Upper/lowerclassmen passings

On this page, we honor upperclassmen and lowerclassmen who were with us at ELHS who have passed away. Many were good friends and several are relatives. They played an important role in enriching our experience, often as fellow members in extracurricular activities.
Please click on names in blue to see the obituary or tribute. In some cases, the obituary is archived and you must pay a fee to read it fully. 
To see other In Memory tributes, hover over the "In Memory" link to the left and click on the page of interest. 
Legend: Name (married last name), year of passing.  Military Service. Please contact us with additional names.
Class of 1967
Albert Bailey IV 1968
  Passed away on Dec. 19, 1968 from injuries in an auto accident, which also claimed the life of David McIntire 
Michael Bradley 2008 (brother of classmate Bob Bradley)
Stephen Cormier 1998 (brother of classmate Todd Cormier)
  Stephen passed away on Sep. 22, 1998.
Timothy Dreyer 1996
  A 20-year retired Springfield policeman, Timothy passed away on Jul. 31, 1996.
Rosemary Edwards 1986 (sister of classmate Christopher Edwards)
  Rosemary passed away on Aug. 13, 1986 from injuries sustained in a fire.
Steven Kratovil 1998
  Steven, whose last known residence was in Wilbraham, MA passed away on Oct. 17, 1998.
Raymond Lindsay  2008
  Raymond, who served in the U.S. Coast Guard during Vietnam, passed away on May 13, 2008.
Christine Lull (Balboni) 2011 (sister of classmate George Lull)
John Manferdini  1969
  John passed away in Vietnam on Jul. 3, 1969 while serving as a military policeman in the U.S. Army.
David McIntire 1968
  Passed away on Dec. 19, 1968 from injuries in an auto accident, which also claimed the life of Albert Bailey IV
John Rosati 2002
  A pressman at the Highland Press in Athol, MA, John passed away in Springfield, MA on Jan. 4, 2002.
Judith Ryan year unknown
Carolyn Swanson 2012 (sister of classmate Clark Swanson)
Class of 1968
John Aitcheson  2002
  A former U.S. Air Force veteran, John passed away in Madison, SD on Jan. 26, 2002.
Richard Descheneaux  1984 (sister of classmate Denise Descheneaux Frates)
  A former U.S. Air Force veteran, Richard passed away on May 5, 1984.
Kenneth Goodrich  2010 (brother of classmate Doug Goodrich)
Lauretta Henderson-Clarke 1993
  A 10-year financial assistant and social worker, Lauretta passed away in Leominster, MA on Jan. 15, 1993.
Dennis Page 2009 (brother of classmate Cindy Page Siegler)
John Parks 1972
  John passed away on Nov. 4, 1972 from injuries in an auto accident in Dallas Plantation, ME.
Victor Petrone 1996
  Victor passed away in Framingham, MA on Feb. 12, 1996 after a long illness.
Class of 1969
Michael Biggin 2003
  In the class through his sophomore year, Michael passed away on Jun. 8, 2003.
Kathleen Cormier 2001 (brother of classmate Todd Cormier)
Peter David 2004 (husband of classmate Kris D'Angelo David)
Lorna Henderson-Holmes 2002
  A resident of Montgomery, AL for 32 years, Lorna passed away on Jan. 12, 2002.
Amelia Ingram (Johnson) 1995
  A sales worker for Sears Roebuck Co., Amelia passed away on Oct. 8, 1995 after a long illness.
Wayne Kinney 2014 (brother of classmate Lynne Kinney Miner)
Jeri Mercier (Walker) 1993
  A special-education teacher in the Springfield schools, Jeri passed away on Sep. 16, 1993.
Dianne Simpson 1998
  Dianne passed away on Oct. 10, 1998.
Wayne Vogel  2017
  Wayne passed away peacefully in Florida on Nov. 10, 2017.
Class of 1971
Please click here for the Class of 1971's In Memory page on their website.
Our site also has tributes for some of the 1971 classmates who were in our class for varying lengths of time:
Donald Turnberg  1993 (brother of classmate Dave Turnberg)
Class of 1972
John DeVall 1992
  John passed away on Jul. 29, 1992. He was living in Hyattsville, MD.
Gary Halon 1971
  Gary passed away in an auto accident in Somers, CT on May 8, 1971, prior to graduation.
Susan Langevin (Brassard) 1997
  Susan passed away in a local nursing home on Jun. 19, 1997.
Lee Moffett 1993
  An architectural model maker, Lee passed away in New York City on Aug. 27, 1993 after a long illness.
Richard Nimmo year unknown
Stephen Pixley 1995
  A self-employed computer programmer-trainer, Stephen passed away in Palm Springs, CA on Jan. 10, 1995.
Michael Shubert 1999
  A mechanical supervisor for Solutia (formerly Monsanto Corp.) for 21 years, he passed away on Jul. 17, 1999.
Donald Thomas
  Donald passed away in an auto accident in Somers, CT on May 8, 1971, prior to graduation.
Linda Thurner 1972
  Linda passed away in an auto accident in Somers, CT on Oct. 1, 1972.
Richard Torrey  2007
  A veteran of the Vietnam War and retired tractor trailer driver, Richard passed away on Aug. 8, 2007.
Kenneth Williams year unknown
Class of 1973
Barbara Boucher 2001
  Barbara passed away in Springfield, MA on Jul. 8, 2001.
James Branchini 1996
  A tile settter for Bachland Tile Co., Amherst, MA for 15 years, he passed away in Springfield on Apr. 1, 1996.
Michael Busekist 1994
  A consolidator at Lechmere's Dept. Store in Springfield, MA, Michael passed away on Jan. 20, 1994.
Jean Phillips (Ferrence-Burack) 1999
  Past president of Mountain View School PTO, Jean passed away on May 2, 1999.
William Reis 2009 (brother of classmate Bob Reis)
Cynthia Wade 1975
  Cynthia passed away on Nov. 30, 1975 from injuries in an auto accident in Ontario, Canada.