Online Obituaries

Peter F. Matuszczak

January 13, 2022

Peter F. Matuszczak, 79, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. Peter was born on November 8, 1942 to the late Peter and Mary (Bajor) Matuszczak. Peter graduated from Chicopee High School and received a Bachelor’s and Master’s d

Beatrice M. Rush (Robitaille)

December 31, 2021

Beatrice “Bea” M. (Robitaille) Rush, died on December 31, 2021 in Florida. Bea’s funeral will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home on 69 East St. in Chicopee at 9 am, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial

Jean Folta (Pokora)

December 27, 2021

Jean (Pokora) Folta, was called to heaven on Monday December 27, 2021. Jean was born on August 7, 1931 in Bieliny, Poland, and was the daughter of the late Jan and Aniela (Hasiak) Pokora. During WWII, Jean and her family were deported to a forced la

Doris D. Fagan (Gordon)

December 23, 2021

Doris D. (Gordon) Fagan, 92, of Chicopee, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Day Brook Village in Holyoke. She was born on December 3, 1929 in Fall River and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Wager) Gordon. Doris is survived by

Barbara F. Hall (Smusz)

December 12, 2021

Barbara F. (Smusz) Hall entered into eternal rest Sunday, December 12, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Chicopee where she attended local schools and graduated from Chicopee High School. Barbara attended and graduated from We

Grace I. Silvestri (Faas)

December 10, 2021

Grace I. (Faas) Silvestri, 95, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully with her husband and three daughters by her side on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Heritage Hall in Agawam.  She was born on May 28, 1926 in Springfield and was raised by Pauline and Fra


Robert A. Garstka

December 7, 2021

Robert “Bob” A. Garstka, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 in the company of his beloved wife, caregiver and best friend, Margot.  Robert was born in Chicopee on September 18, 1937, to the late Andrew “Hank”  and Janet (Mi


Kent C. Hutchinson

December 5, 2021

Kent C. “Hutch” Hutchinson, 88, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2021 at Western Mass Hospital in Westfield. He leaves his loving wife, Jeanne (Blanchard) Hutchinson. Born in Springfield on February 4, 1933, he was the son of

Genevieve Niemiec

November 30, 2021

Genevieve Niemiec, 95, of Chicopee, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Vero at South Hadley. She was born on June 26, 1926 in Chicopee and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Midura) Bednarz. Genevieve was a communicant of the Basilica


Francis F. Banas

November 17, 2021

Francis “Frank” Banas, 95, of Chicopee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Westfield, MA, he was the son of the late Antone and Rozalia (Lesko) Bannis