John “Kurt” MacNeal, 50, beloved husband of Patricia (Anderson) MacNeal, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 1, 2019, at his home. John was born on December 26, 1968, in Springfield, MA, a loving son of John R. and Karen (Wiberg) MacNeal. He was raised and educated in West Springfield and was a graduate of West Springfield High School. John was a resident of Ohio for over twenty years before returning to Springfield, a few years ago. While living in Ohio, he worked for various companies as a construction worker prior to becoming disabled in 2001. John’s family enjoyed his great sense of humor and his generous heart. He was a wonderful husband and father and loved his family more than anything else and his family felt the same in return. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 21 years, Patricia of Southwick; his beloved mother, Karen MacNeal of Westfield; and daughters, Ashley Anderson and her companion, CJ Ross of Lorain, OH, Alisha MacNeal of Lorain, OH, and Briana Velozo of Agawam; grandchildren Dorothy J. Anderson and Jaxon John Thomas Ross both of Lorain, OH; brother, Keith MacNeal and his wife, Paula of Worcester; sister, Kristie Haile and her companion, Michael Martin of Westfield; sisters-in-law, Charlene MacNeal (wife of the late Kevin MacNeal and mother of John B. MacNeal) of Holyoke and Cheryl DeBalzo of Lorain, OH; several nieces and nephews; and close family friend, Denise Descoteaux of Springfield. John was predeceased by his father, John R. on January 23, 1988 and brother, Kevin on July 23, 2018 and by his nephew, John B. MacNeal on December 26, 2018. A memorial service will be held for John at a later date. There are no calling hours. Hafey Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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