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Mrs. Susan Bailey

Service: Graveside service 1:00 PM Thursday August 11th at Beth El Cemetery, 350 Kings Highway, West Springfield, MA 01089


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Mrs. Frances Levine

Service: Graveside service 10:00 AM Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at Beth Israel Cemetery, 350 Kings Highway, West Springfield, MA 01089


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Frances Levine, 87,of Longmeadow MA peacefully passed away on Thursday, Aug 4, 2022, surrounded by family and friends.

Fran was a long-time Realtor in the Springfield area. She loved cooking and spending time with family and friends. She also loved gardening and her yearly trips to Aruba.

She was predeceased by her son, Jeff Levine and is survived by her sister Linda Waxman, daughters Marla Levine and Robin (Levine) Madnick, son-in-law Steven Madnick, grandchildren Jessica (Madnick) Rahusen and her husband Christopher, Brett Madnick and his wife Kerri, great-grandchildren Logan Madnick and soon-to-be-born Baby Girl Rahusen; daughter-in-law Pat (Levine) Nobert, many neices, nephews, great neices and great nephews and a host of good friends.

A graveside service will be 10:00 AM Sunday Aug 7, 2022 at Beth Israel Cemetery; 366 Kings Highway, West Springfield MA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Fran’s name to Baystate Health Foundation in Springfield, MA. https://www.baystatehealth.org/giving

Mrs. Jo Anne Bertrand

Service: Funeral service 12:00 PM Sunday, August 7th at Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108


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Burial Sunday August 7th at Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, MA. One shiva service will be held Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm.



Jo Anne Heit Bertrand, 86, of Longmeadow, MA, passed away on July 26, 2022 after a long
battle with cancer.
Jo Anne was born on May 9, 1936 to Jonas and Anne Heit and spent her entire life as an active member of the Longmeadow community.
After graduating from The Cambridge School of Weston, Jo Anne went to the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Education in 1958. Jo Anne continued her studies and received her Master’s of Science in Education at Harvard University.
Jo Anne began her teaching career in a small school in Riverdale, New York. After several years of City life, Jo Anne and her first husband, Michael Bassock moved to be near family in her hometown of Longmeadow, MA where they started their family, having three children together; Jonas, Andrew and Dara (D.J).
After Jo Anne retired from a passionate and inspiring career as a guidance Counselor and home school adjustment counselor, she spent much of her time pursuing her favorite hobbies which included golf, travel, and dinner clubs with friends.
 Jo Anne spent her days with her second husband, best friend, and love of her life; Arthur Bertrand, enjoying together the riches of family, friends and adventures.
Jo Anne is predeceased by her husband; Arthur Bertrand. She is survived by her sister Betsy
(Richard) Gaberman, her children Dara (Fred) Marvel, Andrew (Irene) Bassock & Jonas Bassock, Susan Bertrand, Richard (Theresa) Bertrand and Pete Bertrand, her niece and nephew Jonna Gaberman (Bruce Wintman), and Ira Gaberman (Annette Bielesch), her grandchildren; Alex, Addison (Dylan), Isabella, Wade, Amy, Lindsay, Kayla, Ethan, Sydney ,Bri, Gabby and Jack (Alex), Connor, Brendan, and Kaitlyn, her great nieces and nephews; Noah, Talya, Shosh, Natan & Yosh.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday August 7th at Temple Beth El at 12:00 PM with burial in Longmeadow Cemetery. Shiva will be held Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm.
Her family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to:  The Longmeadow Beautification Fund, C/O Longmeadow Parks & Rec Department, 231 Maple Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106.