Do you want to add your name to our list of Citizens who support our cause in making a difference for Veterans at our Soldiers' Home in Holyoke?  Send us a note here.

 

COALITION COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Paul Barabani, President of the Friends of the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam and former superintendent of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

Delfo Barabani Jr., President Chapter 111 of the Vietnam Veterans of America

Laurie Mandeville Beaudette, daughter of Navy Veteran James Mandeville (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke)

Sheryl Blais, daughter of Veteran Robert Blais who died of COVID-19 at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Larry Cervelli, chair, Western Massachusetts Veterans' Outreach Project

Richard Connor, Disabled American Veterans & Army Veteran

 

Steve Connor, Navy Veteran; president, Western Massachusetts Veterans Officer Association & Navy Veteran; director of Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services; member of the Western Massachusetts Veterans’ Outreach Project

Eileen Driscoll, family member of Army Veteran Alfred Healy (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke)

Ann Haskell, family member of Navy Veteran Tony King (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke)

Don Haskell, family member of Navy Veteran Tony King (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke)

Troy W. Henke, Commander, District 7, VFW MA

 

John Hurley, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart & Marine Corps Veteran

 

Susan Kenney, daughter of Air Force Veteran Charles Lowell (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke)

 

Kris Kozuch, member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary & board member, Honor Flight New England

Brenda Lowell, daughter of Air Force Veteran Charles Lowell (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 at Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke)

Cheryl C. Malandrinos, daughter-in-law of Navy Veteran Harry P. Malandrinos (deceased Veteran from COVID-19 who resided at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke)

Gene McGreevy, Disabled American Veterans

 

Kenny Melanson, member of Veterans Advisory Board, Town of West Springfield

 

John Paradis, Air Force Veteran; former deputy superintendent of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; member of the Western Massachusetts Veterans’ Outreach Project

 

Jesus Pereira, City of Holyoke Veterans’ Services & Army Veteran

Al Picard, Chicopee Veteran

 

Terry Picard, RN, commissioner, Chicopee Board of Health, and former member, PAV Ladies Auxiliary

 

Pam Quirk, former director of nursing, Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Bob Ragone, Veteran

 

Trish Ragone, Spouse of Veteran

 

Eric Segundo, Town of Ludlow Veterans’ Services, Army Veteran & past Massachusetts Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mike Slater, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Tracy Taylor, past president, American Gold Star Mothers Inc., Rhode Island & Massachusetts Department

Cheryl Turgeon, daughter of Veteran Dennis Thresher, resident at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

 

Cynthia Watson, former Trustee of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

 

Brian Willette, Commander of Military Order of the Purple Heart (Department of  Massachusetts) & Army Veteran

CITIZENS WHO SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

Mark Blais, son of Veteran Robert Blais at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke who died of COVID-19

Brian Q. Corridan, U.S. Navy Veteran, 5 Years of service on the Holyoke Soldiers Home Board of Trustees, (Not re-appointed by current state officials)

Maureen Cragen, Past President, American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Massachusetts

Kristen Hicklen, daughter of Veteran Donald LaValley, who was a resident at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke who died in November 2019.

Roger Johnson, (retired) Director of the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System

Donald Laduzenski, Marine Veteran  

Kenneth Paquette, former employee of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke (retired)

Susan Regensburger, daughter of John J. MacKay, resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke

Dennis Thresher Jr., son of Veteran Dennis Thresher Sr., resident at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

Christine Tron, U.S. Army First Sergeant (Retired)

John J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Army combat veteran, infantry, Vietnam Conflict, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Soldiers Home in Holyoke

C. Whitaker Battle, State Dir., DNC Veterans and Military Families Council

Michael GJ Gaudette, son of U.S. Army Veteran Dr. George R. Gaudette, who died of COVID-19 contracted at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke

Patricia Duffy, Democratic nominee for the 5th Hampden District

B. Sean Lynch                                               Leslie G. Gladu                                                        Susan Brady

 

Liz Simpson                                                  Suzanna Smith                                                       Christine Savage                                          

Lorraine A. Silver                                         Terri Crowley                                                          Michael Gormalley

Dianne Clinton                                             Luis Russo                                                                Helen and Carl Meschke

David A Hewes                                             Ralph E. Silver                                                         Robert P. Cahillane

Ellen Jordan                                                  Shan Stoffolan                                                        Cheryl  Blow

Erin Schadel                                                  Shelia Conlin-Fitzgerald                                       Edward & Susan Przystas

Jack Chamberland                                       Mark Devine                                                             Eddie Stankiewicz

Joan Digris RN                                              Stephen Giordano                                                   Tricia Kennedy  

Julie Magri                                                     Steven Dudley                                                          Julie Copoulos

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO SUPPORT THE COALITION

U.S. Congressman Richard E. Neal

State Senator John Velis

State Senator Jo Comerford

State Representative Aaron Vega

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa

State Representative Brian Ashe

State Representative Joseph Wagner

Springfield City Councilor Adam Gomez

CITIES AND TOWNS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT THE COALITION

Massachusetts Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Willimansett Post 353, The American Legion

Chapter One-Eleven, Vietnam Veterans of America

Chicopee Board of Health

Hampden County District Three, The American Legion

Town of Granby

Town of Ludlow

Town of Southwick

Town of Granville

Town of Williamsburg

Town of Amherst

The Veterans Council of Northampton

Western Massachusetts Veterans Outreach Project

Greater Holyoke Council for Human Understanding

Town of Chesterfield

Town of Hadley

Whip City Memorial Post No. 454, Inc., The American Legion, Westfield

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 219, Westfield

Town of Middlefield

Town of Chester

Town of Cummington

City of Holyoke

Town of Monson

Conklin Lane Coakley, Veterans of Foreign Wars of America Post 12079, Lenox

Town of Huntington

Council #69 Knights of Columbus, Chicopee

The Purple Heart Trail of Westfield

Chapter 219, Vietnam Veterans of America

Westfield Moose 1255 of Westfield

City of Northampton

Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Massachusetts

Yankee Division Veterans Association- Holyoke Chapter

Town of Worthington

Town of Wilbraham

City of Easthampton

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 996, North Adams

Town of Plainfield

Town of East Longmeadow

Town of Longmeadow

 
 

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