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Donald E. Sarrasin

February 16, 1933 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 84)
Donald “Don “Ernest Sarrasin, 84, beloved husband of Beverly Ann (Francazio) Sarrasin, who he married on May 9, 1959 and predeceased him in 2004, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, at Baystate Medical Center with his loving family at his side. Born on February 16, 1933, in Springfield, MA, a son of Peter and Angelina (Labrecque) Sarrasin, he was a graduate of Chicopee High School and a longtime resident of Springfield. Donald served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956. After his military service, he began a long career as a manager, first at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks and later continuing his career as a manager at both the former Solomon Glass in West Springfield and former Buxton Company in Agawam, before retiring in 1995. Donald was a longtime parishioner at Holy Name Church in Springfield and was an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister while there. He loved to fish either in solitude or with the company of his family and close friends. Donald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be missed dearly by all those who came to know him. He leaves his beloved children, Scott A. and his wife, Jannette, Michael W. all of Springfield, David P. of Chicopee, Julie A. Sarrasin and son in law, Thomas Forgette, and Jeffery T. Sarrasin all of Springfield; his four cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Stephen, Thea, and Zachary and seven great grandchildren; and by his friend, Patricia Gaboury. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by five siblings. Family and friends are invited to gather on Sunday, Nov. 19, for calling hours for Donald from 7-9 p.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield. Don’s funeral will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, 323 Dickinson St. Burial with military honors will follow immediately after the mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. For further information and online condolences please visit

 Service Information

November 19, 2017

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Hafey Springfield Chapels
494 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

November 20, 2017

10:00 AM to TBD
Holy Name Church
323 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108


Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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