By Jim Kinney | firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter on May 29, 2016 at 9:23 PM, updated May 30, 2016 at 7:27 AM Memorial Day ceremonies which had been planned to be outdoors will now be 11 a.m., Monday, May 30 inside the auditorium at South Middle School, 30 West Silver St. WESTFIELD– The city of Westfield cancelled Sunday night its Memorial Day Parade which had been scheduled for Monday morning. The city cited predicted inclement weather in a post on its Facebook page. The parade was to have concluded across the street at Parker Memorial Park. Weather forecasts call for a tropical rainstorm with nearly half an inch of rain expected to fall in Westfield. Parades in Chicopee and in Agawam and South Hadley have been cancelled as well.
Jeanette A. (Major) Doyon, 99, a longtime resident of Worthington Street in the Aldenville section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She passed into Eternal Life at Mount Saint Vincent Care Center in Holyoke surrounded by all the memories she loved and cherished. She was born in Dixville, Province of Quebec, Canada on April 23, 1917, a beloved daughter of the late Eugene J. and Leonie M. (Crete) Major. She was a communicant of Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Aldenville. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fernando G. “Pete” Doyon who was Called Home on October 16, 2010; her loving daughter, Karen Marie (Doyon) Regnier who was Called Home on June 7, 2000; and her four loving brothers, Norman E. Major who was Called Home on September 1, 1991, Leo Paul Major who was Called Home on December 4, 1995, Rheal A. Major who was Called Home on April 19, 1999 and Roger E. Major who was Called Home on March 13, 2001. She leaves her son-in-law, Thomas L. Regnier; her two grandchildren, Jesse C. Regnier and Amanda J. Bidwell (David)