Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.
We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 413-733-5311 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
President, Funeral Director
Michael was raised in Ware, Massachusetts and attended Holyoke
Community College. It was during this time that he found an interest in the
funeral profession and worked for area funeral homes part-time. In 1975,
Michael moved to Boston and has been involved in funeral work on a
full-time basis ever since. Michael was a 1978 Honors Graduate of the
former New England Institute, Kenmore Square in Boston. He is a licensed
funeral director in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Michael worked for 20 years in Connecticut before joining the Forastiere Family
in March 2004. “Coming back to the Springfield area is very meaningful to me as
I spent so much of my youth in this area. Serving families has always been very
rewarding. Creating a personal service which will enshrine the memory of a
loved one is of the utmost importance to me.”
Michael lives in Connecticut with
his wife, Marianne, and daughter, Angelina. His pastimes include spending time
with his family, and exploring , photographing, and hiking all over Western Massachusetts.
Emily was born and raised in North Adams, Massachusetts and graduated from Drury High School. She then attended Hudson Valley Community College in
Troy, New York, where she obtained her A.A.S. in Mortuary Science. Relocating to the Springfield
area in 2008, she began working in funeral service. She currently lives in West
Springfield with her husband, Chris, and their black Lab, Harley.An active member of the American Legion Post 207 Auxiliary,
Emily also enjoys music, fishing, the Big E, and spending time with her family.“Being able to assist people through the process of planning
a meaningful representation of their loved one’s life is the most rewarding
experience for me. I am truly honored to be able to do this for the families we
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