forastiere family funeral home and cremations

Jul 8, 2020 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve

The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Learn what we're doing to keep families safe in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19 

During this time and as directives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and recommendations from the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations evolve; we are committed to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our funeral homes continue to remain open and ready to serve each family and visitor.The CDC provides guidelines that we recommend families and visitors follow when on the premises of the funeral home. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢Wearing a mask at all times. 

➢Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings. 

➢Limiting your time with people out of your immediate family. Therefore, please limit your time and limit congregating in groups within the funeral home. 

➢Avoiding physical contact including shaking hands and embracing. 

➢Keeping distance from others – Six feet for “social distancing.” 

We have Livestreaming and recording of ceremonies available for your convenience should the family request that option. This is another form of social distancing, and allows others to be part of the ceremonies who may be at a distance and unable to travel. 

     We value your health and thank you for following these safety guidelines. We appreciate your patience and support.


Tributes & Obituaries

Donald Richard Skelton

Longmeadow-Don Richard Skelton, aka, Donald Richard Skelton 88, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2020 at home with his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Matroni) Skelton. Don is also survived by his...

Robert Piteo

Springfield- Robert L. Piteo, 72, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2020, after a short illness; surrounded by his loving family. Robert, was born in Springfield, on March 7, 1948 to the late...

Joseph Mineo

Joseph Mineo, 62, beloved father, husband, brother and friend, died at home on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a valiant battle with cancer. Born to the late Joseph...

Patricia Scibelli-Mendes

SOUTHWICK — Patricia Lillian “Patti” Scibelli-Mendes, aged 61, died early Friday morning, July 3, 2020. She passed away peacefully at her home in Southwick, surrounded by family,...

Michael Kamyk Agawam

Agawam- Michael George Kamyk, 91, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020. Michael was born in Chicopee on September 9, 1928 to the late George and Ludwika (Roback) Kamyk. Michael proudly served as...

Mark St. Jean

Mark Gregory St. Jean, 20, passed away on July 1, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born on May 25, 2000 in Holyoke, MA. Mark was an avid skier, mountain biker, and all-around athlete. He...

Mary Jean Bagley

MARY JEAN BAGLEY of Agawam began her journey home to Jesus on June 27, 2020. Mary passed at Baystate Medical Center after complications from a fall. She was ninty-five years old. She was a...

Cynthia Phyllis Shirley

Springfield- Cynthia “Phyllis” (Bradshaw) Shirley, age 91 passed away June 27, 2020.  Phyllis was born in Medford, MA to Robert Allan and Geraldine (Gray) Bradshaw. She grew up in...

Kendra Elizabeth McNabb

Kendra Elizabeth McNabb, age 27, was unexpectedly taken from us on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Raeford, NC. She was born October 4, 1992 with her twin sister Kayla (McNabb) Strohman in Springfield,...

Elizabeth G. Woods

Surrounded by her close and loving family, Elizabeth Virginia Gans Woods, known to friends and family as Evie, died on June 25, 2020, at the age of 83. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she and her...
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Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation
220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tel: 413-224-8981

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Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
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Southwick Forastiere Funeral & Cremation
624 College Highway
| Southwick, MA 01077
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Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation
45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
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