Ruth Rodriguez
B: 1962-11-22
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Rodriguez, Ruth
Edna Leon
B: 1948-04-15
D: 2018-03-09
View Details
Leon, Edna
Rafael Vega
B: 1958-03-13
D: 2018-03-09
View Details
Vega, Rafael
Minerva Rosado
B: 1933-07-23
D: 2018-03-05
View Details
Rosado, Minerva
Lillie Zachery
B: 1932-08-04
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Zachery, Lillie
Leslie Reyes
B: 1968-08-11
D: 2018-02-27
View Details
Reyes, Leslie
Carmen Ramos
B: 1920-07-11
D: 2018-02-26
View Details
Ramos, Carmen
Serafina Rivera
B: 1921-12-31
D: 2018-02-26
View Details
Rivera, Serafina
Samuel Mcrae
B: 1952-10-09
D: 2018-02-25
View Details
Mcrae, Samuel
Tanzil Amiss
B: 1968-04-29
D: 2018-02-20
View Details
Amiss, Tanzil
Patricia Belanger
B: 1954-12-17
D: 2018-02-20
View Details
Belanger, Patricia
Ronald Daughtry
B: 1952-08-26
D: 2018-02-19
View Details
Daughtry, Ronald
Jose Ruiz-Hrbek
B: 1984-09-02
D: 2018-02-14
View Details
Ruiz-Hrbek, Jose
Jose Rodriguez
B: 1972-10-25
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Rodriguez, Jose
Benny Flores
B: 1970-01-03
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Flores, Benny
Angel Ortiz
B: 1970-01-20
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Ortiz, Angel
Faustino Perez
B: 1939-09-20
D: 2018-02-08
View Details
Perez, Faustino
Carmen Martori
B: 1947-01-04
D: 2018-02-05
View Details
Martori, Carmen
Zoe Santiago Otero
B: 1929-04-09
D: 2018-02-01
View Details
Santiago Otero, Zoe
Rosa Sanchez
B: 1918-03-02
D: 2018-01-27
View Details
Sanchez, Rosa
Yolanda Resto
B: 1967-10-04
D: 2018-01-27
View Details
Resto, Yolanda


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
730 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109-4110
Phone: 413-732-3253
Fax: 413-732-1032

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.