Welcome to the memorial page for

Melody Aguda

August 19, 1963 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 54)

Melody Lagac Aguda entered into eternal peace on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at Vibra Healthcare in Springfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 19, 1963 to Ildefonso P. Aguda and Rosa (Lagac) Aguda in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She spent her youth in the Philippines then lived in Hawaii for 2 years before settling down in Westfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1982. She was a member of the National Honor Society and played field hockey and tennis. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Psychology. In 2002, Melody received her Master’s Degree from American International College. Melody was predeceased by her father, Ildefonso Aguda, MD. She leaves behind her loving mother Rosa, her brother Ariel, her sister and brother-in-law Shelley and Bill Downes, nieces Caitlin and Kateri, and nephew Will, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her dearly. Melody was a quiet, unassuming, kind and gentle person. Before her life was cut surprisingly short by Pulmonary Fibrosis, Melody worked in various capacities for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and also for the Prime Home Health Care and Companions. She gave of herself without thought of a reward and always had a smile and kind words to others. She volunteered at the following organizations: The Westfield Senior Center Companionship Program and the Baystate Visiting Nurse and Hospice Association. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Bayanihan Association and the Santo Nino Prayer Group. Melody’s family would like to thank the numerous doctors, nurses and caregivers who attended Melody in the final months of her life at Baystate Medical Center, Genesis Health South, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and Vibra Healthcare of Western Massachusetts. They would also like to thank the Dialysis Center of Western Massachusetts in Chicopee and Melody’s primary care physician, Dr. Rulour Torio. Calling hours will be 6-8 on Friday, November 3 at Firtion-Adams Funeral Home at 76 Broad Street in Westfield, MA. A funeral mass will be held on November 4 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, the National Kidney Foundation or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield, MA 01085.

 Service Information

November 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Funeral Service
November 4, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
30 Bartlett St
Westfield, MA 01085

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