John R. (Jack) 0 Savoia

November 22, 1937 - July 15, 2016
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John R. Savoia, DDS, (Jack) 78, of Ludlow, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2016. He was born in Barre, VT on November 22, 1937 to the late Olga and Reno Savoia. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre, VT in 1955. Dr. Savoia attended Springfield College and proudly graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education in 1959. In recognition for his embodiment of the schools motto Spirit, Mind, Body, Jack was awarded the Tarbell Medallion & Distinguished Alumnus Award. He received his DDS from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1964. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Upon his return from his Army service, he established his dental practice in Ludlow. He served the townspeople for 50 years, owning his final practice on Winsor St. from 1976 until his retirement in 2014.

Dr. Savoia was very active in the community and touched many lives through his service in many organizations and local committees such as: Director of the Ludlow Chamber of Commerce 1986-92, President 1988; Ludlow Boys & Girls Club 1991-1998; Corporator of Springfield College 1993-1999; Shriner-Member of MELHA TEMPLE Springfield; Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass; Longmeadow UNICO; and Worshipful Master of the Ludlow Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the First Church of Ludlow. Jack was a New England Patriots fanatic and season ticket holder for over 45 years. He enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod at his summer home, jogging, skiing, traveling and simply being Italian.

Jack is survived by his cherished wife and best friend Jane (Kawecki) Savoia of Ludlow, MA; his children Lynn Trombly of Ludlow, MA; Cheryl LaBreck of Medford, MA; Cheri Patenaude of Ludlow, MA; Karen Trombly of Norwood, MA and John A. (Khrystyne) Savoia of Warwick, RI. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Alyssa, Lindsay and Brett Patenaude and his siblings Loretta (Tom) Laurino of Wilbraham, MA; Don Savoia of Ludlow, MA and Dr. Rodney (Cheska) Savoia of Reston, VA

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Services celebrating Jacks life will be held Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at First Church in Ludlow, 825 Center St. Ludlow, MA. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

In celebration of his full and vibrant life, Jacks family asks that those attending wear bright, joyful colors. Jackets and ties are not required for gentlemen.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056
First Church of Ludlow
895 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

 

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Born: November 22, 1937
Died: July 15, 2016

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John & Vicki Manley posted on 1/1/15

Dear Carole,Brian, & Family, We were so sorry to read of Frank's passing. He has always been such a wonderful person and friend. We just loved him. All of you will be in our prayers and thoughts.

 

Mary (Prather) Crawford posted on 1/1/15

Dear Carole, Brian & family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of your loss. Frank was a Wonderful man! I have countless warm memories of him. I especially loved seeing him & Daddy hanging out in the back yard talking & laughing. I can just picture them together in heaven, smiling and laughing and catching up on old times.I wish I could be closer to love and support you. ~mary

 

Tom Prather posted on 1/1/15

Dear Carole,Brian and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Frank. He was such a good freind to my dad and a great neighbor while I was growing up. He will be missed. God bless you and help you through your loss.And remember we will all be reunited in heaven. Tom Prather

 

Tiffany, Pam, Dylan and family posted on 1/1/15

Dear Carol and family, we are sorry to hear about your loss, Frank was truely a wonderful man, always made us laugh and saw Dylan since the day he was born and watched him grow at the place i used to work. You will be missed a ton, Carol you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Tiffany, Pam, Dylan, and family

 

Isaac Crews posted on 1/1/15

To the Byrd Family: I extend my deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. Mr. Byrd was a great person that always had the time to speak and share a kind word with anyone he came in contact with. May God continue to keep and strengthen you during this time and beyond.

 

Jody and Sharon Bolitho posted on 1/1/15

Frank was so special to us--just a great guy! I loved bantering with him when he'd tease me unmercifully when I'd be walking in the neighborhood. A light has gone out, that is for certain. Our heartfelt condolences to you and Brian, Carole. We love you.

 

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