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Chester Ralph Ardolino

July 10, 1937 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 82)

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Chester R. “Nono” Ardolino, 82, a lifelong resident of Springfield, died late Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at Baystate Medical Center, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Springfield, a son of the late Antonio and Lena (Vancini) Ardolino-Trahan. He attended the High School of Commerce. Chet proudly served the United States Army 10th Mountain Division from March of 1955 until February 1958.  Upon his honorable discharge from active duty, Chet returned home and began a long career managing numerous area establishments in Springfield. Chet was active in his children’s sporting events where he coached both youth baseball and basketball teams for a number of years. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his seven grandchildren as they were truly what mattered most. He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 53 years, Joanne M. (Boland) Ardolino of Springfield and leaves four loving children, Chester J. Ardolino and his wife Amal of Wilbraham, Lena M. McCaffrey and her husband John, Anthony M. Ardolino and his wife Megan, and Karla A. Bouchard and her husband James all of Springfield; seven cherished grandchildren, Rose, Amir, Robert, Anthony, Chester, Ella and Zakaria; a brother Antonio Ardolino of Wilbraham; two sisters, Linda Jordan and Colleen Trahan both of Springfield; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was also predeceased by a sister Phyllis Dieni. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, February 23rd from 2-5 PM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street in Springfield. His funeral will be held on Monday, February 24th beginning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut St., Springfield, with Rites of Committal and Military Honors bestowed at 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chet’s name may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142. For more information, please visit us at www.byronkeenan.com   

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
February 24, 2020

10:00 AM
Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
1858 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
February 24, 2020

11:30 AM
Sacred Heart Church
395 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01104

Committal and Military Honors at 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main
Monday
February 24, 2020

1:00 PM
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Agawam

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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