Class of 1967

On this page, we remember and honor members of the Class of 1967 who have passed away. Three years ahead of us, they played an important role in enriching our experience, often as fellow members in extracurricular activities.
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Legend: Name (married last name),  Military service (details in tribute)
Richard "Rick" Bates  (brother of classmate Linda Bates Thorn)
Paul Mondoux  (brother of classmate Rich Mondoux)
Stephen LaBroad (brother of classmate Paul LaBroad)
Phyllis Ramey (Blaisdell) (sister of classmate Eleanor Ramey Dzierzak)
Richard Dubour (brother of classmate Noreen Dubour Wildes)
Carolyn Swanson (sister of classmate Clark Swanson)
Christine Lull (Balboni) (sister of classmate George Lull)
Michael Bradley  (brother of classmate Bob Bradley)
Stephen Cormier (brother of classmate Todd Cormier)
Rosemary Edwards (sister of classmate Christopher Edwards)
Judith Ryan (sister of classmate Patricia Ryan Normand)
John Manferdini  (first cousin of classmate Jim Manferdini)
Richard "Dick" Wilson
Richard in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Richard Dale Wilson, 74, passed away at his home in Hobe Sound, FL on Monday, Apr. 1, 2024.

Born to Harold and Lena Wilson on Jan. 20, 1960, Dick grew up in East Longmeadow, MA and attended East Longmeadow High School. He earned an associates's degree in animal science at Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a bachelor's degree in animal science at the University of Massachetts, and a master's degree in biology at the State University of New York at Cortland.

He served in the U.S. Navy in Guam from 1970-1972, and was offered an early surviving member discharge because his brother Calvin was killed in Vietnam. He took the discharge so he could complete his education.
Dick was diagnosed with a rare, slowly progressive form of ALS in 1976, at the age of twenty-six. Despite his diagnosis, Dick spent 21 years teaching high school math and science at Windsor High School in Windsor, CT; St. Petersburg Christian School in St. Petersburg, FL; Fort Myers Christian School in Fort Myers, FL; and Kingsway Academy in Nassau, The Bahamas. 
He met his wife, Kathy in 1980 when they were both teaching at St. Petersburg Christian School, and they were married in 1982. They were blessed with their son, Matthew in 1993.
In addition to teaching, Dick also coached softball. After he retired from teaching in 1995, he ran sports camps with his wife, Kathy for many years. He also tutored home schooled students in math. From 2013 to the present, Dick served as an elder at Coastal Life Church in Palm City, FL, where his family attends.
He was always looking for the next adventure and did not allow his disability to deter him from doing the things he loved, namely teaching, coaching, traveling the U.S. and the world, and touching people's lives. His life's passion was serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and he made a lasting impact on all who knew him.
At the time of his passing, he was the longest survivor of ALS in the world, at 48 years.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Matthew; brother, Jonathan and his wife, Leslie; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lena, and brother, Calvin.
For those who have been asking, memorial contributions can be made to Coastal Life Church, 560 SW 34th St., Palm City, FL 34990. Please write in the memo of your check "In memory of Dick Wilson."
(Excerpted from the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory website, Stuart, FL).
Robert "Bob" Barry
Bob in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Robert Dustin Barry was born May 3, 1949 in North Adams, MA to Bartholomew and Barbara Lane Barry. He passed away on Friday, Mar. 15, 2024. 
Bob graduated from East Longmeadow High School, then the University of Vermont, where he majored in political science and met the love of his life, Mary Theresa McLaughlin.
While attending UVM, Bob "Raz" enlisted in the Vermont National Guard, serving six years as a medic. 
Bob and Mary couldn't wait to start a loving family of their own. They married in July of 1972 and soon after welcomed their first of five children, Colleen, into their family.
They spent their first four years together in Burlington, VT, welcoming their second child, Brennan. They moved to Pittsfield, MA in 1976, where they would continue to grow their family, adding three more children to the clan, Erin, Michaeleen, and  Deirdre.
Bob applied his Army medical training throughout his various positions as a nurse and medical equipment salesman for many years. He later worked for Hillcrest Educational Centers in Pittsfield, where he met his lifelong friend, Patrick Carnevale. This friendship would extend through their many years of service together at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Bob retired from MEMA in June of 2023 after serving over 18 years with the agency. He treasured the relationships he made through his time there.
He had a passion for fishing, golf, playing any chance he had, and was a loyal Red Sox and Patriots fan.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Theresa McLaughlin, his five adult children, Colleen and her husband, Gary Soldato; Brenn and his wife, Kathleen Barry; Erin and her husband, Kalin Reardon; Michaeleen and her boyfriend, Patrick Tarjick; and Deirdre. He was so proud of his eight grandchildren and will also be missed by his faithful dog, Fenway.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Bartholomew and Barbara Barry, and his older brother, William "Bill" Barry. He is survived by his younger sister, Kathleen and younger brothers, Dan and John.
Bob will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and love for his family and friends. His thoughtful conversation and sense of humor will be missed by so many.
(Excerpted from the Dwyer-Wellington Family Funeral Home website, Pittsfield, MA).
Richard "Rick" Bates
Richard in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Richard Currier Bates, 74, died on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Springfield, MA to the late Paul and Edna (Beard) Bates, and grew up in East Longmeadow, MA.
He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from UMass Amherst and a Master's in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.
Rick served proudly in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Sergeant and D.A.R.E. officer for the East Longmeadow Police Department for more than 30 years, until his retirement.
In his free time, Rick was an avid nature photographer, with some of his best images being featured in the local newspaper. He was a stamp and Disney pin and coin collector. He also loved relaxing outside, watching movies, and spending time with family. He especially enjoyed sitting on the cottage porch in Ogunquit, ME, watching life go by.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Laferriere-Bates and his children, Richard C. Bates, Jr., Noelle Bates, and Gabrielle Stroud and her husband, Brandon, as well as two grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Thorn, her husband Bob, niece Priscilla Gregory, mother-in-law, Doris Laferriere, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael and Sue Gougeon, and nephews Maxwell and Noah Gougeon. In addition to his parents, Paul and Edna Bates, Richard was also predeceased by his father-in-law, Roland Laferriere. 
He will be dearly missed by his family and community.
In memoriam, please consider donating to an organization close to Richard's heart, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E. St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Susan DeVall (Berselli)
Susan in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Susan Berselli, 74, of Springfield, MA passed into peace on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Baystate Hospice Care, after a long and valiant battle.
She was predeceased by her father, John Howard DeVall, and her brother, John Christopher DeVall. She leaves behind her mother, Frances DeVall of East Longmeadow; her sister, Cynthia Shanafelt of Chester, VT; two children, Cheri Ricciardi (husband, Ralph Ricciardi) of East Longmeadow and Jason Bersell of East Longmeadow; and numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
But most importantly, she leaves her life partner in adventure, love, and life of the past 24 years, Mark Koschwitz. He tirelessly cared for her 24/7 over the past 5-6 years of her life, refusing for her to be in a facility, and instead tending to her growing needs in the safety and comfort of their home. Our family is so blessed to have him as part of it.
Susan was always known for her wild spirit and strong determination, in part leading to her successful real estate career with Park Square Realty. She became a realtor in 1989, and during the course of her life bought, improved upon, and sold 12 homes of her own. She always felt that as a buyer and seller so many times herself, that she understood perfectly the needs and emotions of her clients.

In her spare time, she loved amateur photography, was a classic car enthusiast, and loved traveling to the coast of Maine with Mark in their camper. 
When she was able, she was an avid gardener and loved to grow her own vegetables to eat. 

She faced many trials and tribulations in her life, but was never happier than when her grandchildren were born. Her time spent with them when they were young helped shape them into the people they are today.
Flowers are a beautiful thing and always appreciated, but if they're not your thing, our family would ask that you make a donation in Susan's name to the T. J. O'Connor Animal Adoption Center. Pets are a huge part of our world, and knowing one could be taken care of would touch our hearts.

(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
 Susan's remains are interred in Greenlawn Cemetery, East Longmeadow, MA).
Arthur Gauthier
Arthur's senior portrait
Arthur Leo Gauthier, 74, passed away on Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023 in a nursing facility in Natick, MA.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1948 in Springfield, MA, the son of the late Alexander L. Gauthier and Genievieve (Noel) Gauthier.
Arthur was a native of East Longmeadow, MA. He was a 1967 graduate of East Longmeadow High School.
A welder by trade, Arthur worked in several different places, including the shipyard in Bath, ME in the early 1970s.
He had resided in Springfield, MA for the past twenty-five years.

Arthur is survived by two sisters, Cecile Deems and her husband, Derrell of Rossville, GA and Irene Hessler and her husband, David of St. George, UT; one nephew; and one niece.
(Excerpted from the website of the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Springfield, MA).
 Arthur's remains are interred in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield, MA).
Dennis Morton
Dennis' senior portrait.
Dennis Morton passed away sometime in 2023. An obituary was apparently not written. At this time, we have no additional details regarding his life or passing.
Robert "Bob" Moriarty
Bob in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Robert "Bob" John Moriarty, 74, of Farmington, NH, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
Born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Springfield, MA, he was the son of John T. Moriarty and Aurore (Dumont) Moriarty of East Longmeadow.
Bob attended and graduated from East Longmeadow High. He attended Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA and worked as a pharmacist for Osgood's in Farmington; Care Pharmacy in Epsom and Rochester; then, Frisbie Memorial Hospital until his retirement.
Bob met his loving wife of 52 years, Barbara (Bobby) while attending college in Boston. They eventually settled in Farmington, NH where they ran a dairy goat farm and raised their two children, Sara and Ryan.
He was an active member of his community in Firmington. He held positions on the Jaycees, was a longtime leader of Boy Scouts, a member of the planning board, on the board of directors for the Cornerstone Visiting Nurse Association, an active member of St. Peter's Parish and the Knights of Columbus, as well as a member of the Farmington Country Club. He enjoyed hiking with his family and accomplished all 48 four thousand foot peaks in New Hampshire. He loved cookouts with his family in the backyard, sitting under his favorite shade tree and driving through his acreage in his Kawasaki mule. Bob was outgoing and friendly to everyone he met.
Robert was preceased by his parents and his sister Phyllis Hall.
Robert was part of a loving family and is survived by his wife, Barbara; siblings Nancy Piscioneri and Jack Moriarty; daughter, Sarah; and son, Ryan, as well as six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Pope Memorial-Cocheco Valley Humane Society of Dover, NH.
(Excerpted from the website of C.E. Peaslee and Son, Inc. Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Farmington, NH).
Paul Mondoux
Paul in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Paul G. Mondoux, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 27, 2023. 
He was born in Springfield, MA on Jun. 3, 1949 to the late Norman and Stella (Cormier) Mondoux. He grew up in East Longmeadow and in 1969 joined the U.S. Army National Guard, serving for eight years, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Paul started working for the town on East Longmeadow's Department of Public Works and was a volunteer firefighter.
The majority of his career was working for Western Mass. Electric Company in various roles, including meter reader, collections department electric shutoff, and finally as substation maintenance lead. Paul worked for Crown Properties in Windsor, CT as the maintenance mechanic manager from 1999 to 2005, when he retired.
Paul was a member of both the American Legion Post 293 and Italian American Veterans Post 64 of East Longmeadow, where he was continuously active for 51 years.
Paul's hobbies included drag racing at Lebanon Valley Dragway in New York in his 1988 Mustang. Paul also followed the stock market closely and was active in day trading.
He leaves a daughter, Laurie Joaquim and son, Paul "PJ" Mondoux; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter; brothers Richard and Raymond Mondoux; and a sister, Susan Krolewicz. He was predeceased by his former wife and mother of his children, Julianne (McCabe) Mondoux. Paul also leaves his close friend and roommate for several years, Tom Delphie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Rescue Mission, 10 Mill St., PO Box 9045, Springfield MA 01102-9045.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
 Paul's remains will be interred in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Diana Fisher
Diana's senior portrait.
Diana L. Fisher, 72, passed away on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2022 after a long illness. 
She was born in Keene, NH and lived most of her life in East Longmeadow. 
Diana graduated from East Longmeadow High School, playing on the field hockey and basketball teams. She also graduated from Boston University and Westfield State College.
She taught moderate and severe special education at the elementary and middle school level for years in the Springfield Public Schools. 

Diana loved participating in sports, travel, crafts, gardening, reading, volunteering, and sitting by the pond or ocean. She was a dedicated teacher and made a difference in the lives of her family, friends, neighbors, students, and community.
Diana was predeceased by her father, Robert R. Fisher, and step-father, Donald Washburn. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Muriel Blodgett Fisher Washburn; sister, Donna Fisher Utter; and a special family of cousins.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Peter Mulcahy

Peter's senior portrait.

Peter Harding Mulcahy, age 72, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Peter was born Mar. 28, 1949.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peter's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

(Excerpted from the Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Gibbens website, Jacksonville, Fl).
Sandra Corbisiero
Sandra in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Sandra Mary Corbisiero, 71, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Born in Springfield, MA on Nov. 9, 1949 to Adeline (DalMolin) Corbisiero and the late James Corbisiero, she graduated from East Longmeadow High School in the Class of 1967.
Sandra spent the majority of her career working as a store manager for Belmont Laundry on Wilbraham Rd. in Springfield. In her spare time, she loved to dance.
Besides her father, she was predeceased by her brother Mark Corbisiero and her longtime friend, Jerry Slattery.
To cherish her memory, Sandra leaves her children Gregory Bonneau and his partner, Denise Degon of Springfield; Gina Moore and her husband, Samuel of East Longmeadow; and Tara Juzba and her husband, Thomas of Springfield; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Adeline Corbisiero; her brother, Steven Corbisiero and his wife, Jane; her sister-in-law, Denise Corbisiero, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in Sandra's memory may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper).
 Sandra's remains are interred in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Phyllis Ramey (Blaisdell)
Phyllis in 1967 (senior portrait) and on her wedding day in 1985.
Phyllis A. Blaisdell, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

Born on Jan. 27, 1950 in Springfield, MA, she was a daughter to the late H. Donald and Barbara G. (Crandall) Ramey. 
Phyllis was employed as a project assistant for Cigna Insurance until her retirement. 
She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, gathering with friends while bowling, and most importantly, spending time with family.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip; step-children Todd and Peter Daniel Blaisdell, Jennifer Gose, and Amanda Blaisdell; sister Eleanor "Ellie" Dzierzak and her husband, Raymond; several grandchildren, great-granchildren, and nieces; and countless other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis' name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Phyllis' headstone in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. Photo by Steve Sawyer.
Earle Hanks
Earle in the band during his senior year and later in life.
Earle A. Hanks, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. 
He was born in Springfield on Jun. 25, 1949 to the late Erwin and Ruth (Dorsett) Hanks. He grew up in East Longmeadow and attended East Longmeadow High School. He settled in Wilbraham in 1976.
Earle was self-employed in the car business for his entire adult life, worked very hard, and took pride in his work.
Along with his wife, Lynn, Earle fostered 56 children over the years. He loved camping, fishing, weekly card games with his close buddies, as well as vacationing in Maine and New Hampshire. A devoted hockey dad, Earle enjoyed any kind of car racing, and was an avid fan of the Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
He was well known for his Sunday drives to nowhere with his family, often involving the Mohawk Trail. He loved trains and places like the Hoosac Tunnel. One of his greatest joys in life was camping with his sons.
He was the the beloved husband of 46 years to Lynn D. (Yarnell) Hanks, beloved father of David (Jessica) Hanks of East Granby, CT; Todd Hanks of Springfield; Jeff Hanks of East Longmeadow; Jennifer Hanks of Springfield; Kevin (Elizabeth) Hanks of Wilbraham; Charles Hanks of Dennis; Cameron Hanks of Wilbraham; Darryl Fredette of Wilbraham; and the late Michael Aronson, who passed away in 2009. He was the brother of the late Eugene Hanks and Nancy Traver, and loving grandfather of seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Earle's name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Richard Duval
Richard in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Richard, "Rich," "Richie," "Ricky" Raymond Duval, beloved husband of 50 years of Concetta "Connie" F. (Marletta) Duval, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Springfield, MA on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the age of 72.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Emma (Mallette) and Arthur Duval; his brother, Raymond R. Duval; his sister, Dorothy (Duval) Keane; and his nephew, John Keane.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Connie of Springfield; his daughter, Michelle M. Duval and son-in-law, Carlo Baraglia of Cambridge, MA; his daughter, Renee L. (Duval) Fairchild and son-in-law, Michael Fairchild of Virginia Beach, VA; his son, Steven R. Duval of Springfield; and his six grandchildren.
Rich was a lifelong resident of Springfield, a graduate of East Longmeadow High School, and later received his associate's degree from Springfield Technical Community College.
Rich served his country honorably, serving over 22 years in the U.S. Navy. This included four years in the submarine service unit and the remainder of his service as part of the Seabee reserves unit, until retiring in 1994.
He was employed as a tractor trailer operator for over 45 years for the U.S. Postal Service. Rich was a lifelong Eks member and served on the Pioneer Valley Federal Credit union board of directors for many years.
Many family vacations were spent in the car to find the best campground near or far. Rich and Connie later enjoyed camping in their fifth wheel camper and traveled throughout the country. They enjoyed traveling together and were working on filling the U.S. map. He could also be found fishing with his friends. This is where he was most at peace, and had always dreamed of a salmon fishing trip in Alaska. 

Rich loved home improvement and spent many years as his own carpenter, which included the lifelong "projects" going on at the family home.
He never met a stranger and many hours were spent talking about current events, cars, camping, fishing, anything really. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Richard's marker in the columbarium at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. His rank of YN2 in the USN (U.S. Navy) stands for Yeoman Petty Officer 2nd Class.
Stephen LaBroad
Stephen in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Stephen George LaBroad, 70, passed away on Mar. 11, 2020. 
Loving son of George (Jana) LaBroad and the late Pearl Gibson LaBroad. Adored brother of Elizabeth LaBroad, Bradlee (Peggy Appel), Amy (Kim Hamilton) LaBroad, and the late Paul LaBroad. Dearest uncle of Hannah Greene, Danielle (Cody) Handlir, Kenya LaBroad, and Alexa LaBroad.

He was an avid sailor, loved camping and restoring a 1970s Lotus Europa. 
He was retired from many years at Ford Motor Company's tire and wheel design division. He also had a talent for fine carpentry.
He will be missed by all.
(Excerpted from the website of the Turowski Funeral Home, Farmington, MI).
Richard Dubour
Richard in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Richard R. Dubour, 69, of Titusville, FL, passed away on Nov. 14, 2018 at home, surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family.
Richard was born in Ludlow, MA to the late Raymond and Mary (Alves) Dubour.
A 1967 graduate of East Longmeadow High School, Richard was most recently employed by American Leasing Company, located in Sunderland, MA, as director of operations.
Richard will be remembered for his intelligence, his quick wit, and his love and devotion to his family. He was an avid fan of the Patriots and the Red Sox. Richard loved listening to his favorite music and had a great love for animals.
He leaves his beloved wife of 31 years, Regina Dubour. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Mary Griffin, and grandsons Justin and Chance Griffin of Ocoee, FL. His love will live on through his sisters, who cherished their big brother: Noreen Wildes of East Longmeadow; Patricia Gray and brother-in-law, David of Hampden; Mary Alyce Dubour Dolon and brother-in-law, Frankie of Springfield; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother-in-law Thomas Wildes.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Dakin Humane Society, 71 Union St., Springfield, MA 01105 or The American Cancer Society.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Bruce Gilchrist
Bruce in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Bruce Thomas Gilchrist, Sr. of West Jordan, Utah, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at the age of 66.
Bruce was born Apr. 28, 1949 in Springfield, MA.
Bruce married the love of his life and soulmate, Lynette (Selin) Gilchrist on Jan. 25, 1969.
He is survived by his wife, Lynette; his six children, Danyelle (Larry) Ward, Bruce Thomas Gilchrist, Jr., Tamara (Tracy) Greenwood; Shanna Gilchrist (Brandon Gray), Angelynn Gilchrist, and Kara (Justin) Lund; 12 grandchildren; sister Nancy (Billy) Frost; mother-in-law LaVon Selin; sisters-in-law Kathryn Moore, Donna (Dan) Ball, Cynthia Smith; and many other family members and friends.
Bruce met the love of his life when he came to Utah to attend college. He first attended Snow College and then moved on to Westminster College where he attended for two years. He also graduated from Trade Technical College to do appliance repair.
Bruce was a volunteer firefighter and sheriff in the small town that he and his wife and daughter lived in, when his only son, Bruce, Jr. was born.
He had many trades, but the one that stands out the most is when he was a long-haul truck driver.
Bruce was very much a family man. His family was his whole world even up until his last days. He was the best husband, father, and papa anyone could ask for. He was always a kid at heart and had an amazing relationship with each one of his children and grandchildren. He was also the best brother to his sister, whom he loved very much. He will be missed by all.
He was known for his kindness, quirky humor, his imagination, the stories he would tell, and his angelic smile that would light up any room. He was an amazing, fun-loving man who loved trains and old cars. He loved going to car shows and driving old RTs. He enjoyed his wife's cooking and food in general (especially mom's sloppy Joes and potato salad). 
He loved the mountains and nature. He did a lot of camping and fishing with his family over the years while his children were growing up. Holidays growing up we always had extra people at the table, because he was a firm believer that nobody should ever spend the holidays alone. 
He had such a drive for life and a passion for helping people, he truly was a natural healer. Bruce was a very spiritual man in his beliefs, and he always left a big impression on all the people he met. 
(Excerpted from website).
 Bruce's remains are interred in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, UT.
Gary Feathler
Gary's senior portrait.
Gary Richard Feathler, 67, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving and loyal family, close friends, and beloved caregivers.
(Excerpted from the Rowe Funeral Home, Litchfield, CT website).
Gary's headstone in East Cemetery, Litchfield, CT. He served as a sergeant (SGT) in the United States Air Force. The Catholic Celtic cross emblem is seen at the top of the headstone.
William Petrie
William later in life.
William R. Petrie, 64, died peacefully at his home in Brimfield on Apr. 2, 2014, with his loving family by his side.
He was the son of Malcolm and Ruth Petrie of East Longmeadow.
He had resided in Brimfield since 1983, previously living in Wales.
He proudly served his country as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Upon his return, he earned his master's degree from Clark University.
He was a gifted builder and ran his own construction business, B & B Builders, for over 30 years.
He was a man of nature and loved time in his gardens, the ocean, and astronomy.
He will be deeply missed by his three children, Jessica, Robert, and Billie Jean Petrie, along with his two grandchildren, Brooke and Nathan Quattrocelli. He is also survived by his sister, Norma Silloway and her husband, David; brother, John Petrie; and mother.
Donations in his memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or to The Paralyzed American Veteran's Fund.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Sharon Rufenacht (Henry)
Sharon in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Sharon Mae (Rufenacht) Henry, 64, of Penrose St., died Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield.
She was born in Ludlow on Jan. 31, 1949, and grew up in East Longmeadow.
She was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School.
She lived in Springfield for the last 40 years. 
Sharon was employed for many years as a nursing assistant at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow and later at the East Longmeadow Nursing Home. She was most recently employed in private home care, eventually retiring due to declining health.
In addition to her devotion to caring for the sick and infirm, Sharon enjoyed music, singing, dancing, trips to the beach in her younger years, and scenic car rides in her later years. She was an accomplished homemaker who always took pride in cooking and savoring a good dessert.
She was a former member of the First Congregational Church in East Longmeadow, where she sang in the choir.
Sharon was predeceased by her father, George A. Rufenacht. She leaves her mother, Mary (Low) Rufenacht of East Longmeadow, to whom she was extremely devoted. She was the loving wife of 39 years to Raymond E. Henry, beloved mother of Heath E. Henry of Plainville, CT, Meagan J. Henry of Los Angeles, CA, and Brandon B. Henry of Ludlow; and caring sister of Andrea Lissette of Estero, FL, and Barry Rufenacht of Montpelier, VT. She was the sister-in-law of Laura Saliba and her husband, Michael of Westfield; Karen Allen and her husband, Richard of Stratham, NH; Constance Flynn and her husband, Christopher of Pittsfield, MA; and Peter Henry of Highland Park, IL. She also leaves several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sharon's name to the Alzheimer's Association of America, 422 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, and/or Greater Senior Services, Inc., 66 Industry Ave., Suite 9, Springfield, MA 01104.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Deborah Smith (Zoffoli)
Deborah in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Deborah "Debby" S. Zoffoli, 63, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice.
She was born on Monday, Mar. 14, 1949 in Springfield, MA to Luke and Dorothy (Cosman) Smith.
Debby was a retired field liason for the Aetna Insurance Company. She moved to this area in 2010 from Canton, CT.
Debby was a member of St. Elizabebeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, the Red Hats, Newcommers Lunch Bunch, and Citrus County Water Color Club, and enjoyed golfing.
Debby was preceded in death by her sister, Anita Smith. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, John A. Zoffoli of Beverly Hills, FL; sister, Donna Thayer of Eastport, ME; and cousin, Anita Scott of Covington, LA.
Memorial contributions may be made to HPH Hospice, 1207 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667.
(Excerpted from the website of Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, FL).
Deborah's headstone in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Beverly Hills, FL.
Carolyn Swanson
Carolyn in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Carolyn R. Swanson, 63, of West Hartford and formerly of East Longmeadow, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
Carolyn was born in Springfield on Nov. 26, 1949, a daughter of the late Harvey and Ruth (Johnson) Swanson. 
She was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School and she also graduated from Hartwick College in New York.
Carolyn attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow. 
She was employed by two advertising agencies in Hartford, CT, and she subsequently was self-employed.
Carloyn is survived be her two devoted brothers, Carl Swanson and his wife, Natalie of Baltimore, MD., and Clark Swanson of Newburyport, MA., and she leaves three cherished nephews, Jon, Adam, and Matthew Swanson.
Memorial contributions may be made in Carolyn's memory to the Rays of Hope, 280 Chestnut St., 6th Floor, Springfield MA 01199, or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, East Longmeadow.
(Excerpted from the Hartford Courant newspaper, Hartford, CT).
Carolyn's marker in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, MA. Astrid Johnson, whose inscription is also on the headstone, was Carolyn's aunt.
Christine Lull (Balboni)
Christine's senior portrait.
Christine "Chris" (Lull) Balboni, 61, of Springfield, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 after a long, yet gracious struggle.
She is survived by her devoted and adoring husband, George Balboni; her most loved and cherished daughter, Lisa; and her dearly loved son-in-law, Jay Torres and precious grandson, Anthony.
Chris treasured her grandson, Anthony, and spent, along with his dog, Lucy, the most priceless 11 years experiencing all forms of adventures and activities. They were and always be inseparable. 
Chris was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School and employed in East Longmeadow for many years, providing transportation for school students.
Chris leaves behind many extended family members: the Balboni stepchildren, Liand and Mike Gallant, Tina and Bill Coley, and George Henry Balboni; and the grandchildren Celina, Samantha, Nathan, Jessica, and Melissa. She also leaves her beloved nephews, Andy and Eric Lull, along with their mother, Linda; and the family members of her late husband, Anthony Ampagnatiello.
Welcoming her at heaven's gate will be her parents, George and Cele Lull; her brother, Skip Lull; her late husband, Anthony Impagnatiello; and her stepson, Tony Balboni.
Chris thankfully was surrounded and supported by very dear and loyal friends. It is hard for those who loved her to believe that we will be deprived of the joy and humor Chris brought to life, and the endless energy she had for it. She will be genuinely missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund for Christine's grandson, Anthony Torres, c/o Premier Source Credit Union, 232 N. Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Christine's headstone in Greenlawn Cemetery, East Longmeadow. Her husband, George's name is also inscribed on the headstone. He passed away in 2015.
Rose Resta (Ostrander)
Rose's senior portrait.
Rose Marie (Resta) Ostrander, 62, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2010 at her home in Wilbraham, with her loving family at her side.
Born in Springfield, a daughter of Rose (Luvera) Resta of East Longmeadow and the late Angelo M. Resta, she was a longtime resident of Springfield before moving to Wilbraham.
Rose was the beloved wife of 43 years to Raymond E. Ostrander of Wilbraham.
She was a banquet hostess for 19 years at Salvatore's Restaurant on Boston Rd. in Springfield.
Rose loved her entire family and enjoyed all the family gatherings, but her son and her two grandchildren were the lights of her life.
Besides her husband, Raymond, she is survived by her son, Keith M. Ostrander and his wife, Tawnie of Monson; her sister, Joann Mazza and her husband, Charles of Titusville, FL; and by her two grandchildren, Kianna and Quintin Ostrander.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Life Care, 113 Hampden St., Holyoke MA 01040.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
 Rose's remains are interred in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Brian Clark
Brian in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Brian K. Clark, 60, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.
Born in Springfield to the late George and Dorothy (Goldsmith) Clark, he had been a resident of Monson for 40 years.
Brian was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School and STCC, where he received an associate's degree in computer science.
He was a self-employed building and remodeling contractor for over 30 years. 
Brian was the District IV manager for the Massachusetts Motorcyle Association, and also a member of the board of directors. He enjoyed fishing and riding motorcyles whenever he had the chance.
He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, giving of his love and time, especially to his grandchildren.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Susan R. (Bandlow) Clark, and their children, Jeffrey B. Clark, Chad W. Clark and his wife, Lisa, all of New Hampshire; and Maegan M. Arroyo and her husband, Michael of Palmer; brothers John F. Clark and his wife, Barbara of Connecticut, and R. Bruce Clark of Maryland; and five grandchildren, Adam, Kelsey, Xavier, Bayla, and Eldi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Monson Fire Department Ambulance Fund, PO Box 335, Monson, MA 01057.
(Excerpted from The Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Raymond Lindsay
Raymond's senior portrait.
Raymond A. Lindsay, Jr., 58, who resided in Weymouth, MA., passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. 
He will forever be loved and cherished by his family and friends and deeply missed on the golf course.
(Excerpted from the Norwell Mariner newspaper, Norwell, MA).
Raymond's marker in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. BM3 stands for Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer.

Michael Bradley
Michael in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
Michael F. Bradley, 58, of Venice, FL, formerly of West Springfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 after a long illness.
He was a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and was employed as a certified packaging professional at various corrugated packaging companies in both Massachusetts and Florida. Michel was also a first lieutenant in the Air Force during the Vietnam era.
Michael will be greatly missed by his wife, Linda; sons Jason of Madison, MS and Kevin of Westfield; grandchildren, Alexandria, Aidan, and Connor of Madison, MS; parents, Gordon and Dorothy Bradley of East Longmeadow; brothers Peter, Robert, and Thomas; sister, Mary Kathryn Petrone; and aunt, Pat Wallace of Denver, CO.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 W. 16th St., Gainesville, FL 32608.
(Excerpted from the website of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Punta Gorda, FL).
Michael's headstone in the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA. 1ST LT stands for First Lieutenant.
Richard Hawley
Richard's senior portrait.
Richard E. Hawley, 54, of 77 Somers Rd., died on Friday, Apr. 2, 2004 at home.
Born in Springfield, he was a lifelong resident of East Longmeadow.
He was a 33-year member of the East Longmeadow Fire Department, retiring in 2003 as deputy fire chief. He was also past president of the East Longmeadow Firefighters Association, past commander of the American Legion, a member of the Springfield Lodge of Elks #161, and coached and was active in the Wilbraham Twin Meadows Hockey Association.
He graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1967 and was a member of the National Guard.
He leaves his wife, Tricia E. (Reed) Hawley; his son, Brett R. Hawley; a daughter, Erin E. Hawley; and his mother, Doris B. Arlotta, all of East Longmeadow. He was predeceased by his brother, Frederic Hawley in 2004.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Richard's name may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline MA 02445 or East Longmeadow Firefighters Assoc., 150 Somers Rd., East Longmeadow MA 01028.
(Excerpted from the Sunday Republican newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Richard's headstone in Greenlawn Cemetery, East Longmeadow, MA.
John Rosati
John's senior portrait.
John F. Rosati, 52, of Goddard St., Athol, MA, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2002 at the Providence Care Center of Springfield.
He was a pressman at the Highland Press in Athol with thirteen years of service.
Born in Springfield, he has been a resident of Athol for thirteen years and was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School.
He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion Post 102 of Athol. He also belonged to the Amateur Radio Relay League and was a volunteer radio operator for several years at the Boston Marathon, and a member of the Tiger Athletic Association of Chicopee.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Lynn Rosati of Enfield; a son, Jay Rosati Bedard of Springfield; his father, Albert S. Rosati and his wife, Janet of Deer Isle, ME; his brother, David E. Rosati and his wife, Carol of Warren; his sister, Martha Rosati Barnes and her husband, Darren of Hampden; his nephews Joseph and Brian Rosati; and his nieces Michelle Kearney, and Jessica and Jordan Barnes. He was a great-uncle to several nephews and one niece. His mother, M. Elizabeth (Boucher) Rosati died in 1967.
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the American Legion Post 102, Athol, MA 01331, or Providence Care Center of Springfield, 370 Pine St., 01105.
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union-News newspaper, Springfield, MA).
John's headstone in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA. 
Karen Basile (Rivera)
Kare's senior portrait.
Karen E. (Basile) Rivera, 51, of 94 Mooreland St., Springfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 at Baystate Medical Center.
She was the office manager for Gowen and Trombley Insurance Agency, Inc. of Ludlow and Wilbraham for many years.
Born in this city, she lived here most of her life.
Her husband, Edwin Rivera, died last year. She also was predeceased by a son, Charles T. Isham, Jr. She leaves three other sons, James S. Isham, Edwin Rivera, Jr., and Carlos T. Rivera, all of Springfield; a daughter, Jenny C. Rivera of Springfield; two brothers, John Basile of Vernon Beach, FL and Ronald Basile of East Longmeadow; a sister, Maryann E. Isham of Springfield; five grandchildren; and her wards, Jeffery and Tanya Samson of Springfield.
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union-News newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Karen's marker in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Steven Kratovil
Steven during his sophomore year.
Steven M. Kratovil passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998. Our only source of information on his passing is the Social Security Death Index. At this time, we have no further details regarding his life. He did not have a senior photo in the yearbook.
Steven's marker in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, MA. The inscription at the bottom reads, "Love is forever."
Stephen Cormier
Stephen's senior portrait.
Stephen Cormier, who resided in Holyoke, MA, passed away on Tuesday, Sep. 22, 1998. Our only source of information on his passing is the Social Security Death Index. At this time, we have no further details regarding his life.
Stephen's headstone in Greenlawn Cemetery, East Longmeadow, MA.
Timothy Dreyer
Timothy's senior portrait.
Timothy J. Dreyer, 47, of Hampden, a 20-year Springfield policeman, died Sunday, Jul. 28, 1996 in West Springfield. He retired this year.
Ten years ago, he organized and supervised the fundraising and erection of a monument at Springfield Police Headquarters to honor officers killed in the line of duty. He was also a carpenter for 25 years.
Born in Springfield, he lived in East Longmeadow. He was a 1967 graduate of East Longmeadow High School, and attended Springfield Technical Community College.
He moved to Hampden 17 years ago, and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He held a pilot's license, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.
He leaves his wife, Rosemary Quatrano; two sons, Erich and Nicholas, at home; his mother, Rita (Neylon) Dreyer of Yarmouth Port; a brother, Dr. Stephen of Fremont, NE; and a sister, Susan Genest of Walpole, MA.
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union-News newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Timothy's marker in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Rosemary Edwards
Rosemary's senior portrait.
Rosemary E. Edwards, 38, of 29 Allen St., East Longmeadow, a six-year nursing assistant at the Mary Lyons Nursing Home, Hampden, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1986 at home from injuries sustained in a fire.
Born in Springfield, she lived in East Longmeadow most of her life. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Springfield.
She leaves her mother, Rita (Dineen) Edwards of Rutland; two brothers, Patrick D. of Longmeadow, and Christopher J. of East Longmeadow; and four nephews. 
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union newspaper, Springfield, MA).

Rosemary's marker in Saint Thomas Cemetery, West Springfield, MA.
Judith Ryan
Judith's senior portrait.
Miss Judith Ryan, 23, of 248 Pearl St., Springfield, MA, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1971, in Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. Medical examiner Michael A. Luongo said death was due to hepatic failure due to hepatitis.
Born in Rockville, Conn., she was recently employed as a sales clerk at the Abovo Clothing Store, Springfield.
She leaves her father, Gordon Ryan of West Stafford, Conn.; her mother, Mrs. Janet (Hurlburt) Lemieux of East Longmeadow; four brothers, Theodore of Ellington, Conn., and Kevin, David, and Robert, all of East Longmeadow; and a sister, Miss Patricia Ryan of East Longmeadow.
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union newspaper, Springfield, MA).
Judith's headstone in West Cemetery, Somers, CT. The inscription at the bottom reads, "The picture may dim but memory is ever bright."
John Manferdini
Photo accompanying John's obituary.
Flags are flying at half-mast in East Longmeadow for John S. Manferdini, 21, who was killed July 3, 1969 in Vietnam while serving as a military policeman with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Manferdini, the son of Sebastian and Anna (Rosati) Manferdini of 3 Roderick Ave., entered the Army last August 28, and went to Vietnam February 1. He was graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1967 and had worked at Coca Cola Bottling Co. in Springfield.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Ernest, at home; a sister, Mrs. Roger W. (Judith) Smith of 219 Shaker Rd.; and a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Rosati of Roderick Ave. 
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union newspaper, Springfield, MA).
John's headstone in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
David McIntire
David's senior portrait.
David McIntire, 19, of 45 Edmund St., East Longmeadow, died at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 1968 in Holyoke Hospital of injuries suffered in a one-car accident on Route 116 in Granby, MA early Saturday morning.
David suffered multiple internal injuries in the accident. He was a passenger in the car, driven by ELHS 1967 graduate Albert Bailey IV, who perished in the crash. 
Other passengers in the vehicle who were injured but survived were ELHS 1967 graduate Richard Meacham and ELHS student Clyde Llewellyn.
David was born in Springfield on Aug. 14, 1949, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Mayforth) McIntire and was graduated from East Longmeadow High School in 1967.
He attended the Computer Environment Center, West Springfield, and was employed as an expeditor for Ontario Co. on Allen St., Springfield.
He was a member of St. Michael's Church, East Longmeadow.
David is survived by his parents; two brothers, SSgt George A., stationed with the Air Force in Greenland, and SSgt Carleton, stationed with the Air Force in Vietnam; three sisters, Carolyn P., a student at New York University; Melissa J., and Heather M., both at home. 
(Excerpted from the Springfield Union newspaper, Springfield, with additional notes added).
 David's remains are interred in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.
Albert Bailey IV
Albert's senior portrait.
Albert Bailey IV, 20, of 76 Millbrook Rd., East Longmeadow, was killed on Saturday, Dec. 14, 1968 when his car went out of control on a hill in Granby, MA, left the highway, and slammed into a tree.
Three passengers were injured, including ELHS 1967 graduate David McIntire, who was critically injured. David passed away five days later.
The other two passengers were ELHS 1967 graduate Richard Meacham and ELHS student Clyde Llewellyn. 
Surviving Albert are his parents, Albert and Viola B. (Albrecht) Bailey. Mr. Bailey is an East Longmeadow policeman. 
(Excerpted from the Boston Herald, Boston, MA and the Springfield Union newspapers, Springfield, MA, with additional notes added).
Albert's headstone in St. Michael's Cemetery, Springfield, MA.