June E. Hallstrom
1926 – 2019
Longmeadow – June Elna (Sjostedt) Hallstrom, 93, beloved mother and grandmother passed away on December 29, 2019. She was born in Worcester, MA on July 29, 1926 to the late John O. and Elna M. (Lofgren) Sjostedt. She was a 1945 graduate of Worcester High School of Commerce and attended Salter Secretarial School in Worcester. Her career as a secretary began at State Mutual Insurance Company in Worcester, MA. She also worked in the banking industry before retiring from Grimaldi and Burzdak Real Estate in East Longmeadow. June was an avid golfer and bowler. She was skilled at knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. She and her husband Earle enjoyed traveling throughout the U. S. and Europe, and cruising to Bermuda and the Caribbean. They also enjoyed spending time on their boat. She loved cooking and baking for family and friends especially during the holidays. Being a wife, mother and grandmother was her greatest joy. In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her loving husband, Earle A. Hallstrom in 2016; her brother John R. Sjostedt; and her half-sister, Audrey E. (Sjostedt) Tukey. She leaves her son, Brian J. Hallstrom of Longmeadow; her daughter Diane L. Gillespie and her husband Michael of Warwick, RI; and her two grandchildren, Colin A. and Ian E. Gillespie. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, January 7th from 3-6PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. June’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 8th at 11AM at the funeral home followed by burial in Longmeadow Cemetery. Donations in June’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For more information or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit: www.forastiere.com.
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