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Marianne Frances Pagella

October 10, 1929 ~ February 16, 2018 (age 88)
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Marianne Frances Pagella, 88, passed away peacefully Friday at Baystate Medical Center surrounded by family.  Marianne (Fran) was born October 10,1929 in Whately, MA to the late Frank and Stella (Zajkowski) Targonski.  She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and was a graduate of Technical High School, Class of 1947.   Marianne worked for Big Y Foods in the accounting department for over 19 years before she retired.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, knitting, ballroom dancing, and spending time with her family.  Marianne was predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Raymond Pagella in 2015.  She is survived by her beloved children Raymond Pagella of Westfield, Thomas Pagella and his wife Judy of FL, and Karen McGee and her husband Jack of Sudbury.  She was the cherished grandmother to 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and the caring sister to Leonard Targonski of VT.  Calling hours for Marianne will be Thursday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Road, Wilbraham.  The funeral will be Friday at 8:30AM at the Wilbraham Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:30AM at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 1023 Parker Street in Springfield.  Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marianne’s memory to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

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