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Pauline A. (Bissonnette) Sagan
June 25, 2021


CHICOPEE – Pauline A. “Gree” (Bissonnette) Sagan, 101, of the Fairview section of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Sunday, April 11, 2021. She passed into Eternal Life at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida surrounded by the care and comfort of her wonderful caregivers and her loving family. She was born in Springfield on December 8, 1919, a beloved daughter of the late Charles and Cecile (Blais) Bissonnette. Pauline was raised in Springfield and later in Chicopee where she lived for many years. She was a communicant of Sainte Rose de Lima Church in Chicopee. During the winter months for the past 40 years, she loved wintering on Marco Island, Florida with her family. During her leisure time, Pauline enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and the Virgin Islands, trying her luck at the casinos in Las Vegas, Florida and Connecticut where she always had a great time and was always ready to meet up with her friends for a fun game of bingo. She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her beautiful vegetable and flower beds at her home in Chicopee. Most of all, she was a wonderful homemaker who adored her family and showered them with her love and affection. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John F. Sagan who was Called Home on June 24, 1982; her loving son, Robert J. Sagan who was Called Home on March 8, 1997; her loving son-in-law, Vincent J. Holback who was Called Home on December 17, 1982; her five dear brothers, George, Albert, Homer, Emile and Robert Bissonnette; and her four dear sisters, Leona Martin, Jeannine Wentworth, Anita Bernier and Rita Gardner. She leaves her two devoted daughters, Diane S. Denby and her husband, Ernest, and Joan L. Holback, all of Marco Island, FL; her two cherished grandchildren, Kristopher Denby and his wife, Elizabeth, of Madison, WI and Katelyn Edwards and her husband, Aaron, of Los Angeles, CA; her three cherished great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Oliviana Denby and Everly Edwards; her two dear sisters, Lorraine Rezzani of Westfield and Aline Beaulieu of Belchertown; and her many dear nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family members and numerous friends. Her family will receive friends on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. which will be followed by a Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Pierre – Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels, (413-532-9806), 13 Dale Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. The parking lot and main entrance are located in the rear of the funeral home at 20 Lafayette Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Her Burial will follow the Prayer Service at Sainte Rose Cemetery, 49 Olsen Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. For more details and to leave her family condolence messages, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Aldenville Chapels
13 Dale Street
Chicopee, MA 01020