loved one passing attributing to COVID-19.  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral Assistance Program through FEMA began accepting applications on April 12, 2021. This financial assistance program are for those who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. Click HERE for additional information and materials

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

Wanda LeMere

Wanda “Jane” LeMere 1918 – 2021. Wanda “Jane” LeMere, 102, died April 15th at Mary’s Meadow, Holyoke. Wanda had lived 15 years in Southwick at the American Inn, after moving from...

William John Guevin

William J. Guevin 1941 – 2021 Springfield- William “Bill” J. Guevin, 80, passed into eternal rest at home peacefully surrounded by his family.    Bill was born in...

Dorothy M. Plante

Agawam – It is with sad hearts and warm memories that we announce the passing of an amazing woman of great faith who brought joy, laughter and love to this world. Dorothy M. Plante, 88, went...

Allan Hutchinson

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Allan Leslie Hutchinson, 67, passed away on April 11, 2021 at Heritage Hall South in Agawam. Born in Springfield, MA on January 14, 1954, he was the son of the late Alvord...

Scott M. Stearns Jr.

Scott M. Stearns age 92 passed away on April 11, 2021. Born in Springfield, he was raised in Longmeadow, attended St. Mark’s preparatory school, and graduated from Trinity College.As a young...

Arthur T. Fleming

Arthur Terrence Fleming, “Terry”, 81, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield, MA on August 9th, 1939, son of Arthur and Marie...

Teresa A. Hernandez

Teresa A. Hernandez 1960 – 2021 WALES, MA – Teresa A. Hernandez, 61, passed away on April 9, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Providence, RI, on January 4, 1960, she was the...

Joseph Emile Cote

J. Emile Coté May 20, 1930 –April 8, 2021 Agawam – J. Emile Coté, 90, of Agawam and formerly of Springfield and Boston. He was born May 20, 1930 in Jamaica Plain to the...

Jose Cadiz

SPRINGFIELD – Jose G. Cadiz, 65, passed away on April 7, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico on May 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Octavio...

Phyllis Drexler

West Springfield, MA - Phyllis A. (Holland) Drexler, 84, passed away on April 7, 2021 at CareOne at Redstone in East Longmeadow. Born July 2, 1936 in Springfield, MA, she graduated from the High...
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220 North Main St
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985 Main Street
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| Springfield, MA 01108
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