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Alfred G. Gladding

March 2, 1935 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Alfred Gladding Obituary

Alfred G. Gladding, 88, passed away on February 10, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Springfield to the late Alfred D. and Ella (Sochurek) Gladding. He enlisted in the Army National Guard as a mechanic and served for over 45 years, retiring in 1982. He loved fishing, going hunting, being outdoors and cooking for his family and friends. Having a great love for the water, Alfred enjoyed spending time at the red Keedy cottage on Windsor Pond, his cottage on Lake Champlain, then in Maine and finally settling “on the pond” in Otis where he lived with his wife for many years. Al was very social and known for his legendary storytelling. He loved being around family and friends and he adored being a grandfather and great grandfather. Alfred is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, RoseMary (Gauthier) Gladding, his loving children, Stephen A. Gladding and his wife Joan of Westfield and Susan J. Oates and her husband Paul of Berlin, CT, his cherished grandchildren, Douglas Gladding and his wife Katelyn and Shane Gladding, all of Westfield and Meghan Oates and Eric Oates, both of Berlin, CT and two great grandchildren, Hunter and Nora Gladding. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 12Noon in the Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St. Westfield, MA. Visiting hours will precede the service from 10AM-12PM in the funeral home. www.firtionadams.com

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Visitation
Friday
February 16, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Funeral Service
Friday
February 16, 2024

12:00 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

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