Who We Are
Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
"Serving All Faiths and Nationalities”
The staff at Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center are committed to helping you create an individualized tribute for your loved one. We are here to explain the value and benefit of all available options and are sure to answer your questions in a clear and understandable manner.
Our professional, dedicated and personable staff strives to make a very difficult time less stressful and to ensure that the arrangements you make meet with your individual wishes.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about personalizing funeral services and what options are available for you and your family.
Our Valued Staff
Suzanne O'Sullivan Keenan, Funeral Director
Suzanne O'Sullivan Keenan was born and raised in Springfield's sister city, Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. While in primary school Sue remembers watching funeral services pass by her window to a nearby cemetery. The ceremony and tradition of the mourners made a lasting impression on her, sowing the seeds for her future career.
After moving to the United States with her family in 1984, Sue attended Holy Name School in Springfield and graduated from Wilbraham and Monson Academy.
Upon graduation from Wilbraham and Monson Sue attended Mount Ida College where she received a degree in Mortuary Science. Sue became a licensed funeral director in 1996. Sue has worked in several local funeral homes. In 2008 Sue was asked to partner with Byron Funeral Home to provide enhanced service and options to families. With a large renovation and new name of Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, Sue looks forward to new beginnings, establishing relationships with families and continuing the quality care of the families she's been honored to serve in the past.
In 2008 Sue became a citizen of the United States of America.
Sue is a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. Sue resides in Longmeadow with her husband and son Joseph.
Michael Gadziala, Funeral Director
Michael was raised in Ware, Massachusetts and attended Holyoke Community College. It was during this time that he found an interest in the funeral profession and worked for area funeral homes, part time. In 1975 Michael moved to Boston, and has been involved in funeral work ever since on a full time basis. Michael was a 1978 Honors Graduate of the former New England Institute, Kenmore Square in Boston. He is a licensed funeral director in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Michael worked for twenty years in Connecticut before moving to Springfield. “Coming back to the Springfield area is very meaningful to me as I spent so much of my youth in this area. Serving families has always been very rewarding. Creating a personal service which will enshrine the memory of a loved one is of the utmost importance to me.” Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife, Marianne and daughter Angelina. His pastimes include photography and music.