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Colleen A Spink

October 21, 1940 ~ March 15, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Colleen Ann Spink, 81, passed away on March 15, 2023, in the Atrium Community, at Cardinal Dr, Agawam, MA. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Dr. Douglas Spink Jr, who died on August 3, 2018.
She was born in Pittsfield, MA, to the late Sophie Caroline (Paradysz) and Thomas Bernard Moore on October 21, 1940. She enjoyed acting and singing as a youth and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in North Adams. She considered her time at St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Pittsfield a privilege and met the best of friends. She served as head emergency room nurse at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland for a few years after that time while Douglas was in dental school.
Colleen was involved in fund raising and event organization for Valley District Women’s Dental Society, Longmeadow High School and Longmeadow Country Club. She loved planning parties, hosting many baby and wedding showers and bridge game gatherings for friends and family.
She briefly worked as an interior decorator – her dream job. This passion led to many years at Brimfield Flea Market with her late brother, Thomas Joseph Moore who died on September 8, 2020. Colleen considered the holiday celebrations at her home a pinnacle place for her craft.
Later in life, she and her husband travelled throughout Europe, their beloved Island of St. Maarten, and the Valley. Colleen kept an address book full of names - people she met opportunistically at these places with the hopes of meeting again.
In addition to her husband, Colleen was the mother of Douglas G. Spink III (Marcy) of Needham, MA, Bradley T. Spink (Patricia) of Westwood, MA, and Dr. Michael J. Spink (Dr. Thuy) of Northampton, MA; five wonderful grandchildren, Douglas IV of Chicago, Jennifer of Kansas City, Olivia of New York and Tiffany of Westwood and William of Northampton. 
Funeral services will begin on Saturday, March 25, 2023 with the family receiving friends from 9:30 – 11 AM in Forastiere Smith Family Funeral & Cremation, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at Noon in St. Mary’s Church, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow MA. Burial will follow in the Longmeadow Cemetery, Williams Street, Longmeadow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. To leave an online condolence visit www.forastiere.com.


March 25, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Liturgy of Christian Burial
March 25, 2023

12:00 PM to TBD
St. Mary's Church (Longmeadow)
519 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106


Longmeadow Cemetery
Williams Street
Longmeadow, MA


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