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Hilary Michelle Sloin (1963 - 2019)

Hilary Michelle Sloin, playwright, writer, and essayist died at her home in Ashfield, Massachusetts on June 11, 2019. She was 55 years old. The cause of death was suicide, following a lifelong struggle with mental illness. The daughter of Arnold David Spiegel and Susan Hadelman Sloin, Hilary was born on Dec. 18, 1963, in New Haven, Connecticut, a town captured with sardonic intimacy in many of her writings. After escaping from the nearby suburbs, she went to Marlboro College in Vermont to study creative writing, before completing graduate study in playwriting at New York University. Her first major play, Lust and Pity, dealt openly with lesbianism, love, jealousy, and suicide – all wrapped i

James Mandeville (1944 - 2019)

James Mandeville,75, died on May 29, 2019 at the Soldiers home in Holyoke. Jim was born in Springfield MA on January 31, 1944. He had one brother and one sister who are now deceased. Jim served his country in the Navy from June 1962 to August 1966. He was on aircraft carriers, The Enterprise and USS Forrestal. He traveled around the world and was very proud of his service. A journalist traveled with one of the carriers and wrote a book which included several photos of Jim. Jim and Linda married and had two sons, Joshua and James. Jim worked in retail and at a Suburban Chevrolet car dealership as an Automotive Service Manager. He retired in his 60’s. Jim enjoyed watching sports and was a

James E. Corcoran (1960-2019)

West Springfield- James E. Corcoran Sr. 59, passed away surrounded by his family at Baystate Medical Center on May 31, 2019. He was born in Springfield, MA and was a graduate of Commerce High School. He later pursued a Culinary Arts degree. James was a handy man who enjoyed riding his bike, fishing by the river and rocking out to his tunes. James had a passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles. James enjoyed spending time outside with his friends of West Springfield. James is survived by his son James Jr. of Springfield and 4 other children. Two sisters Anna Ostrowski and her husband Rick Ostrowski. Joann Barrett. Four brothers, Donald Corcoran Jr., Donald Hatfield, Harry Hatfield and John Cor