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Biagio Francis Gilberti

September 6, 1928 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 89)
SPRINGFIELD – It is with great sadness that Pasqualina (Pat) C. Gilberti, sister-in-law and Margie Gilberti-Barton, niece and co-guardians, announce the passing of Biagio Francis “Josco” Gilberti, 89, who passed away on November 7, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Portland, ME on September 6, 1928 to the late Paolo and Mary (Severino) Gilberti, he was a lifelong resident of Springfield. For 25 years, he worked at Grimaldi Oil before retiring. Besides his parents, Biagio was predeceased by his brother Paul A. Gilberti and nephew Joseph Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister-in-law Pasqualina (Pat) C. Gilberti of Westfield; nieces and nephews Paul Gilberti, Anthony Gilberti, PhD (Janet), Margie Gilberti-Barton, MSW, M.Ed (Edward), Nicholas Gilberti (Marie), Trisha LaBelle (Kenneth) and Robert Robinson (Gina) as well as 7 great nieces and 5 great nephews. Biagio leaves his sister Catherine Robinson of NH. In addition, he leaves his caregiver of 9 years, Stephanie Howard, who adored him and was considered family. The family would like to thank the Behavioral Health Network for their excellent care over the last year especially the staff at the Group Home on Sierra Vista Rd. They also thank Baystate Medical Center for their care over 9 days particularly the Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses and the Daley 6 Nurses. Family and friends may gather on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Forastiere Funeral Home, 45 Locust Street, Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning at 8:45 AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, William Street, Springfield. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Behavioral Health Network, Sierra Vista Rd Group Home, 40 Sierra Vista Rd Springfield, MA 01128.

 Service Information

November 12, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Forastiere Funeral Home
45 Locust Street
Springfield, MA 01108

November 13, 2017

10:00 AM to TBD
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
123 William Street
Springfield, MA 01105


St. Michael's Cemetery
1601 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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