John S. GolemoJanuary 1, 1939 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 78)
CHICOPEE-John S. Golemo, 78, of Quebec Street passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Ma. surrounded by his loving family. John was born on January 1, 1939 the son of the late John and Stephanie (Wierzbicki) Golemo. He was raised in Wilbraham, attended local schools and graduated from Technical High School in Springfield, Ma. He married Helen (Green) Decker on October 8, 1982 in West Springfield and they later moved to Chicopee where they lived for 35 years. In his younger years John worked for the First National Grocery Store. John then began working at Packaging Service, Inc. in Agawam, eventually becoming President for many years before retiring in 2004. He was a communicant of Mary Mother of Hope Church in Springfield and a longtime member of the Agawam Lions club. John loved playing games with family, reading, watching the Red Sox and Patriots and taking trips to the casino. John will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 35 years, Helen and his wonderful family: son Christopher Golemo of Granby, CT; daughters Beth Hirsch and husband Jim from Hollis, NH; and Amy and husband Mark Baccei from Cincinnati, OH; his grandchildren Haley, Abbey, Sam and Charlie; his sister-in-law Fran Wright and her husband Ted of Hurlock, MD; brothers-in-law George and Robert Green of Chicopee MA, Joseph Green and wife Rose of Chicopee; sisters Jane Golemo of Wilbraham, MA and Irene Hiersche and husband John of Ludlow MA. He also leaves several caring and loving nieces and nephews. Calling hours at the Tylunas Funeral Home, 159 Broadway St., Chicopee will be Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. at Mary, Mother of Hope Church, Page Blvd., Springfield. Interment of John’s ashes will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in John’s name to Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew St., Springfield MA 01104.