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Dolores "Dolly" Gagnon

July 1, 2017

Greenfield- Dolores “Dolly” A. Gagnon, 80, of Briar Way died Saturday 7/1/17 at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst after a short and sudden illness.  She was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 5, 1936, the daughter of Lee and Bernadine (Suprenant) Gagnon.  Dolly attended local schools in Greenfield and was a graduate of Greenfield High School Class of 1954. 

Dolly was employed at The Recorder for over sixty years.  She started as a typesetter and worked her way up to writing and reporting columns including “Talk of the Towns”, a compilation of activities and services in Greenfield and its surrounding towns, and documenting the births and obituaries.


Dolly was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, the Greenfield Garden Club, and the YMCA.  Dolly was an avid doll collector and enjoyed walking (included doing 5K’s), baking, gardening, the Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and UMass sports of any kind.  Dolly was devoted to her friends, family, her Greenfield Recorder family and her sister’s dog Reggie.



Among her survivors, Dolly leaves two sisters, Judy Gagnon of Greenfield and Janet Perry and her husband James of Pennsylvania; two nephews, Michael Perry of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Mark Perry and his wife Merry of Quincy, MA; and many cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Raymond.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 7/15 at 10am at Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main Street, Greenfield.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield. 

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 59 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040; Attn: Relay for Life of Franklin County, Team “Wishing Wiles You Work”.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kostanski Funeral Home.  Sympathy message available at


 Service Information

Liturgy of Christian Burial
July 15, 2017

10:00 AM
Holy Trinity Church
133 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301

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