Holyoke Obituaries

Holyoke Obituaries

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  • 9 hrs ago | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at a...

    Singer Dan Hicks, who began his musical career in San Francisco in the 1960s and founded Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 74. Hicks's wife, CT Hicks, says on his website and his Facebook page that he died Saturday.

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  • Yesterday | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies...

    Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90. Maurer died Jan. 29 in Sonoma, California, his longtime partner Mary Jo Starsiak told The Associated Press on Friday night. His exact cause of death was not clear, but he had struggled with Parkinson's disease and heart trouble late in life.

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  • Thursday | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Joe Dowell, had No. 1 hit with 'Wooden Heart," ...

    Joe Dowell, a singer briefly popular in the early 1960s who had a No. 1 hit with the ballad "Wooden Heart," has died.

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  • Thursday Feb 4 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    White, the founder and leader of Earth... . FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1995 file photo, Ralph Johnson, from left, Phillip Bailey, Maurice White and Verdine White, of Earth, Wind & Fire in Los Angeles.

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  • Thursday Feb 4 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Jack Riley, coach of 1st US hockey team to win gold,...

    Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was 95. The U.S. Military Academy announced in a statement that Riley died Wednesday in Massachusetts.

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  • Wednesday Feb 3 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Bob Elliott, of comic duo Bob and Ray, dies at 92

    Elliott, father of actor-comedian Chris Elliott, died Tuesday at his home in Cundy's Harbor, Maine, part of the town of Harpswell, Rick Gagne, director of the Brackett Funeral Home, said Wednesday. For nearly 45 years, until the death of Elliott's comedy partner Ray Goulding, Bob and Ray entertained millions of radio listeners and television viewers.

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  • Sunday Jan 31 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Signe Anderson, original Airplane singer, dead at 74

    Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick, has died. Anderson died Thursday at her home in Beaverton, Oregon, according to her daughter, Onateska Ladybug Sherwood.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of son Freddie

    The nominations for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, including nods for Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner. The nominations for the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, including nods for Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via WWLP 

    Image Courtesy: Sampson Family Chapels

    Gloria May Barbieri passed away peacefully while sleeping on January 27, 2016 at the age of 85. She was born in Springfield, MA on April 20, 1930 to the late John Paren and Marian Paren . She was predeceased by her ex-husband Robert Barbieri .

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Kanye West rages against Wiz Khalifa in his first Tw...

    Emily Blunt is expecting, Us Weekly confirms. Blunt is pregnant with her second baby with husband John Krasinski, the actress' reps said.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Former NFL safety Sash diagnosed with CTE

    Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Chris Nowinski of the Boston University-affiliated Concussion Legacy Foundation confirmed the diagnosis on Tuesday night.

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  • Thursday Jan 21 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Will Smith and Aunt Viv are feuding over the Oscars ...

    They say the first step toward recovery is admitting there's a problem, and Charlie Sheen seems like he may finally be on the right track. They say the first step toward recovery is admitting there's a problem, and Charlie Sheen seems like he may finally be on the right track.

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  • Wednesday Jan 20 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Oscars: Don Cheadle, David Oyelowo, George Clooney s...

    Even as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is vowing to take "dramatic steps" to diversify its Oscar nominees in future years, more stars are speaking out about the fact that the 2016 acting nominees do not include any people of color. Even as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is vowing to take "dramatic steps" to diversify its Oscar nominees in future years, more stars are speaking out about the fact that the 2016 acting nominees do not include any people of color.

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  • Wednesday Jan 20 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Charlie Sheen admits he might be bipolar

    Even as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is vowing to take "dramatic steps" to diversify its Oscar nominees in future years, more stars are speaking out about the fact that the 2016 acting nominees do not include any people of color. Even as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is vowing to take "dramatic steps" to diversify its Oscar nominees in future years, more stars are speaking out about the fact that the 2016 acting nominees do not include any people of color.

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  • Wednesday Jan 20 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Jamie Foxx becomes real-life superhero after pulling...

    Singer, actor or superhero? Jamie Foxx added another title to his resume this week after possibly saving a man's life following a bad accident near Los Angeles. Singer, actor or superhero? Jamie Foxx added another title to his resume this week after possibly saving a man's life following a bad accident near Los Angeles.

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  • Tuesday Jan 19 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Eagles guitarist and co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67

    If you needed any more proof that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are back together, you don't need to look any further than the singer's Instagram. If you needed any more proof that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are back together, you don't need to look any further than the singer's Instagram.

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  • Monday Jan 18 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Emile C. Barboza, 55

    Emile C. Barboza, 55, of Holyoke, died Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Holyoke Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was the son of Emile M. Barboza of New Bedford and the late Marie Barboza.

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  • Monday Jan 18 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Mott the Hoople drummer Dale Griffin dies at 67

    Peter Purnell of Mott's label Angel Air Records told the BBC that Griffin died Sunday. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease a decade ago.

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  • Friday Jan 15 | via IBerkshires 

    Lynn A. Hurley, 64

    Lynn A. Hurley, 64, a longtime resident of Northern Berkshire County, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Beaven Kelly Rest Home in Holyoke after a long bout with cancer, with her children by her side. Born in Bennington, Vt., she attended local schools.

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  • Nov 8, 2013 | via CBS 3 Springfield 

    Musicians, other celebs react to death of Glenn Frey

    It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life.

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