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John V. Tranghese

John Vincent Tranghese, 86, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2021.

Born in Springfield, he was the son of the late Carlo & Pauline (Scibelli) Tranghese.

John’s career spanned many years, as a salesman in the transportation industry, he seemed to have deals going well into his eighties. He took great pride in working for himself.

He had a lifelong passion for songwriting, pages and pages of published lyrics exist, culminating in the release of a country CD a few years back. He was an active member of the Our Lady of Grace Society, helping to keep the traditions of his Italian heritage and his beloved South End of Springfield alive for future generations. Some of his free time, when not with family, was spent fishing and visiting the casinos.

John will be missed dearly by his daughters, Joanne Martins & husband Fernando of Chicopee & Jennifer Pozzuto & husband Joseph of E. Longmeadow, cherished grandchildren, Jason & Julia Martins and Nicole & Victoria Pozzuto, brothers, Albert & wife Carol of Wilbraham & Carlo of E. Longmeadow, sister, Janet Fontaine & husband Gene of E. Longmeadow, sister-in-law, Judy Tranghese of Longmeadow, and many beloved nieces & nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy (Kagan) Tranghese in 1993, then by his companion, Patricia MacDonald in 2017, as well as his daughter, Susan, brother, Louis, and sister-in-law, Donna Tranghese.

Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, June 10, 4-6 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. A private burial, in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the South End Community Center, 99 Marble St., Springfield, MA 01105.

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Jun 09, 2021

I send my deepest condolences on the passing of John, both a friend and musical cohort, whom I admired. I have had the pleasure of knowing John for over 30 years and had the privilege of helping this gifted lyricist and songwriter in bringing his music to life. I will dearly miss the conversations about life we would have and the consistent flow of lyrics and musical ideas that John would bring to me. My heartfelt love and condolences go out to his family. John will forever live through the wonderful lyrics and music he wrote.

Sincerely & Regretfully,

Bob Casinghino

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