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Ralph M. Hood

August 18, 1963 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 58)


Lifelong East Longmeadow resident, Ralph M. Hood, 58, died peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2022, at home surrounded by his large, loving family. Born in Springfield, to the late Leo and Mary (Ruggiero) Hood, he was a graduate of East Longmeadow High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western New England University. Ralph worked alongside his brothers and nephews as a mason laborer for MAK construction. He is survived by his brother Dr. Leo Hood (Jennifer) of Monson, sisters; Cathy Ann Hood of East Longmeadow, Pamela Hood of Springfield and Mary Rose Hood (Michael Carabetta) of East Longmeadow and several cousins. In addition, Ralph was a “Favorite Uncle” to his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Ronald and Robert Hood. Ralph was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping with his nieces and nephews. He was a member of the American Legion Post 293 in East Longmeadow. Family and friends may meet for Ralph’s Funeral Mass on Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30AM at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The family is grateful to Dr. Iyer and the staff from Mercy Oncology, Stephanie and Kelly from Sister Caritas Cancer Center and Sonja and Stella from Beacon Hospice, for the exceptional care they provided to Ralph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sister Caritas Cancer Center, 271 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 or to the East Longmeadow Veterans’ Memorial Fund, c/o East Longmeadow Council on Aging, 328 North Main St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028.

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Funeral Mass
March 22, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Michael's Church
128 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

March 22, 2022

12:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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