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Dorothy M. (Bell) Yarber, R.N.

January 5, 1930 ~ March 23, 2019 (age 89)


Dorothy M. (Bell) Yarber, R.N., of Granby, passed away peacefully at Holyoke Medical Center on Saturday March 23, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Dorothy was born in Springfield, daughter of the late Samuel and May (Cunliffe) Bell. She worked as a Registered Nurse for many years at several local facilities including Holyoke Medical Center, Wingate of South Hadley and as a nurse for Daniel O’Connell & Sons Construction Co. Dorothy was active with the Granby Senior Center and Council on Aging, and had been a member of the Red Hat Club and Junior League. She enjoyed cribbage and card games with her family and friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Bradford S. Yarber. She is survived by her two daughters: Cynthia “Cyndy” Gaj and her husband Richard of Granby, and Patricia “Patty” Desormier and her husband Arthur of Lenox, MA; four grandchildren: Richard Gaj, Jr. (Amy), Deidre Gaj, Reagan Talis, and Ryann Desormier; and 7 great-grandchildren: Kendra, Shane, Alex, Anthony, Luis, Sydney, and Spencer. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 30 at 11:00am in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke, followed by burial in Forestdale Cemetery. A calling hour will be held prior from 10:00am to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to: Chicopee Dialysis Center, 601 Memorial Dr. Chicopee, MA 01020 or the American Heart Association, 1111 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089

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